Innovation Sponsorship Submission Portal

Submit your innovation in just four easy steps
The Center for Innovation provides an easy way for you to submit your innovation to the Center for possible sponsorship and support. Our submission portal asks a few simple questions to determine if your innovation is ready for submission and/or suitable for sponsorship. Simply answer the questions and our interactive submission process will help you determine how to prepare your innovation for submission and sponsorship.
Why should I submit my idea?
The Center for Innovation, provides a wide range of support services and in some cases, can even provide sponsorship for innovations that meet our submission criteria. Additionally, approved innovations will have access to our innovations “shrink wrapping” process where we present the innovation to Corporations and/or Healthcare Venture Funds.
What Ideas get selected?
Sponsored innovations must have one or more of the following characteristics:


  1. Significant clinical, surgical, patient, health or economic benefit when compared to competitive innovations.
  2. Must have proven and significant commercial value
  3. Must deliver economic value to the University or its Partners
  4. Enterprise innovations must have a proven model of enterprise benefits
  5. Clinical and patient research innovations must have a grant or sponsorship pathway
  6. Some exceptions may apply
What happens after I submit my idea?
The portal uses an interactive process to help you make sure that your innovation is ready to be reviewed by our Innovation Review Team. Often times, innovators do not have the necessary information they need to complete their innovation submission. Therefore, if you don’t have the necessary information to submit your innovation we can help. We will direct you to get additional information to get you ready for your submission. If your innovation is complete and ready to be submitted, you will be notified that your submission was accepted and our team will give you a timeline for review. After we review your innovation we will reach back with our determination on the best way for the Innovation Center to help you succeed with your idea. If you just need help in designing or developing your idea, or if you just have general questions reach out to set up an appointment with one of our Innovation Gurus. (Hyper-link to start up lab page) at our StartUpLab
How do I protect my idea?

Our proprietary innovation submission process eliminates the need for you to disclose any of the novelty of your innovation. If we decide to sponsor or assist you with the commercialization of your innovation you will receive our Innovation Submission Agreement for review and execution.

What if I just need help with my innovation and don’t want to submit it for sponsorship?
The Center for Innovation provides a wide range of services to our Platinum and Gold Members this includes access to our startup lab that includes access to industry partners, venture capital firms, community volunteers, Innovation Gurus and a wide range of educational resources through our Knowledge Center.

Submit your innovation in just a few easy steps.

Before submitting your innovation, we strongly recommend that you download a free copy of the book Invent Stuff, this $19.95 book is available free to our registered users and will help you understand in more detail the innovation process.