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Whether you’re looking for technologies and training opportunities to advance your business, a budding student entrepreneur, seeking mentorship and funding to launch your startup, or a community member interested in partnering with us on STEM educational opportunities, our translational programs address a broad array of needs.
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures aims to maximize the impact of JHU's research excellence by facilitating the translation and commercialization of discoveries into accessible technologies, products and services that benefit society.
Since 2014, JHTV has been advancing innovation ecosystems and developing tomorrow's solutions for today's biggest challenges.
Report an Invention
Reporting your invention is the first step in the commercialization process.
Funding is a critical input for the advancement of any discovery. JHTV can help you navigate a set of funding sources that are specifically designed to support the commercial advancement of academic technologies.
Johns Hopkins startups leverage the university’s world-class research assets and the innovation infrastructure of FastForward, our company incubation program.
Explore Inventions from Hopkins Engineers
Scan the latest scientific advances from Johns Hopkins engineers.
Cohen Translational Engineering Fund
Established through a generous multi-year gift from the Neil Cohen ’83 and his wife, Sherry, the Cohen Translational Engineering Fund provides up to $200,000 seed funding to support the initial stage of innovation and advance discoveries on a commercial path. Recipients are awarded $25,000 to $100,000 to conduct work over a period of up to nine months.
Serving first year students to post-docs from across Johns Hopkins, FastForward U offers student entrepreneurs mentorship, programming, space, and funding support.
FastForward U: Highlights
Discover how FastForward U can take your idea to the next level.
$230k+in annual donor-driven funding support
Through FastForward U, Johns Hopkins student entrepreneurs are eligible for non-dilutive grant and prize funding that ranges from $100 to $30,000.
2accelerators each semester
FastForward U’s accelerator programming is an opportunity for student teams from across the university to work collaboratively to make progress on their ventures. These engaging, cross-disciplinary initiatives build skills, grow networks, and connect founders with other entrepreneurial students.
100+mentors in our network
FastForward U mentors are eager to leverage their deep knowledge and personal experience to help Johns Hopkins students build successful startups.
The Makerspace is a manufacturing and design space housed at FastForward U and managed by the Whiting School of Engineering to enable innovative projects by students.
Educating the Next Generation of STEM Professionals
From community-based school partnerships to college-level summer engineering programs for high school students, we translate our expertise into outstanding educational programs.
STEM Outreach Programs
Engineering Innovation offers high quality, challenging courses for high school students in a supportive and dynamic environment. We introduce students to engineering, improve college-readiness, and prepare them to succeed in engineering and other STEM fields.
Barclay Hopkins STEM Partnership
The Barclay School and Johns Hopkins University are partnering to provide engineering education to all students at the Barclay School with a goal of improving student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math.
STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools
In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) is a seeks to improve STEM curriculum and delivery in Baltimore City elementary and elementary/middle schools.