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Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization

Being a part of the New Ventures ecosystem keeps participants informed of the cutting edge research and entrepreneurial activities in process throughout the Vanderbilt community.

Benefits for Industry:

• Opportunity to explore collaborative research and licensing arrangements powered by Vanderbilt technology. • Chance to explore strategic investment opportunities at early stages of development.

Benefits for Investors:

• Valuable source of deal flow and an opportunity to invest in spin-off and startup ventures. • Insight into research at Vanderbilt and an opportunity to explore licensing opportunities for your portfolio companies.

Information for PARTNERS Vanderbilt at a Glance

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sponsored research & project awards

• Perfect platform to offer services to Vanderbilt-related new ventures at reduced rates. • Access to a broader network through our ecosystem.

The New Ventures Team actively engages with experts within the community to work with us on various aspects of new venture creation process. Our ecosystem offers students, faculty, alumni and Vanderbilt related startups an opportunity to receive one-on-one mentoring with highly experienced entrepreneurs and executives with a wealth of experience in new venture development and a demonstrated history of innovation in high growth industries.

In 2013, the New Ventures Team assisted in the development of a business model and plan, as well as the transfer of intellectual property, to support InvisionHeart, LLC, a startup company based on a wireless ECG system (pictured below) developed by Franz Baudenbacher, Ph.D., and Susan Eagle, M.D., a Vanderbilt professor of engineering and anesthesiologist, respectively. An exclusive option was signed in April 2013 with Nashville entrepreneur Josh Nickols, Ph.D. In the spring of 2013, InvisionHeart was one of 10 companies selected to participate in the JumpStart Foundry Class of 2013, a 14-week startup accelerator program. It also won the 2013 Tech Venture Challenge, a competition that challenges Vanderbilt students to develop and present commercialization plans for Vanderbilt-powered technologies.



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Local Jobs Created:

65+ $400M+ 200+

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