Licensing & Ventures Group


Innovator of the Year Award

Learn more about the recipients of the highest honor bestowed on UVA innovators.

National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Meet the researchers at UVA who have been inducted into the National Academy of Inventors Fellows Program.

Additional Resources, Organizations, and Programs

UVA LVG Programs

Due Diligence in Seed Fund Investing Course

Led by Bob Creeden, Managing Director of the UVA LVG Seed Fund & New Ventures, Due Diligence in Seed Fund Investing is a course available to second-year business students interested in venture capital. Using real examples from the Fund’s pipeline, Creeden teaches an industry proven due diligence process to assess the viability of investments under consideration.

Contact Bob Creeden to learn more.

Patent and Licensing Clinic & Advanced Patent and Licensing Clinic

UVA LVG leads two patent and licensing clinics through the UVA School of Law that offer students hands-on experience with learning how and when to file patents and draft licensing agreements. Students in the clinic work at LVG once a week and learn directly from our in-house intellectual property attorneys.

Contact Robert Decker to learn more.

Technology Transfer Workshops

UVA LVG hosts a two-part technology commercialization workshop during the fall semester for graduate students, research residents, and post-doctoral fellows to gain a better understanding of how technology transitions from research projects to commercial products.

During this two-part workshop, students gain insight into a career that requires broad scientific expertise, business insight, and legal acumen to convert basic research into practical applications. LVG will explain all elements of intellectual property management and students will learn the necessary steps involved in effectively protecting and commercializing the results of scientific research. 

Attending the workshop serves as a prerequisite for semester-long licensing internship opportunities during the following spring.

Contact Cortney Mushill to learn more.

Faculty Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship

McIntire School of Commerce

School of Engineering

Darden School of Business

School of Law