Develop Your Invention

After determining the appropriate intellectual property protection, the Polsky Center’s Technology Commercialization and Licensing team may help you identify industry partners, mentors, regulatory experts, contract research organizations, or grant opportunities to help you further develop your invention. Please contact us to learn more about developing your discovery. 

Find an Industry Partner
By drawing on an extensive network of commercial and venture contacts, the Polsky Center can help make connections to members of industry interested in helping advance your invention or research. Contact a Technology Commercialization and Licensing team member to learn more.

Polsky Incubator
The Polsky Incubator provides early stage companies with space, guidance, and support to reach critical milestones and grow into a sustainable business. UChicago students, faculty, staff, and researchers, as well as community and partner institution entrepreneurs, may join the Incubator. Learn more and apply

Researcher Resources and Venture Support
The Polsky Center hosts a selection of competitions that faculty and researchers can take advantage of to gain experience working on ventures and investments as well as opportunities to learn from entrepreneurs and investors. Learn more

Entrepreneurial Programming 
The Polsky Center provides programs that allow students, faculty, researchers, and staff members to work with experts to develop business plans, analyze the market, showcase their ideas, or grow their companies. Learn more