Licensing & Ventures Group


Learn more about career opportunities at UVA Licensing & Ventures Group.

Founded in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) UVA-associated organization, Licensing & Ventures Group’s mission is to maximize the intellectual, societal, and economic impact of UVA discoveries via commercialization to enrich and improve lives for the University, the Commonwealth, and the world.

In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, LVG solicited and/or received 172 invention disclosures, executed a record 92 commercial transactions, and launched four new ventures. 

Managed by the organization, the $10MM LVG Seed Fund is uniquely positioned to launch and support new ventures emerging from the UVA research portfolio. The investment team works closely with the licensing professionals to identify opportunities, and the Fund is governed by an oversight committee comprised of leaders in early-stage investing and startup development who are all UVA alumni. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, the LVG Seed Fund invested $645K and leveraged $6MM from syndicate partners.

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, handicap, or any other classification protected by applicable law. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter to if you have an advanced degree in life sciences or physical engineering and/or relevant technology transfer experience.