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UVA LVG to Host Technology Commercialization Workshop for Graduate Students, Research Residents, and Post-Doctoral Fellows

This fall, the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group is offering a unique opportunity for UVA graduate students, research residents, and post-doctoral fellows to gain a better understanding of how technology transitions from research projects to commercial products. During a two-part workshop hosted at the LVG offices at 722 Preston Ave, students will gain insight into the technology transfer process which requires broad scientific expertise, business insight, and legal acumen to convert basic research into practical applications.

Workshop participants will be exposed to all elements of intellectual property management and learn the necessary steps involved in effectively protecting and commercializing the results of scientific research. Students will learn how to evaluate an invention disclosure, prepare non-confidential summaries, and identify prospective industry partners. The LVG licensing team will also explain the negotiation of business terms of various agreements that govern university technology transfer.

Who: This workshop is intended for current University of Virginia graduate students, research residents, and post-doctoral fellows. It will be of particular interest to researchers in physical sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences and engineering.

*Please note: Participants must be affiliated with the University of Virginia and have an active computing ID

What: A two-session workshop hosted by the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group for UVA graduate students, research residents, and postdocs, designed to give students a basic understanding of technology commercialization, and learn to identify the value of scientific and technological innovations to the world of industry, business, and entrepreneurship.


Tuesday, October 29 | 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5 | 4:00-6:30 p.m.

 *Please note: you must be able to commit to attending both sessions

Where: UVA LVG Office | 722 Preston Ave, Suite 107, Charlottesville, VA 22903


  • You’ll develop a great appreciation for real-world impact of scientific innovation
  • You’ll gain exposure to promising career options outside of academia
  • You’ll become eligible for a licensing internship with UVA LVG

How to apply:

We understand that your time is limited and valuable, so we ask that you fill out a brief survey, including your CV and a brief statement on the nature of your interest before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18. LVG will use this information to tailor the workshop content to your specific interests and ensure that you have a meaningful experience.