Category: Technology Transfer


Celebrating Growth, Impacts, Progress and New Highs

Celebrating Growth, Impacts, Progress and New Highs

Johns Hopkins Technology Venture’s recently released annual report highlights some of the many ways JHTV continues to encourage the growth and expansion of the local innovation ecosystem, and the impacts of those efforts.

For example, the Technology Transfer Office helped advance an exciting array of ideas and discoveries from across campus by supporting 463 invention disclosures, securing 150 new patents and executing 138 new licensing agreements. The office also consulted with dozens of inventors to analyze the market for, plan the development of and fund early stage technologies. Technologies continue to emerge across a wide range of research – from artificial intelligence to geothermal energy to immunotherapy to digital health, and beyond – further enriching the university’s considerable intellectual property portfolio.

FastForward startups raised more venture capital than ever and the progress toward bringing these Hopkins discoveries to market continued to make headlines regularly. FastForward U brought students together from every corner of JH to embrace entrepreneurship through the space, funding and programming. Dozens of social ventures and commercial startups received education through startup programs like Trajectory Next, the Social Innovation Lab and I-Corps.

Corporate Partnerships produced a banner year and celebrated a number of major collaborations. Corporate partnership agreements continued to help faculty across the university advance their world-renowned research along pathways aimed at real impact via the market.

The report also highlights the array of efforts to increase access to affordable space, services and funding.

Here’s to another year of impact on the world, growth of the local innovation ecosystem, and momentum to leverage in the year to come!

Technology Transfer

New JHU Translational Funding Opportunity

New JHU Translational Funding Opportunity

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) recently announced a new translation funding opportunity for Johns Hopkins University faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students with individual awards of up to $100,000.

The Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund has been established through a generous multi-year gift that provides a total of $300,000 annually in seed funding to inventors across the University for technology validation and product development studies. Translational funding enables researchers to set early-stage innovations and discoveries on a path to commercialization.

Applications are due October 15, 2018. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of 1) commitment of the inventors to commercialization 2) prospective market size and competitive advantage 3) technical feasibility and 4) the potential for attracting follow-on funding / strategic partners / customers. The fund complements the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research, which also aims to support technology commercialization across all industries.

For more information about eligibility and the application process, please visit, and for other funding opportunities please visit

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