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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 2022

Active Startups

Fiscal Year 2022

$13.4 Million
in Licensing Revenue

Fiscal Year 2022

Invention Disclosures

Fiscal Year 2022

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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Available Technologies

Looking for an invention or technology to commercialize? Explore our portfolio of technologies available for licensing. Reach out to for questions and partnership opportunities.

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What is Innovation Ventures?

Learn more about the work of the Innovation Ventures team within Rutgers Office for Research and how we can help bring our researchers' innovations from ideas to impact.

Upcoming Events

In Case You Missed It...

Innovation Ventures Road to Commercialization Symposium Series: License to an Existing Company or Launch a Startup

This webinar highlights how Innovation Ventures works with innovators to decide between launching a startup and licensing to an existing company, why a startup may be the right choice, what does it mean to be a founder of a startup and the available resources at Innovation Ventures to help along the way (NetID required to view video).

Innovation Ventures Road to Commercialization Symposium: Effective Partnerships with Industry

This webinar focuses on how industry partners evaluate research collaborations and technology licensing opportunities: the type of data they look for, how to speak their language and what questions to expect.

Innovation Ventures Road to Commercialization Symposium Series: R U Protecting Your Innovative Idea

In this webinar, hear from prolific faculty researchers about how they developed their technologies, engaged with Innovation Ventures, secured commercialization focused funding, and attracted industry interest to advance the commercialization of their innovative ideas.

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).

Research and Innovation News

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Rutgers Office for Research is honoring Women’s History Month by highlighting researchers from each of the university’s four campuses: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. These five women, and the impressive work they do every day to make the world a better place, represent the best of Rutgers; the diverse faculty and the variety of research conducted within, inclusive of STEM, arts, humanities and the social sciences.

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To celebrate Black History Month, the Office for Research is highlighting some of the many researchers from across Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey who are making an impact on the university and their field of study. The vital work being conducted represents the diversity of research within Rutgers, which is inclusive of STEM, arts, humanities and the social sciences. The faculty members featured in this Q&A story are not just leaders in their fields; they also represent the notions of diversity, equity, and inclusion that the university and the Office for Research strive to uphold.