Turning Ideas into Valuable Medical Innovations
We help our researchers transform inventive ideas into medical technologies with the potential to improve health. At the Center for Technology Innovation & Commercialization, we look beyond patents in order to develop products that reach development milestones and create value.
About the Center for Technology Innovation & Commercialization
When you partner with us to license a therapeutic, vaccine, medical device or diagnostic product, you get proprietary technologies that have been developed through milestones that match industry standards. You get a technology with a scientific foundation you can trust, a technology we believe in enough to invest in and develop ourselves—reducing risk, increasing the value and shortening your development process the moment you license the technology.
The bottom line: We can expand your pipeline and help you get to market faster.
Idea. Invention. Innovation.
Here, “innovation” is far more than a buzzword; it’s what drives our partnerships with industry.
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 medical technologies through industry standard milestones to a point where partners license and move them to the market where they can significantly improve patient care and outcomes.
Idea – Every successful life sciences technology has to begin somewhere. At Wake Forest Innovations, it begins with an idea from our world-class faculty and staff.
Invention – The idea is only the beginning. Ideas must be evaluated out, fleshed out and then protected. That’s when they become an invention. This is where many academic institutes stop: a patented invention. Wake Forest Innovations goes much further.
Innovation – Some innovations not only reach the market; they transform it. Working directly with industry to develop ideas for life science technologies into market-changing innovations is our mission.