Our Process

Contacting our office during your discovery process will help you to understand all the resources available for bringing your idea to reality. Our process is not necessarily a linear one, as steps can vary in sequence and often occur simultaneously.

Early contact with our office starts with a phone call, email, or by completing a Share Your Idea form. Together with you, our case managers will evaluate your idea, conduct patent searches if applicable, and analyze the market and competition to determine its commercialization potential.

The evaluation process will guide our strategic assessment on the best path forward, and together we will determine whether to focus on licensing your idea or innovation to an existing company, or creating a new company. 

You may even wish to build a working prototype of your idea in the Makerspace + Microfactory.