Innovation — cultivating discovery, creativity, originality, inventiveness and talent — is a core value of VCU.
As a premier urban, public research university, VCU serves the local, regional and global communities by translating innovation created at VCU to the marketplace for the public’s benefit. Commercialization is frequently the most efficient path to market and one that contributes to regional economic development.
VCU has two units that support commercialization of innovation: Innovation Gateway and VCU Ventures. Innovation Gateway has exclusive responsibility for evaluation of protectability and commercial potential, marketing and licensing of technologies to existing companies and startups.