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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


Apply to National Science Foundation I-Corps by October 10

Applications Open to I-Corps Submit by October 10 Applications are open for the Brandeis Innovation I-Corps program. This National Science Foundation-funded program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Teams that successfully complete our I-Corps program are automatically entered into the Spring SPROUT program at a higher level. Applications are due October 10. Apply here.

Applications are available to SPARK. Get funding, mentorship, and support for your startup. Open to all majors and disciplines. Apply by October 10.

HackMyPhD: Free program for doctoral students, postdocs to explore career options beyond academia. Special event featuring STEAM leaders, workshops, and mentorship, July 27, 8am-4pm, Mandel Center for Humanities. 

Brandeis to participate in Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council's Signature TechJam Event, June 15

Recommended resource: Technology Transfer: From the Research Bench to Commercialization:

Part 1: Intellectual Property Rights—Basics of Patents and Copyrights

Part 2: The Commercialization Process

Announcing the 2017 SPROUT Awards Winners

Brandeis Innovation News: May 2017

Workaround Wins Spot in MassChallenge 2017 Cohort-Brandeis Innovation Team Working to Create Refugee Jobs

Brandeis University Named National Science Foundation I-Corps Site to Fund Campus Discoveries

Brandeis Innovation Day:  A day of learning for entrepreneurs

Spring 2017 - Innovation Day

Brandeis Innovation Day, held on April 23rd by the Hassenfield Family Innovation Center, was a day full of innovation workshops, mentoring sessions, and startup pitches. Coinciding with Accepted Students Day, future Brandeis students were able to learn more about the innovation ecosystem on campus.

SPARKTank event a great success! 

On February 12, Brandeis entrepreneurs competed for funding in front of industry professionals during a live pitch event. Learn more about the wonderfully diverse and exciting new projects and winners.

Article: 2017 SPARKTank Winners Share 3 Pieces of Advice

Facebook Event Page:

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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.

Interested in being a mentor or speaker for Brandeis Entrepreneurs?

Sign up here and we'll be in touch soon about ways to engage with innovators here at Brandeis.

The dripless wine bottle, a Brandeis invention,  grabs the spotlight!

Read more in Forbes: An Inventor Gives Lip Service To The Wine Bottle.

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. When you’re ready to sign up, contact us and we will connect you with our Microsoft partner. You must be affiliated with Brandeis and possess a Brandeis email address to participate.

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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