A new hub for VCU innovation news
Dear friends and colleagues:
Virginia Commonwealth University is an important part of innovation and entrepreneurship in central Virginia. And while our research and start-ups may begin here in Richmond, our people and technologies are delivering impact worldwide.
You are receiving this inaugural Launchpad newsletter from VCU Innovation Gateway because we have identified you as someone who we believe may have interest in the work taking place here. You will meet a number of diverse researchers, across varied fields, who are contributing knowledge and creating new products that hold promise for millions of people.
VCU has a long-standing mission as a public research university to serve the public good by fostering translational research and start-up activity. At VCU Innovation Gateway, we are responsible for protecting and licensing university-created intellectual property, supporting VCU-created ventures, and partnering with industry leaders and regional economic development teams. Our efforts are directly aligned to the One VCU Strategic Research Priorities Plan in promoting a broader understanding of new knowledge that comes from STEM, the arts, humanities and social work. We aim to bring a national prominence, world-class recognition, and value to VCU and its inventors.
We hope you enjoy the newsletter and meeting the great talents and technologies at VCU. If you would ever like to discuss an opportunity, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Ivelina Metcheva, Ph.D., MBA
Senior Executive Director
VCU Innovation Gateway
Bringing ideas to life (TM)