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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 connect you to funding, work space, legal assistance and other tools for starting a technology company.

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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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Read about startup and research accomplishments, opportunities for inventors and entrepreneurs and INVO events and initiatives.


Introduction to Patent Law Opportunities for Scientists and Engin...

October 5, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Technological Institute, Evanston

The presentation will offer a brief overview of intellectual property and the patent process and discuss the role that people ...

Q Sponsored Seminar by Osage University Partners | Ask a VC

October 10, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Online

Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital fund investing in start-ups that commercialize university research. Do you have a burning ...

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