For Researchers




Across its many endeavors, GW aims to make the world a better place. One of the ways we accomplish this is by helping GW inventions and ideas move from the lab or classroom to the marketplace. This process is called technology commercialization, and it is one of the many ways we can help you maximize the impact of your research. Collaborate with us and become our next success story.




The Benefits of Technology Commercialization



Successful commercialization gets your research into the market and world.


Disclosing your invention early maximizes protection of your intellectual property.


Commercializing your invention or idea can open up new sources of funding for your work.


Commercialization provides professional development and new skills for your students and postdocs.





GW Technology Commercialization Office

From a machine or a molecule to a product or process, many things can be commercialized. GW’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) is here to help you navigate the commercialization journey from beginning to end. Whether you are a novice or experienced in technology commercialization, we are here to ensure a smooth experience. Our office has worked with faculty, students and postdocs across our many GW schools and disciplines. 

When you successfully commercialize your invention or idea, not only will you have the satisfaction of seeing your research make an impact in the world, we can help you realize a new source of income to further support your research. Furthermore, engaging in the technology commercialization process provides faculty, students and postdocs a unique opportunity to grow as researchers and expand their skill set. 

We invite you to take a look at our Guide to Technology Commercialization, learn about the range of resources we offer, and then let our experts guide you through every step of the technology commercialization journey. Are you ready to learn more or start the process? Here are a few paths you can explore:





Submit Your Invention

Protect your intellectual property. Talk to us before you publish or present your new idea.


"The TCO team was exceptionally helpful in guiding our team through the patenting steps and helping us license technologies developed in our labs to commercial partners. We are very grateful for their guidance and assistance."

Narine Sarvazyan
GW Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology