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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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