About Us

Engaging in Open Innovation with Industry

Wake Forest Innovations accelerates the journey from discovery to commercialization so that important scientific discoveries can become life-improving realities.

  • We help transform the ideas, discoveries and inventions of our scientists and clinicians into valuable proprietary technologies and license these to industry.
  • We help industry to research and develop its own discoveries by providing open access to the intellectual, clinical and research capabilities of Wake Forest.

Through open innovation with industry we improve health by transforming ideas, discoveries and inventions into valuable health care products.

Innovation Begins with an Idea and Succeeds Through Collaboration

Wake Forest Innovations advances the mission of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to improve health care globally through academic, clinical and research excellence by investing in the innovative potential of our academic and clinical communities. By helping to translate ideas and discoveries into valuable commercial products, we work with our partners in industry, government, the financial community and other universities to create the health care innovations and sustainable companies of tomorrow.

Our Centers

Wake Forest Innovations supports our scientific and clinical community through our three Centers:

Center for Technology Innovation & Commercialization – We help protect your ideas, discoveries and inventions and work with you to develop these into valuable technologies that we can license to industry for the benefit of patients.

Center for Industry Research Collaboration – We help bring your basic science and specialized preclinical and clinical research capabilities to the attention of industry for collaboration and provide alliance management services to support positive outcomes.

Center for Applied Learning – We develop advanced hands-on clinical training programs for internal and external use that are designed to improve patient outcomes.

Learn more about Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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