About the Center for Technology Innovation & Commercialization
Idea. Invention. Innovation.
At the Center, our focus is on innovation. Here, “innovation” is far more than a buzzword; it’s what drives how we work with our faculty and staff.
We transform ideas from inventors at Wake Forest Baptist into market-changing innovations through our “i3” approach.
Our i3 approach—which stands for “Idea. Invention. Innovation.”—reflects our goal to advance your technology idea through industry standard milestones to a point where industry partners license and move them to the market, so they can significantly improve patient care and outcomes.
Idea – Every successful health care technology has to begin somewhere. At Wake Forest Innovations, it begins with an idea from you — our world-class faculty and staff.
Invention – The idea is only the beginning. Ideas must be evaluated, developed and then protected. That’s when they become an invention. But a patented invention is not the end of the journey. Wake Forest Innovations goes much further by investing time, resources and money into developing technologies in a way that will maximize their effect in the marketplace.
Innovation – An innovation is an invention that not only reaches the market, but transforms it. Our team works directly with you to develop ideas for health care technologies into market-changing innovations. That is our mission.