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Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics

The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative (AD&T) creates technologies and tools to combat disease, promote health, and safeguard the environment. The applications of AD&T innovations range from the home, to doctor’s offices, to emerging markets. For example, AD&T’s nearly 50 researchers have established a record of success in generating new intellectual property in areas such as diagnostic biochips, cancer-fighting nanoparticles, and paper-based diagnostic tools. AD&T collaborates with industry partners to build devices that both meet their needs and solve real-world problems.

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Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program

“The world’s needs and those of the business world are not mutually exclusive; joblessness, poverty, violence, pollution and disease affect how we live and how we do business.  But, what’s the most effective way to make a positive lasting difference in both world’s?  You tell us.  Then, Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) program will show you how to do it.   Developed in collaboration with the College of Science, the College of Engineering and Mendoza College of Business, ESTEEM is the first interdisciplinary, inter-college graduate degree program in the history of the University of Notre Dame.  The ESTEEM program is for individuals with a background in science, technology, engineering, and math, who wish to get training in business and entrepreneurship, while also sharpening their technical skills at a graduate school level.”

Innovation Park

Innovation Park

The mission of Innovation Park at Notre Dame is to cultivate marketable innovations in an inspiring environment, with access too:

  • Notre Dame cutting-edge research in 10 key areas
  • World-class students and faculty
  • Expert counsel from regional and Notre Dame networks
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Learn more about our private labs and fully equipped analytical lab available to rent by the day.

Patent Law

Master of Science in Patent Law

With a starting salary that can exceed $75,000, and in an economy that’s increasingly dependent upon innovative products—products that must be legally protected—a career as a Patent Agent is ideal for those with an interest in law and a background in either science or engineering. Notre Dame’s one-year Master of Science in Patent Law is a first of its kind program that prepares students with technical expertise to pass the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Bar and to succeed in day-to-day practice as a patent agent.


Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute

Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. Our programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery.

Intellectual property

Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is a business-oriented service function focused on implementing and distributing Notre Dame intellectual property.  Specifically, OTT helps University faculty, research staff, and students identify, protect, market, and license promising new technologies to industry, thus bridging the gap between Notre Dame and industry and helping to establish partnerships that can make useful new technologies available for public benefit.  In addition to the societal and financial benefits that may result, OTT values such partnerships for the opportunities they may provide for research collaborations between Notre Dame and its industry partners and for introducing Notre Dame students to potential employers.