From idea to industry

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures helps develop new discoveries and inventions into products and services that benefit society and transform the world. We help inventors and entrepreneurs protect and license their innovations and foster collaboration with business partners who specialize in launching new inventions.

Our mission is to protect the intellectual property of Johns Hopkins faculty and to commercialize these inventions for the public good and bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

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Material Transfer Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements

Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Inventors


Applications and Submissions

Invention Disclosure
Apply to FastForward

IP resources for faculty and inventors

University Intellectual Property Policy
5 AIA changes

Get Involved

There are a number of ways you can play a role in JHTV’s mission.


Science and Technology Advisory Team (STAT)

This is a group of Johns Hopkins-affiliated subject matter experts (including alumni), who can be mobilized to help startup companies confidently tackle a variety of challenges. The Science and Technology Advisory Team (STAT) is not only a resource for participating startup companies, but also a center for engaging motivated people within the greater Hopkins community.

Translational Funding Opportunities

If you need help getting your technology commercialized, JHTV can assist you in identifying the best internal and external translational funding opportunities for your invention. The Thalheimer Fund is now accepting applications.


Apply to the Commercialization Academy Intern program

The Commercialization Academy Intern program offers paid internship opportunities for students and trainees at any level from undergraduate to post-doctoral fellows. The program is designed to teach trainees how to analyze University-derived technology to identify winning opportunities and prepare those technologies for startup or conventional licensing.

JHU Based Startups

FastForward, the startup component of JHTV, is home to an exciting group of technology-based startups. From next-generation wound-healing materials, to carbon-nanotube technology, FastForward companies are advancing products that will likely transform their associated economic areas. View a portfolio of JHU based startups.

Engage with our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

JHTV Events

JHTV recognizes that while “virtual” engagement is critical, nothing can beat an in-person seminar or networking event to catalyze great ideas. JHTV has a comprehensive and updated calendar of events that should be consulted on a regular basis!


BioHealth innovation (BHI): Maryland’s Commercialization Collaborative

BioHealth Innovation connects market relevant research assets to appropriate funding, management and global markets to facilitate the development of commercially viable biohealth products and companies. BHI hosts a series of networking events. Learn More

Johns Hopkins Alliance

The Johns Hopkins Alliance for Science & Technology Development (Alliance) was formed in 2004 as a way to help Johns Hopkins faculty commercialize their research and technological innovations. The Alliance consists of pharmaceutical and biotech executives, medical device designers and manufacturers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, as well as angel investors. This committee is charged with evaluating the commercial viability of selected research projects at Johns Hopkins University. The Alliance board meets annually with a similar group from the University of Maryland (Advisory Board). For further information, contact Helen Montag.


Betamore is an award-winning campus for technology and entrepreneurship with a two-fold mission. Betamore aims to stimulate the establishment and growth of technology-based startup companies through business collaboration and incubation. Learn More

Student Resources

If you’re interested in classroom and hands-on opportunities in the Hopkins startup and commercialization ecosystem, we have a number of options across campus for you.

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is here to help students pursue entrepreneurship

Kasim Ahmad, the Student Venture Coordinator, is the main point of contact for students seeking resources and support for their entrepreneurial endeavors. Before applying for any of the opportunities below or on the calendar, you’re encouraged to first contact him for feedback and guidance.

To receive the weekly Student Ventures Newsletter with timely opportunities and events for student entrepreneurs, email kahmad4@jhu.edu or login using your JHED ID and subscribe HERE.

The Commercialization Academy

The Commercialization Academy Intern program offers paid internship opportunities for students and trainees at any level from undergraduate to post-doctoral fellows. The program is designed to teach trainees how to analyze University-derived technology with the goal of selecting winning opportunities and preparing those technologies for startup or conventional licensing.

Click HERE to go to the Student Resources page.

O’Connor Awards for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

The “Ralph O’Connor Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fund” is intended to support undergraduate entrepreneurship via the support of student-led teams and projects. “O’Connor Awards” will be available to undergraduate student groups who are working on developing a technology or a solution that has a clear commercial or entrepreneurial focus. Funding in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 will be available for selected projects and teams.


Entrepreneurial Education for Engineering (WSE) and Arts and Sciences students (KSAS)

Center for Leadership Education (CLE)
CLE houses three academic programs and a variety of experiential programs in a student-centered environment.

Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design
CBID is a joint effort at the Johns Hopkins University between Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine to bring translational engineering with a focus toward healthcare technological advancements in biodesign. Undergraduate and Graduate programs are available.

Click HERE to go to the Student Resources page.


JHU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award

The JHU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award provides $10,000 to one student startup to work fulltime on their venture during the summer along with additional support services.
Who it’s for: Undergraduate students launching or developing a business or technology

Application Deadline: March 27th, 2016

More info: Application Page


Business Plan Competitions, Pitch Events and Bootcamps

The Carey Entreupreneurial BootCamp

The Innovation Factory
(Carey School of Business)

JHU Center for Leadership Education:
JHU Business Plan Competition
(Entry deadline: Feb, Competition Day: April or May)

Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development:
Invest Maryland Challenge

Business Plan Competition (February)

University of Maryland
Business Plan Competition

Cupid’s Cup

Click HERE to go to the Student Resources page.