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Every year, Northwestern files hundreds of patents and adds new startups to its portfolio, INVO connects industry and investors with Northwestern’s Innovative technologies, research and new ventures
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
We help Northwestern Innovators & Entrepreneurs.
Northwestern inventors are required to disclose most inventions, and INVO Invention Managers will guide you through the process.
INVO can connect you to funding, work space, legal assistance and other tools for starting a technology company.
INVO can help you find entrepreneurial opportunities in and out of the classroom. Student inventors can learn more about disclosure and intellectual property.
Use our site to find research and technologies available for license.
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Meet some of the inventors and entrepreneurs who are making an impact.
Preora Diagnostics uses optical technology called partial wave spectroscopic microscopy to examine cells at the nanoscale, which can help detect cancers.
CycloPure is working to remove micropollutants from the water using polymers that act like a magnet to attract and absorb pesticides and pharmaceuticals.
Narrative Science uses artificial intelligence to turn big data into a narrative expressed in natural language.
Innovation at Northwestern
Read about startup and research accomplishments, opportunities for inventors and entrepreneurs and INVO events and initiatives.