Welcome to the Office of Commercial Venture and Intellectual Property’s (CVIP) guide to commercializing inventions developed at the University of Massachusetts. This website is designed to help faculty and students understand the basic steps of taking an invention from idea to launch.
Welcome from the President
The high quality research taking place on all five of our campuses helps fuel the innovation economy in Massachusetts and improves the quality of life in the Commonwealth and around the world. Commercializing that research ensures that these inventions are available for the benefit of citizens at home and abroad. This site highlights some of the resources available to help UMass inventors move their inventions from the lab bench to the broader world. I hope you find the information useful. The CVIP team looks forward to working with you to ensure that Massachusetts remains a national leader in technology transfer.
Welcome from CVIP
Since its inception in 1994, CVIP has been instrumental in growing the licensing income through commercialization of the research results of UMass investigators. Commercialization results in societal benefits and also generates the revenue that will further increase our research base. To accomplish this, we continually broaden the services we offer, and this website represents an important addition. We look forward to working with you and guiding you through the challenges of commercialization.