Office of Corporate Alliances and Technology Transfer (CATT)
Building a bridge between discovery science
and commercialization partners...
The ocean’s scientific frontiers hold significant promise for commercialization of new technologies in multiple large markets, including energy, medicine, nutraceuticals, and food. Bigelow Laboratory, renowned as a pioneering ocean sciences research institution, has established the Office of Corporate Alliances and Technology Transfer (CATT) to work with the Senior Research Scientists
to build portfolios of proprietary and protected intellectual property, and establish relationships with private sector partners to commercialize marketable technologies and discoveries.
We are currently developing a range of initiatives that use advances in microbial oceanography in single-cell genomic analysis, bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and algae-based biofuels. Advanced technology transfer requires strategic stewardship and effective commercialization of the Laboratory's storehouse of specialized knowledge.
This is CATT's primary goal.
The transfer of technology and know-how adds to the universal body of knowledge and is of direct benefit to society. Industry partners profit financially from gaining access to new technologies. Introducing cutting-edge ocean science to the marketplace brings revenue back to the Laboratory, making it possible to continue and expand ongoing research and educational programs.
CATT serves three distinct groups:
- The Laboratory's researchers
- Industry partners
- The public
Norton Center for Blue Biotechnology
Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota
Single Cell Genomics Center
Jane J. MacIsaac Facility for Aquatic Cytometry
Industrial Collaboration Laboratory
Corporate Affiliate Program (CAP)
Industry Partnerships and Agreements
Recent CATT Outreach Initiatives
Conference Schedule for 2013