OTD works to support UNC’s mission to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge and serves the university and the public by licensing innovations developed by faculty, students and staff. Services include evaluating, patenting, licensing and assisting faculty in obtaining research support from corporate sponsors. Innovators from UNC can use this site to learn how to protect their ideas, how to share their ideas with others, and when and how to start a company, including information about the Carolina Express License Agreement for startups. Companies can search or browse technologies or research tools (cell lines, transgenic animals, etc.) available for licensing or learn about exciting UNC Startups looking for investment. Researchers may want to start using the site by browsing Commonly Asked Questions and Answers About Patents Licensing.