Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO)

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The Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) provides a gateway to Boston Children's Hospital researchers and technologies in all major biomedical disciplines for both pediatric and adult markets. The TIDO facilitates the transfer of patentable and non-patentable intellectual property, research tools, know-how, and other technologies to industry through exclusive and non-exclusive licenses, option agreements, and the formation of start-up companies. Successful relationships have been established through our commercial partners' commercialization of the intellectual capital generated at this world-class research and healthcare institution. The TIDO has also has creative partnering and fundraising strategies to finance and manage early stage development of pediatric technologies.

The TIDO's primary activities include:

  • Technology assessment and patenting

  • Marketing of intellectual property

  • Negotiating agreements

  • Facilitating start up ventures

  • Facilitating material transfers

  • Facilitating technology development

Key TIDO Contact:

Jane Amara, PhD
Director, Technology & Innovation Development Office (Interim)

The Technology & Innovation Development Office may be reached at 617-919-3019 (x43019 internally) or by e-mail at TIDO. Our fax number is 617-919-3031. The TIDO is located at 1 Autumn St. 3rd Floor.

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