Technology Ventures Office (TVO)


Neon Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
August 5, 2015 | Neon Labs, a company launched based on science developed at Brown and Carnegie Mellon University, announced that it has been selected as a 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a group of the 49 most innovative global companies as determined by the World Economic Forum.


Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals to Present at Biotech Showcase 2015 on Monday, January 12
January 8, 2015 Business Wire
Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Justin Fallon, PhD – Corporate Director, Founding Scientist and Brown University Professor – will present at next week’s Biotech Showcase™ 2015 in San Francisco, CA. 


Blackrock Microsystems Launches Wireless Brain Research System
December 19, 2014 | PRNewswire

Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it has struck an agreement with Brown University to license and commercialize a wireless neural activity monitoring system that will liberate neuroscientists from the cumbersome wires and cables that have burdened their research for decades.

Three faculty named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

December 16, 2014 | News from Brown
John Donoghue, Maurice Herlihy, and Jeffrey Morgan have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their “highly prolific spirit of innovation.” They will be inducted March 20, 2015, at the NAI’s annual conference at Cal Tech in Pasadena.



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, sponsored research, and launching of new ventures.


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