Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Philadelphia is a nexus of upcoming entrepreneurs, and Drexel University’s dedication to practical use of new knowledge is a huge reason why. Our foundation of scholarly contributions with faculty, staff, and student expertise helps transform the next big idea into the next big reality for social and for-profit entrepreneurship, with the resources of a major city in our backyard.
Resources to Launch
Drexel Applied Innovation staff work with Drexel faculty and student researchers to identify new technologies that may have commercial potential, then work with intellectual property counsel to secure patent or copyright protection and negotiate license agreements with industry, investors, and entrepreneurs to bring those technologies to market.
Our Tech Commercialization team identifies technologies with commercial potential, develops strategies to secure them through intellectual property protection, and connects Drexel's innovators with like-minded companies, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Patents and Licenses
Our experienced team guides inventors through the patenting process with the goal of filing the best patent application possible while reducing paperwork for researchers. We have excellent industry contacts and years of experience negotiating contracts that work for both inventors and companies.
Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership
The annual grant sponsors collaborative translational research projects led by teams of biomedical engineers, clinical researchers, and other scientists and engineers.