The mission of Brown Technology Innovations is to put Brown University’s technology first to drive commercial outcomes that benefit the University and society.
With its responsibilities to manage the university’s patent portfolio, the Brown University technology transfer office, called Brown Technology Innovations is first and foremost focused on commercialization.
We serve two customers: the faculty members who provide invention disclosures for patenting and commercialization; and the investors, entrepreneurs and companies that develop university technology. The faculty customer engages with our office concerning technology – specifically the evaluation of invention disclosures, the technology’s patenting and its licensing. The technology investor customer works with our office because they wish to obtain or support technology.
For Brown Technology Innovations, our focus is on Technology First. Read our full strategy here.
This 5 minute video describes how faculty can work with Brown Technology Innovations to explore commercial pathways to amplify the impact of their research. While the focus is on Life Sciences, the process described is relevant for any Brown researcher.
The following brief videos share more about our services:
New Strategy for Brown Technology Innovations. Neil Veloso, Executive Director, Brown Technology Innovations
Intellectual Property Licensing Primer. Kris Brown, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP (Brown ’89), Brown Technology Innovations Advisory Board Member
2020 Updates to Brown’s IP Policy. Len Katzman, Business Development Director, Brown Technology Innovations
Startup Case Example: Elkurt: A Platform for Vaccine Development. Jake Kurtis, Stanley M. Aronson Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Startup Case Example: Techstyle Materials: Smart Materials for Sustainable Buildings. Derek Stein, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Professor of Engineering
We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact our team.