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.

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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  

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.

GW Inventor of the Year: Prof. Michael Keidar

May 15, 2023

GW's faculty award, Inventor of the Year, goes to Professor. Michael Keidar, recognizing his outstanding impact on society through transferring technology.

GW Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

April 27, 2023

The George Washington University (GW) Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) was launched on the 26th of April 2023.

Advancements in Solid Tumor Therapy: GW Licensee Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial

April 25, 2023

Parthenon Therapeutics initiated Phase 1 Clinical Trial for PRTH-101 and announced the first patient dosed.

Connectpreneur Inspires: Showcases Innovations

April 25, 2023

Connectpreneur event, co-sponsored by the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) and the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO).

Entrepreneur Bootcamp (by Wilson Sonsini and GW TCO)

February 16, 2023

In partnership with GW TCO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Wilson Sonsini) presented an Entrepreneur Bootcamp at GW on Feb 16, 2023.

Apply to the SBIR Matching Fund

October 27, 2022

TCO invites startups looking to develop innovations licensed from GW to submit an application to the SBIR Matching Fund. TCO will provide awards up to $100K.

Top Finish For GW Startup

October 26, 2022

Nanochon LLC, a GW-licensed startup led by alumnus Ben Holmes, placed third at the Pismo Ventures’ National Life Science Startup Symposium.




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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