Cityscape in background with people at the top of a rock, one helping another climb to the top

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.

126
Global Patents Issued

Fiscal Year 2021

88
Active Startups

Fiscal Year 2021

$42.6 Million
in Licensing Revenue

Fiscal Year 2021

154
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.

Glow  Light Bulb

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. 

Innovation

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.

Dollar signs on black background

Available Technologies

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

SmartWristband image
Glow  Light Bulb
Innovation
Dollar signs on black background
Startup Rocket
SmartWristband image
What is Innovation Ventures title screen with light bulb in background

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: 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).

Innovation Ventures Road to Commercialization 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).

Research and Innovation News

Lightbulb within a digital circle

A pair of Rutgers startups have received a grant from the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology (CSIT) as part of the organization’s Catalyst Seed Research and Development (R&D) Grant and Clean Tech Seed Grant programs. The program awarded a combined total of just under $4 million in grants to 45 startups in New Jersey, with the goal of supporting the companies’ efforts to advance their technologies closer to the marketplace.