Commercial Ventures & Intellectual Properties (CVIP) University of MA Medical School Start-Up Initiative

June 11, 2012


CVIP is pleased to announce the creation of the CVIP UMass Start-Up Initiative.  The purpose of the initiative is to assist faculty and the CVIP/OTM offices with the commercial development of important technologies discovered on our campuses through the formation of new companies based on University technology.

The UMass Start-Up Initiative will make five thousand dollar ($5,000) grants available to the UMass campuses to prepare business plans that address the commercial potential of inventions disclosed to CVIP.

Click here for full details and application instructions.  Please contact Drs. Bill Rosenberg, Executive Director, CVIP at or Nate Hafer at for questions/assistance.

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