KCV's commercialization program is a dedicated resource for faculty, staff, and students at partner universities and colleges that moves great ideas and research to products on the market for public benefit.
The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) has partnered with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville to lead the development of this statewide collaboration. The KCV initiative is a proud recipient of the 2021 Lab to Market Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Participating institutions in this initiative include:
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the future competitiveness and success of American innovation, and these values are central to KCV’s innovation growth strategy. Ideas from Kentucky will change and improve lives. We partner with Kentucky’s higher education institutions to create inclusive and equitable environments where every great idea can succeed with the appreciation of the various people, cultures, and communities that inspired it. Join us in making innovation a place for all Kentuckians to build, thrive, and impact.
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Kentucky Commercialization Ventures is ready to support new ideas from faculty, staff, and students of KCV partner universities and colleges. We will walk you through the idea disclosure and opt-in processes in partnership with your institution. We are excited to help grow your ideas to success and impact. Let's have a conversation!
For questions about the commercialization process and how KCV can help you, email KCV@KSTC.com.
Additional KCV Services
Patent landscape search and assessment
Industry-sponsored research opportunities
Subject matter expert matching
Statewide cooperation on new opportunities, such as the National Institutes of Health’s Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) grant award that will bring $6.6 million for early-stage health technology investments through the KYNETIC initiative. Learn more here.