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  

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.

GW Inventors: Call for Proposals!

October 26, 2022

TCO is now accepting applications for its Technology Maturation Awards, which seek to boost projects with promising commercial potential.

Company Licenses GW Technology

July 18, 2022

A hybrid solar power kiln developed by GW faculty speeds up the drying time of agricultural products like lumber and biochar and reduces the carbon footprint.



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Success Stories


Paramedics transporting a patient hurriedly

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