Summary: In addition to traditional intellectual property protection and licensing services, the C4C proactively
provides innovative translational and commercialization development services, including:
· The EntrepreneursinResidence (EIR) program that brings business people who have been involved
in a successful startup, and who have specific technical expertise, passion for starting companies, and
access to capital, into the Center's research labs to collaborate with researchers on the possible
creation of new technologybased companies, particularly focusing on near term and medium term
· The New Ventures Entrepreneur Advisers program provides a pool of seasoned industry
professionals who are available to provide business mentoring to Center researchers who are
considering forming a company. EIRs and Advisors will provide matchmaking between Center
researchers and local entrepreneurs, to support commercialization opportunities for Center research.
· The Gap Funding Resource program provides grant writing, sourcing, and proposal development
services for entrepreneurial researchers with technologies that are beyond the research grant funding
stage but not yet ready for angel or venture funding, primarily for SBIR/STTR grants.
· The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) provides researchers with a competitive funding
mechanism to help "bridge the gap" to transform academic researchbased innovations into proofof
concept data or prototypes that are ready for commercialization or licensing.
· The specialized Intellectual Property Management Group, which is directed by a patent attorney,
and includes inhouse patent agents, provides expertise in patent filing and prosecution, as well as
prior art searching and intellectual property landscape analyses available to investigators.