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Commercialization

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 Innovation Gateway supports the commercialization of university innovation and has exclusive responsibility for evaluation of protectability and commercial potential, marketing and licensing of technologies to existing companies and startups. Vice President for Research and Innovation P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., recently announced changes to the commercialization division. 

Innovation Gateway
A full-service technology transfer office exclusively responsible for protecting, marketing, licensing and commercializing VCU inventions; promoting industry engagement and economic development; and providing education about intellectual property and commercialization.

Contact us

Innovation Gateway
General inquiries
(804) 828-5188
ott@vcu.edu

Ivelina Metcheva, Ph.D., MBA
Senior executive director
Innovation Gateway
(804) 828-5188
ismetche@vcu.edu