For Inventors

The Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property is responsible for evaluating, protecting and commercializing inventions and discoveries created by its academic researchers on the Amherst campus. Our collaborations with researchers are very important and we invite you to contact us to discuss your work or with any questions you may have. We strive to create a customer-friendly system that assists faculty, staff and students in securing sponsored research funds and to transform their ideas, inventions and creative works into commercially viable products, processes and services that have economic payback to the inventors, the sponsors and the university.