Technology Ventures Office (TVO)


Body Labs article in VentureBeat: Depth sensors in smartphones could enable accurate apparel sizing, custom tailoring and many more applications.

January 31, 2016 | Body Labs cofounder Eric Rachlin explores the ways that new smart phones equipped with depth sensors could disrupt several major markets before the year is over including fashion and apparel, mapping and navigation, virtual reality and 3D printing.


Takeda and NsGene Partner to Perform Research in Cell Encapsulation Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

January 7, 2016 | Takeda and NsGene announced a research partnership to focus on developing encapsulated cell therapies, an experimental technology that originated at Brown University, for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s disease.


Body Labs Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding Led by Intel Capital to Expand Market Segment Leadership in 3D Body Modeling Space

November 3, 2015 | Body Labs, founded in 2013 on technology originating at Brown University and provider of some of the world's most advanced technology for analyzing the human body's shape, pose and motion, today announced it has raised $8 Million in Series A funding -- led by Intel Capital.


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.


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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