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Commercialize Your Innovation

Driving a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers

From Ideas to Impact

Our mission at Innovation Ventures is to partner with the Rutgers community to encourage deliberate innovation, protect and leverage Rutgers intellectual property, foster collaboration with industry, and enable entrepreneurship.

Global Patents Issued

Fiscal Year 2021

Active Startups

Fiscal Year 2021

$42.6 Million
in Licensing Revenue

Fiscal Year 2021

Invention Disclosures

Fiscal Year 2021

Protect Your Innovation

Our team is dedicated to helping you transition your technologies and copyrighted materials from research to commercial viability.

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License and Commercialize

Intellectual property is an intangible asset that has financial value and is protected through patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws. Partner with our team to protect your ideas and learn more about the licensing process. 


Secure Commercialization Funding

Innovative, early-stage research often requires financial and business development support to advance them towards commercialization. Explore some of the funding opportunities available at Rutgers.

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Launch a Startup

Startups can be an exciting and rewarding path to commercializing innovation. Partner with our experts to navigate the course. 

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Available Technologies

Looking for an invention or technology to commercialize? Explore our portfolio of technologies available for licensing.

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What is TechAdvance?

TechAdvance is an early-stage-technology fund that provides financial support and business expertise for Rutgers faculty and students to advance promising technologies toward commercialization.

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TechAdvance Program - Rutgers Research

TechAdvance supports Rutgers researchers to advance their innovative technologies toward commercialization while providing unique opportunities to present their ideas to mentors, partners and investors. Hear from four TechAdvance award recipients and see how TechAdvance funding is helping them to transform their ideas into products that will make a positive impact on the world around us.

In Case You Missed It...

Innovation Ventures Road to Symposium Series: Attract and Maintain Industry Interest

This webinar examined the importance of understanding market needs and ways to engage industry partners and investors to draw and sustain their interest in your technology (NetID required to view video).

USPTO Webinar: Patenting Apps and Software Application

Rutgers Office for Research – Innovation Ventures and New Brunswick Libraries are proud to host a series of free webinars regarding the patent process. This session featured Alford Kindred, who has been with USPTO since 1997. His tenure includes serving as a patent examiner, primary patent examiner, supervisory patent Examiner, Acting Director of the Office of Information Management Service. (NetID required to view video)

USPTO Webinar: How to Conduct a Prior Art Search

Rutgers Office for Research – Innovation Ventures and New Brunswick Libraries are proud to host a series of free webinars regarding the patent process. This session featured Cynthia Sdrewski, who has been a member of the Information Technology Resource Provider since July 2003. She has significant experience in software development and training. (NetID required to view video).