Innovation & Incubation

We develop, explore, and nurture ideas. We host biomedical engineering design showcases and business plan competitions. We hack.

And, through a combination of smarts and stick-to-itiveness, we bring innovations to the world.

Our Office of Technology Ventures helps Hopkins faculty and students turn their discoveries and inventions into successful enterprises, like new cancer treatments, mobile health platforms, and a device to detect and prevent blindness caused by diabetes.

We’ve launched innovation hubs, invested in an incubators and accelerator programs, and created an entrepreneurship boot camp. In fiscal year 2019, we executed 116 new license and option agreements to commercialize technologies, were issued 147 new U.S. patents, and currently have more than 2,000 technologies available across many disciplines.

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A new hub for innovation

A collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment open to all Hopkins students, FastForward U provides training and resources to empower emerging student entrepreneurs to develop ideas and technologies into successful startups.

Whether in science and medicine or business and social enterprises, our students and faculty are developing new techniques, new models, and new products—and working hard to bring them to market.

Learn more:

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures: The university’s intellectual property administration center, which helps develop new discoveries and inventions into products and services that benefit society and transform the world
  • FastForward: An array of resources—including lab and co-working spaces—designed to encourage collaboration and help startups move to the marketplace
  • The Social Innovation Lab: An early-stage incubator founded by Johns Hopkins students for entrepreneurs developing promising solutions to local and global problems