We Are Tech Transformed
Add products to your development pipeline, not just patents. At Wake Forest Innovations, we take ideas and transform them into technologies we believe will improve patient care and shape the medical field of tomorrow.

Idea. Invention. Innovation.

Here, “innovation” is far more than a buzzword; it’s what drives our partnerships with industry.

We transform ideas from inventors at 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 medical technologies through industry standard milestones to a point where partners license and move them to the market where they can significantly improve patient care and outcomes.

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

Invention – The idea is only the beginning. Ideas must be evaluated out, fleshed out and then protected. That’s when they become an invention. This is where many academic institutes stop: a patented invention. Wake Forest Innovations goes much further.

– Some innovations not only reach the market; they transform it. Working directly with industry to develop ideas for life science technologies into market-changing innovations is our mission.

Technology Portofolio Highlights

At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, inventive ideas are born from the latest in scientific research and patient-centered clinical care, then accelerated into valuable technologies to fill your product pipeline. From therapeutics to medical devices, diagnostics to research tools, our portfolio offers diverse licensing opportunities for both emerging and established companies in the life sciences industry.