The primary mission of the Research Commercialization and SBIR Center is to create Student and Faculty Startups and transition the over 600,000 science and technology (S&T) graduate students and post-docs into industry jobs after they graduate. This is achieved through
- The Faculty and Student Startup Company Creation Assistance
- Entrepreneurial training and mentoring
- Educational workshops and courses on research commercialization and SBIR submission
- University Technology Showcases to companies, investors and entrepreneurs
- Online networking through researcher profiles on the site
- University Startups Conference
Our programs instill a fundamental understanding of innovation, commercialization and tech transfer required to successfully function in industry. This includes a deep and practical learning about intellectual property, employment law, consulting, tech transfer, federal funding, SBIRs, and startup creation and funding.
The site is open to the general public and will help anyone interested in being an active participant in the Global Innovation Economy, including faculty, university tech transfer officials and professionals, startup creation managers and professionals, VCs and angel investors, economic development officers, university economic development officials, government officials, entrepreneurs, licensing specialists, business development officers, corporate strategic investors, entrepreneurs-in-residence, and university research park managers.
Registration to the website is free. Most introductory workshops and webinars are free, while most advanced workshops have a registration fee involved.
Difference Between Webinars and Course/Workshops
Webinars are generally more informal and free. Advanced Courses/Workshops are more structured with a particular educational purpose that it tested at the end of the course. A Certificate of Successful Completion is awarded upon passing the test of an advanced course.
Grad Student & Post Doc Discounts
To help undergrad, grad students and post-docs enter the research commercialization economy, they can receive up to 75% scholarships to attend the paid workshops.
The site incorporates the latest in social networking functionality to help faculty, students, universities, industry and government develop a robust network of researchers commercializing invention and innovation.
Available Workshops and Webinars
We are planning the following research commercialization workshops and webinars this year. Click here to see what is currently offered and to subscribe.
- Research Commercialization Introductory Course
- Building University-Industry Collaborations Series
- Government Research Funding Programs Series
- International Innovation Series
- SBIR Programs Series
- What Are Universities Doing to Create and Fund University Startups
- Finding Early Stage Funding for Research-Intensive Companies
- Marketing Strategy for Researchers
- Product Development and the Innovation Process for Researchers
- Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company
- Tech Transfer: Working with Universities and Federal Labs for Researchers
- Understanding Business Law and Regulations for Researchers
- Understanding Patents and the Patent Application Process for Engineers and Scientists
- Understanding SBIRs for Researchers
- Angel and VC Presentations for Research-Intensive Companies
- Applying to the DoD SBIR Programs
- Applying to the DOE SBIR Program
- Applying to the NIH SBIR Program
- Applying to the NSF SBIR Program
- Business Plan Creation for Research-Intensive Companies
Research Commercialization Blog
Please visit our research commercialization blog on the website homepage to stay current on what is going on in the innovation economy.