Technology Ventures Office (TVO)


Innovation Showcase at Brown

Tuesday May 5, 2014


Event Archive

The Technology Ventures Office (TVO) works with faculty to commercialize inventions created from research at Brown. We aim to generate revenue for inventors, the research enterprise, and the University. Brown's TVO strives to achieve these goals by fostering strategic collaborations with industry through licensing,


A Better Water Wing to Harvest Tidal Energy
March 17,2014 |
A research group at Brown, led by Shreyas Mandre, assistant professor of engineering, is developing a hydrofoil — a water wing — as a means to harvest tidal energy.


New Tech Allows Anyone to Have a 3D Doppelgänger
March 5, 2014 | PRWeb
Body Labs, Inc. has developed technology to easily create highly accurate and realistic avatars that can mimic the entire range of human motion based on research from Brown and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.


Royalties from Research Patents on the Rise
March 4, 2014 | Brown Daily Herald
The University’s gross licensing income — total royalties from research patents — rose approximately 44 percent to $2.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

This Business Wants to Take Dirty Money to the Cleaners
Feb. 9, 2014 | PBN

Nabil Lawandy, head of Spectra Systems Corp. and former Brown faculty member, has developed a new technique for cleaning grimy money that is gathering attention for its potential to save taxpayers billions of dollars.



sponsored research, and launching of new ventures.


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For more information, please contact the Technology Ventures Office at or (401) 863-7499.

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