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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


This year, SPARKTank is going LIVE and you’re invited! 

SPARKTank is a live pitch event where Brandeis entrepreneurs compete for funding in front of industry judges!

Come support the 13 teams of Brandeis students, faculty and staff competing for seed funding to take their startups and innovations to the next level! Join us for a day of contagious entrepreneurial energy, new ideas, and friendly competition. Winners will be announced at the close of the event! 

February 12, 2017 
Brandeis International Business School, Lee Hall
Join us for any or all of the event!
Refreshments provided
Please RSVP to this event by registering through the following link by Feb 8th COB.
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They're Back....The SPROUT Awards!

Come to our information sessions to learn more about this funding opportunity for science innovations. 

Thursday February 2nd, 2 PM - 3 PM, Volen 201

Tuesday February 7th, 3 PM - 4 PM, Shapiro Science Center Library

Preliminary Proposals are due by 11 PM EST on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Do You Have the Next Big Idea?

Over the past five years, students across Brandeis University have launched 20 startups in over 200 hours of non-stop entrepreneurship through our 3 Day Startup Challenge (3DS). Will your idea be next?

6th Annual 3 Day Startup (3DS)
March 3 - 5, 2017

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This year’s second annual Innovation Showcase was a celebration of multidisciplinary innovations from across our entire campus. Over 250 attendees mingled and explored some of the startups, inventions, social entrepreneurial ventures, scientific discoveries and technology emerging at Brandeis University.

Read about the three teams who took top honors at the event, flip through some photos of the night or watch how the team, Sclervey, is working to impact the treatment of complex corneal diseases.   Watch Venture Cafe's interview with Ian Roy, director of the Brandeis Maker Lab.

Want to learn more about the teams and projects that presented? View the showcase event program to read abstracts of each project.

Brandeis groundbreaking research to prevent edible seafood fraud to receive funding from the Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF)

Professor of Biology Dr. J. Aquiles Sanchez, Ph.D., to develop a rapid means of seafood species identification using closed-tube DNA bar coding. Read more 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.

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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