The Brown Institute for Brain Science establishes partnerships with companies and colleagues in industry to support our research mission, to propel innovation and commercialization, and to develop intellectual property into start-up companies and applications of all kinds. BIBS welcomes conversations that advance mutual interests and priorities.
BIBS has a track record for such partnerships. Faculty members have founded companies that are, for example, developing brain-machine interfaces for paralzyed individuals (Cyberkinetics) and a new therapeutic for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals). Other opportunities include: seed funds; early-stage investment; unrestricted research program support; sponsored research; support for undergraduate and graduate students; equipment funds and discounts; opportunities to connect with faculty and students through conferences, lectures, and workshops.
For more information about industry partnerships and licensing opportunities, contact Brown's Industry and Engagement and Commercial Venturing Office.