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Training Opportunities

INVO offers a variety of training opportunities related to different phases of the commercialization process.

Mentorship and advice

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INVO’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program brings experienced entrepreneurs to the University to advise faculty and students as they launch startups or explore commercialization of research. A key part of our knowledge base, EIR is a link to the broader commercial ecosystem in Chicago and beyond.

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Training for students

INVO Practicum

This part-time 6-month internship program for exposes graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to the technology transfer process.

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Educational programming

Northwestern faculty are invited to participate in our programs, which are held year-round.