Innovators & Innovation

Your discoveries are significant to our community and the world. Submit an idea, report an invention, start a company, learn about commercialization and more. Select whether you're an employee, student, alumnus or outside our network to get started.

For questions or comments about the process, drop us a line.

Have a great idea for us?

Complete this simple questionnaire, we’ll conduct a preliminary review and then contact you about the next steps.

Idea Generators

Please select one of the following options depending on your relation with Jefferson.


All Jefferson faculty, staff, residents, fellows, employees and student employees.


All Jefferson
Schools & Colleges


All Jefferson
Schools & Colleges

Independent Innovators

Innovators not affiliated with Jefferson

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions to help you navigate the process.

MTAs may be initiated by filling out the MTA In/Out Questionnaire,. When you’ve filled out the questionnaire completely, return it to

If you have not received funding for development of your idea and/or do not have any supporting data, please complete the idea disclosure form. If you have received funding and/or have collected supporting data, an Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) is required.

Our advisory panel will review your submission and contact you about next steps.

You will receive confirmation of receipt of your Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) and a case number will be assigned to your IDF.

Contact us and we will be happy to discuss the next steps with you.

If you are transferring materials from Jefferson or receiving materials into Jefferson, use the MTA portal here.

Yes, please visit the Forms page in this section.

Yes, please refer to the Resources and Helpful Links pages of this section for more information. If you need additional help, please contact us.