Innovation and Commercialization Fellows

The Innovation and Commercialization Fellowship (ICF) program at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering will serve as a link between new discoveries and inventions, created in Pritzker Molecular Engineering (PME) labs, and innovation organizations at the University of Chicago, and specifically addresses the challenges associated with commercializing University technology. Created to respond to the increasing numbers of people and organizations wanting to connect with PME, the ICF program empowers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars affiliated with PME to interface with the UChicago innovation ecosystem and move new discoveries and inventions into the commercialization pipeline. IC Fellows are a resource for PME, and will maintain an active portfolio of Institute discoveries and intellectual property and act as ambassadors to organizations such as the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (through the Booth school), the Chicago Innovation Exchange, and UChicagoTech, the University’s technology transfer office. Fellows will also identify appropriate sources of commercialization funding for projects and help to prepare proposals for those grants.

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