A new office at the University of Louisville (UofL) will help launch and grow start-up companies built on university research and technologies.
UofL New Ventures, within the Office of Research and Innovation, will be dedicated to broad entrepreneurial support – from forging connections with experienced and potential company founders to helping the resulting start-ups attract funding and market share. The goal is to launch innovative new companies that can spur economic development and move research-backed technologies to market.
UofL New Ventures will work closely with the institution’s Commercialization EPI-Center, which is responsible for managing the university’s intellectual property and making decisions about its licensing to existing entities or to new startups.
As part of that work, UofL New Ventures will also oversee the university’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, which brings seasoned founders to UofL to help shepherd technologies to market. The office also will also help manage the LEAP effort to support regional startup development and success, run in collaboration with the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council.
Click here to read the recent UofL news release.