Commercialization success is largely dependent upon the ability to evaluate the marketplace potential of research discoveries and guide the path to commercialization. The Center for Innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies (CIVET) works to transition technology innovations from Rutgers University think tanks into the marketplace.

Our mission is to commercialize and promote Rutgers University research discoveries for the public good, foster ties between academic, industrial and governmental labs, provide training for the region's next generation entrepreneurial workforce, and accelerate cross-disciplinary science to technology breakthroughs and ensure opportunities for innovation commercialization.

We support scientists with:

  • assistance, advice, and tools to guide requisite business processes
  • connection to investors, experienced entrepreneurs, and industrial partners for enriched technology and marketing research perspective, and
  • partnerships to advance innovation across the Rutgers campuses

We liaise with industrial partners to:

  • identify cutting-edge innovations in which to invest,
  • establish research or consulting partnerships with Rutgers University researchers, and
  • arrange for use of Rutgers laboratory facilities for appropriate industrial use.