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Resources for Inventors

We provide services to Brandeis inventors to protect and bring their technologies to the market. > more


Resources for Industry

We grant licenses for our inventions to both established and start-up companies that will develop Brandeis technologies into commercially successful products. > more


Virtual Incubator & Entrepreneurship

The Virtual Incubator's activities are four-fold, designed to foster entrepreneurial activities within the Brandeis community. > more


News and Events


Announcing Lean LaunchPad and SPARK

When is the best time to build your startup?

We say now.

Introducing the Lean LaunchPad - an online, 12 week module, designed to walk you through the step-by-step process of launching your startup. A free resource for Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students, learn more about Lean LaunchPad and SPARK funding and why you should start that great business idea now. The intent to apply is now closed.  Good luck to all participants!

Did you miss the information sessions?  Click here for a copy of the slide deck.

Experts Wanted!

We are currently seeking the best entrepreneurs, executives, investors and technical experts to mentor and consult with teams particpating in SPARK and LeanLaunchPad, review SPARK applications and judge pitch competitions.  Sign up  here.

Could carrots revolutionize the food industry?

2016 SPROUT funding recipient, KC Hayes and his team think so. The Brandeis innovators and OTL's Executive Director Rebecca Menapace recently spoke with WCVB Channel 5 Boston about how carrot pomace can change the fiber game and even impact Type 2 Diabetes.

Women in VC/Angel Investors: How Woman Investors Are Shaping the Start-Up Economy

November 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | International Lounge, Brandeis IBS
Sheryl Marshall   Founder, Capital W
Jody Rose   Executive Director, New England Venture Capital Association
Wendee Wolfson `77   Managing Principal, Brickworks Advisors
Payal Agrawal Divakaran   Principal, .406 Ventures
Moderator: Barbara Clarke, MA, `91   Founding principal Impact Seat/Angel Investor
RSVP here

Save the Date

2nd Annual Innovation Showcase

When:  November 17, 2016  5:30 PM– 8:30 PM

Where:  Shapiro Science Center Atrium, Brandeis University

Please make sure you add this exciting annual event to your calendar. Among the exhibits will be research projects from our SPROUT and SPARK grant recipients, information about internal and external competitions for Brandeis innovators, displays of notable Brandeis inventions and much more.

The Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center now has a dedicated website!

See all that the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center has to offer.

Scientific Innovation for Positive Impact:  SPROUT Awards Announced.

Innovation Center Bestows $100,000 to advance research.  Read More.

2016 SPARK Program Highlights Diverse Innovation at Brandeis: Announcing the 2016 Award Recipients. 

Read to learn about this year's winning proposals as well as a Q&A with participant, David Matthews '16, on what it means to be a #DeisInnovator.

Brandeis in now a Microsoft® BizSpark™ Network Partner

Ignite your startup by enrolling in Microsoft® BizSpark™, a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups.  BizSpark provides fast, easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses of server products; professional technical support from Microsoft; and connections to a global community of business experts who can help guide you through the hurdles of growing your business. Microsoft BizSpark's requirements are minimal and best of all there are no fees.

To join BizSpark, Microsoft recommends you be sponsored by a BizSpark Network Partner, such as Brandeis. You’ll find more program details here. When you’re ready to sign up, contact us about sponsorship and how to get your enrollment code. You must be affiliated with Brandeis and possess a Brandeis email address to participate. Once you have your enrollment code, joining BizSpark is fast and easy. No payment or credit card information is required.

So get fired up and visit the Microsoft BizSpark Website to learn more!

Brandeis, You are a MassBio Member!

Anyone with a Brandeis email can automatically gain free membership to the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.  As a member you can participate in professional development, attend mixers and networking events, get discounts on goods and services and benefit from industry visibility in the life sciences.  Click to create an account and start taking advantage of all that MassBio membership has to offer.

Brandeis University is now a Member of the National Academy of Inventors

We are proud to be a part of this organization whose mission is to honor academic invention; recognize and encourage inventors; enhance the visibility of university and non-profit research institute technology and innovation; encourage the disclosure of intellectual property; educate and mentor innovative students; and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

Brandeis Innovation Gets National Attention!

Today Show anchors sampled pancakes made from coffee flour invented right here by a Brandeis researcher. The coffee flour was also featured in the Boston Globe:  Antioxidant in coffee can be put to new uses as golden flour

As we look forward to a year of ideas and innovation, we invite you to get some inspiration with this exciting video from our 2015 showcase.

Also, read what noted Alumni, Eric Furfine, PhD, has to say about SPROUT and his support of the entrepreneurial activity within the Brandeis community.

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Showcase Ad

How is Brandeis changing the world? Brandeis’ first Innovation Showcase featured poster presentations by the recipients of Brandeis’ SPARK and SPROUT awards on November 3rd.   Find out more about the the projects displayed for SPROUT and SPARK.

Read the day's tweets from this amazing event!  The event was also featured in Brandeis Now and Brandeis Magazine See interviews featured on Venture Cafe with Alan Hassenfeld; Sue Windham-Bannister; SPARK awardees Grady Ward and Dr. Laurence Simon; SPROUT awardee Deirdra Evers-McGregor; and our own Rebecca Menapace.

SPONSORED BY THE HASSENFELD FAMILY INNOVATION CENTER, a partnership of the Office of Technology Licensing and the Brandeis International Business School.