Technology Commercialization Office

From the Lab to the World



George Washington University faculty and students are pioneers in their respective fields who have innovated everything from new medical devices and next-generation computing hardware to satellite propulsion systems. GW’s Technology Commercialization Office helps our experts move their inventions and ideas from the lab or classroom to the marketplace by supporting them throughout the commercialization journey. We also help companies and entrepreneurs find and access the GW technologies they need to grow their business and be successful. In this way, GW research can have an even greater impact on the world.



Submit Your Invention

Let us help you protect your intellectual property and move your invention or idea from the lab or classroom to the marketplace to enhance its impact on the world.


Search Our Technologies

Are you a company or entrepreneur looking for cutting-edge inventions and technologies that are ready for the marketplace? Browse available GW technologies and subscribe in your interest area here.

Connect With Us

Whatever your interest in technology commercialization, we invite you to connect with us, sign up for one of our newsletters, and network with other entrepreneurs and inventors.



News & Announcements  

Significant Advancement in Managing Erlotinib Side Effects by GW Researchers

May 2, 2024

GW research finds Aprepitant reduces Erlotinib's severe skin reactions by 70%, significantly enhancing tolerability and patient comfort in cancer therapies.

2024 TCO Innovation Competition and NAI Chapter Induction

April 16, 2024

The annual event on April 3, 2024, honored new inductees of the GW NAI Chapter and highlighted transformative GW research through the Innovation Competition.

GW Inventor of the Year 2024: Dr. Rong Li

March 18, 2024

Announcing Dr. Rong Li as the George Washington University (GW) Inventor of the Year in recognition of his exceptional contributions and impact on the society.

GW’s Vice Provost for Research Advocates for Clear Rights for Academic Inventions

March 5, 2024

Dr. Pamela Norris submitted a letter in reply to Req for Information about Draft Interagency Guidance Framework for Considering the Exercise of March-In Rights

Technology Maturation Awards 2024: Rolling Submissions through March 1, 2024

February 6, 2024

GW TCO offers up to $50K for 4 projects to advance GW technology for the market. Open to faculty inventors. Apply by Mar 1, 2024.

From Lab to Product: Commercialization of Deep Tech

January 25, 2024

On January 24th, 2024, Roadrunner Venture Studios hosted the 'From Lab to Product: Commercialization of Deep Tech' event.

GW Licensee Opal HTM won Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Award

December 20, 2023

Opal HTM, founded by GW alumni, wins a $275,000 NSF award for improving hospital equipment use and patient care.

SoPE Webinar Recap: Governance in LifeScience & Healthcare Enterprises

October 21, 2023

SoPE DC chapter presented an insightful webinar, hosted by GW TCO and HW Chapter of NAI, on governance within Life Science and Healthcare enterprises

From Synapse to Silicon: Latest edition of GW's Research Magazine

September 23, 2023

The latest edition of George Washington University's research magazine, "From Synapse to Silicon", was released highlighting groundbreaking GW Inventions.

GW Startups pitch at the 55th CONNECTpreneur Forum

September 22, 2023

The September 21st Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum: A platform for intensive networking, innovation, and entrepreneur spotlight co-sponsored by GW OIE & TCO.

2023 Pismo Ventures Life Science Startup Symposium

June 15, 2023

In collaboration with the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) and GW TCO, Pismo Ventures brought together 155 startups to participate in the event.

Pismo Ventures Startup Symposium Panel Discussion

June 14, 2023

Pismo Ventures hosted a panel discussion, "Funding Startups from Seed to Series A and Beyond", moderated by TCO Executive Director, Brian Coblitz.



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Success Stories


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Life-Saving Drug Developed at GW

A drug developed by a GW professor, licensed by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company, and approved by the FDA is helping patients with dangerously low blood pressure while providing resources for GW to reinvest in research for the next big breakthrough.


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“GW researchers help solve some of the world's most complex problems by translating their ideas into inventions that people need. The Technology Commercialization Office provides valuable resources and expertise to protect GW technologies and build commercial partnerships to develop our researchers' impactful products.”

Christopher Bracey
GW Provost

Christopher Bracey