About

At VCU Innovation Gateway, our mission is to enhance the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Virginia Commonwealth University, and to grow the innovation ecosystem in the Richmond, Virginia, region.

Our team has worked to protect and commercialize VCU inventions and creations for nearly 25 years.

We’re a team of licensing associates, business developers and administrators who work tirelessly to support VCU faculty and our industry partners.

Our services

We help faculty and researchers commercialize their inventions and creative work, from patent applications to licensing opportunities. View our complete list of services for inventors.

For industry members — including tech scouts, business developers, investors and product managers — interested in VCU technology, we provide licensing and  collaboration opportunities, as well as help with confidentiality agreements. Visit our technology marketplace to learn more.

By the numbers: FY 2017

134

invention disclosures

165

patents filed

22

patents issued

$6.8m

in licensing revenue

18

options/licenses

4

startups

2

copyrights filed

66

industry engagements