University Industry Linkage & Technology Transfer Director office at Jimma University has been established in July 2017. It is one of the main directorate offices under the Vice President for Research and Community Services.

There are two mainstreaming under the directorate of UiL & TT. Those are University Industry Linkage which focuses on Internship (engagement of students in practical training in different industries in Ethiopia) and externship activities in the university & Technology Transfer which focuses on the process of knowledge transferring the new findings, technologies & researches in the University for commercial or public use.