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Northwestern inventors are required to disclose most inventions, and INVO Invention Managers will guide you through the process.
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INVO can help you find entrepreneurial opportunities in and out of the classroom. Student inventors can learn more about disclosure and intellectual property.
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Meet some of the inventors and entrepreneurs who are making an impact.
The company's discoveries have lead to breakthrough treatments for patients with severe neurological diseases.
John Rogers and his research team have designed and developed bio-electronic devices that can bend, stretch and twist.
Using findings from the Human Genome Project, Exicure custom-designs therapeutics that target and turn off specific disease-causing genes.
Innovation at Northwestern
Read about startup and research accomplishments, opportunities for inventors and entrepreneurs and INVO events and initiatives.
August 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Chicago
Lakeside Discovery, a new collaboration between Northwestern and Deerfield Management, was launched on June 15, 2018. Its mission is to ...
September 27, 2018, ; Off-Campus
Illinois Ignite is an inaugural event showcasing technologies and start-ups emerging from prominent research universities in Illinois. Hear from innovators ...