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Pipeline Connections, Licensing Agreements During COVID-19

Although the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has changed how we work, the Innovations and New Ventures Office (INVO) is committed to connecting pipelines of technology as we remain prepared to deploy ready-to-sign license agreements for quick turnaround. INVO is a crucial part of Northwestern's innovation ecosystem and our staff’s ability to stay agile has allowed us to continue to offer our services in a way that catalyzes the translation of Northwestern innovations to benefit the public and promote economic growth.

Alicia Löffler, PhD, Executive Director, INVO; Associate Provost, Innovation and New Ventures

From Idea to Commercialization

We help Northwestern Innovators & Entrepreneurs.

Inventor Resources

Your discovery, our guidance

Northwestern inventors are required to disclose most inventions, and INVO Invention Managers will guide you through the process.

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Entrepreneur Resources

Start a new venture.

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

Entrepreneur Resources

Student Resources

Explore invention and entrepreneurship.

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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Industry Resources

Access cutting-edge innovation.

Use our site to find research and technologies available for license.

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Innovation at Northwestern

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