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The JHU Innovation Ecosystem: A Living Listing of Resources and Connections

University Offices

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) is the intellectual property administration center of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to serving as the licensing, patent and technology commercialization office for Johns Hopkins researchers and inventors, JHTV also supports the growth of startup companies in and around the university and is an active liaison to parties interested in leveraging university research or materials for academic or corporate endeavors.

Invention Reporting, Intellectual Property and Licensing

From disclosing your work to applying for a patent and licensing your technology, JHTV provides inventors with a responsive, transparent process that efficiently moves their novel scientific and industrial discoveries, products and services to market.

See our process | Submit a report of invention

Submit Non-Disclosure or Material Transfer Agreements

Submitting non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and material transfer agreements (MTA) enables JHTV to act in and protect the interests of Johns Hopkins investigators.

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Get Corporate Funding

Our Corporate Partnerships group works on establishing large industry partnerships to advance faculty research. From initial discussions and framing deal terms to final execution and alliance management, we streamline the establishment, implementation and ongoing management of collaborations. We also manage large alliances, once signed, to allow investigators to focus on the science.

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Obtain Translational Funding

JHTV is available to help Hopkins’ inventors identify and pursue relevant funding opportunities. This includes federal and state programs, as well as a set of philanthropic grant programs established specifically for Hopkins innovators and managed by the JHTV team.

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Start Your Own Business

FastForward is JHTV’s coordinated suite of resources designed to help faculty founders efficiently take their technologies from startup to marketplace. We offer education sessions, mentorship and 30,000 square feet of affordable office and lab space, as well as a variety of funding opportunities.

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JHU School and Departmental Offices and Programs

JHU Medicine

JHU Whiting School of Engineering

JHU Carey Business School

JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health

JHU Organizations, Netoworks and Links Founded to Promote/Accelerate Innovation

  • Innovation Factory is the collaborative student-led organization with the mission to foster the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the Johns Hopkins community by facilitating access to learning, networking and investment opportunities.
  • Social Innovation Lab is an early-stage incubator located in Baltimore, Maryland that supports promising companies and organizations developing innovative solutions to local and global problems.
  • Hopkins Biotech Network was formed with the goal of providing a platform to network and to help members “understand the vast spectrum of opportunities in biotechnology, spanning everything from business to the lab bench.”
  • The Idea Lab is a crowdsourcing site for Hopkins innovation ideas, discussions and challenges.
  • The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club is a student-led organization that aims to introduce Johns Hopkins students and staff to a career in business management consulting. The group holds workshops, networking events and biotech case competitions.

JHU Affiliated Organizations

  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) provides critical contributions to challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development and analysis.
  • Sibley Innovation Hub helps coordinate activities and facilitate projects using design thinking models to address medical problems.
  • Jhpiego focuses on bringing high-quality health care to women and families worldwide, by creating innovative solutions to improve health care services, delivery and systems.

Information Technology (IT) Centers, resources and links

Other Regional Resources and Useful Links

  • Betamore is a campus for technology and entrepreneurship located in downtown Baltimore.
  • JHU MedHacks is a challenge competition for design and discovery.
  • The Nanotechnology Startup Challenge is a partnership between the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), MedImmune and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to launch new companies in the Maryland-Virginia-DC region centered around Nanotech-Cancer inventions.

Educational Programs

Funding Opportunities