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!