Calling all Johns Hopkins innovators looking to bring technologies to the world through licensing and venture creation. We are here to help.


Johns Hopkins has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 140 years. This rich history continues today, evidenced by the hundreds of reports of invention JHTV that receives each year. JHTV aims to provide our researchers, faculty and staff everything they need to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

Reports of Invention

From report of invention to patent application and licensing, JHTV aspires to provide inventors with a responsive, transparent process that efficiently moves their novel scientific and industrial discoveries, products and services to market.

Material Transfer Agreements

Material transfer agreements (MTAs) outline the rights and obligations (i.e. rights of publication, inventorship, liability, etc.) of parties exchanging tangible and intangible research material.

Things to Consider in Commercializing Technology

JHTV wants inventors' work adopted for the benefit of society and is eager to assist passionate entrepreneurs. Here are a few points to consider before heading down the path of commercialization.

Funding Your Research

Through grants, sponsored research or venture funding, JHTV offers inventors multiple ways to help bring the benefits of their discoveries to the world.

Collaborate with Industry

Academic investigators can gain important perspectives, access and support from industry partners. We specialize in brokering and managing large collaborations grounded in sponsored research.


JHTV's Mentors-in-Residence and MII Site Miners are passionate supporters of university commercialization and are eager to lend their expertise.

University Intellectual Property Policy

To more efficiently bring the benefits of discovery to the world, Johns Hopkins has developed policies and guidelines that incentivize commercial development of intellectual and other property and protect the integrity of research.