About Jefferson Innovation

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Name: Jefferson Innovation

925 Chestnut Street
Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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We Are Jefferson

Reimagine is our commitment to raising the resources it takes to change the world in multiple, meaningful ways. We’re going to change the future for Philadelphia and beyond:

  • People Leading Optimistic Revolutions
  • Spaces that Heal and Inspire
  • Communities United for Health Equity
  • Discoveries that Improve Lives

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In the summer of 2014, Jefferson reintegrated Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals  and began the process of reinventing the academic health center. The basis for this transformation is our “Blueprint for Strategic Action,” which calls for Jefferson to operate around four pillars – Academic, Clinical, Innovation and Institutional Advancement.

As the Innovation Pillar, it is our job to foster ideas and convert them into products and services. The Innovation Pillar is where we test new business models and nurture entrepreneurialism among employees, students and the Jefferson community. We want to make a profound change by adopting new forms of value creation. Universities have always been good at ideas; Jefferson Innovation is going to bring those ideas to you.

Our Goal

It is our goal to create a Jefferson-wide entrepreneurial ecosystem to advance the commercialization of new technologies by supporting members of the Jefferson community through superior services, mentorship, education and partnerships in translating new discoveries into practical applications.

What We Do

The Innovation Pillar advances commercialization of new technologies by supporting the members of the Jefferson community through superior services, mentorship, education, and partnerships in translating new discoveries into practical applications.

Specifically, we...

  • Serve as a dynamic bridge from Jefferson to industry to make certain that promising new technologies are translated into products and services that benefit society.
  • Evaluate ideas and inventions made by faculty, employees, residents and fellows and alumni of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas University Hospitals, Inc.
  • Stimulate innovation and technology advancement within the Jefferson community.
  • Secure all necessary protection of intellectual property (secure link) owned by Jefferson.
  • License Jefferson technologies to strong, effective partners.
  • Transfer materials for research and other collaborative purposes.
  • Assist startup companies that have at least one Jefferson community member.
  • Build collaborations with industry around applied research projects.