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Commercialize Your Innovation

Driving a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers

From Ideas to Impact

Our mission 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 2023

Active Startups

Fiscal Year 2023

$12.7 Million
in Licensing Revenue

Fiscal Year 2023

Invention Disclosures

Fiscal Year 2023

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.

In Case You Missed It...

Innovation Ventures Road to Commercialization Symposium Series: Communicating with Impact; the Art of Storytelling

This webinar focuses on strategic communications, an important skill that covers active listening, precise message delivery, and asking for feedback. Learn how to tell the story of your research effectively and meaningfully to industry/investors. Hear from experts and successful Rutgers inventors/founders on how they gained attention and interest from industry for their innovative research/start-ups.

Innovation Ventures Road to Commercialization Symposium Series: How to Accelerate Your Commercialization Success with Non-Dilutive Funding

This webinar explores non-dilutive funding, a financing option that allows innovators to maximize their equity or ownership, as well as the resources Innovation Ventures provides, from founders and researchers who have launched startups and successfully secured non-dilutive funding.

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.

Research and Innovation News

Rutgers 2023 Edison Patent Award Recipients Andy Wyenandt, Jim Simon, Desmond Lun, Catherine Grgicak

Basil varieties that are resistant to the deadly downy mildew disease. A computational tool that calculates the probability of the number of contributors in a DNA profile. These two innovations share two things in common: both were developed at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and both received Edison Patent Awards at the Research & Development Council of New Jersey (RDNJ) annual banquet.

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Rutgers Office for Research has announced that RAPSS, the Research Administration and Proposal Submission System that is used by Rutgers researchers for the submission, review, approval, and tracking of sponsored award submissions and related budgets, has received an update that will simplify the system to improve the user experience and reduce administrative burden.