Wake Forest Innovations helps you develop your ideas for novel therapeutics, vaccines, medical devices and diagnostics products. We provide expertise in technology development and commercialization from our collective experience in both academic research and industry. We put all that knowledge to work for you, guiding you through path to innovation.

Idea. Invention. Innovation.

Our focus is on innovation. Here, “innovation” is far more than a buzzword; it’s what drives how we work with our faculty and staff.

We transform ideas from inventors at  Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist into market-changing innovations through our “i3” approach.

Our i3 approach—which stands for “Idea. Invention. Innovation.”—reflects our goal to advance your technology idea through industry standard milestones to a point where industry partners license and move them to the market, so they can significantly improve patient care and outcomes.

Idea – Every successful health care technology has to begin somewhere. At Wake Forest Innovations, it begins with an idea from you — our world-class faculty and staff.

Invention – The idea is only the beginning. Ideas must be evaluated, developed  and then protected. That’s when they become an invention. But a patented invention is not the end of the journey. Wake Forest Innovations goes much further by investing time, resources and money into developing technologies in a way that will maximize their effect in the marketplace.

– An innovation is an invention that not only reaches the market, but  transforms it. Our team works directly with you to develop ideas for health care technologies into market-changing innovations. That is our mission.