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The Brandeis Virtual Incubator

Education,Mentorship, Community, FundingThe Brandeis Virtual Incubator fosters entrepreneurship in Brandeis students, post-doctoral fellows, staff and faculty. The Virtual Incubator is a focal point for anyone at Brandeis interested in technology commercialization-the intersection of business and science. The Virtual Incubator's activities are four-fold, designed to foster entrepreneurial activities within the Brandeis community including:



Sprout grant funding program

Sprout funds bench research by Brandeis faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Grants of up to $25,000 are awarded for translational research projects with strong potential to be patented and commercialized.


SPARK grant funding

Brandeis' Spark financial awards and virtual incubator program help bring non-bench research startups come to life through grants of $1,000-plus as well as mentorship and training.



Brandeis University is one of only 10 NSF Innovation Corps sites in New England. Through this program, we provide funding to accelerate the commercialization of promising research.