TCO Innovation Competition

The Technology Commercialization Office strives to enhance research, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit among the George Washington University (GW) research community. This event provides a forum for idea sharing between GW researchers, entrepreneurs, and members of the venture community, as well as the opportunity to present technologies to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals.

TCO Innovation Competition

Spring 2023 - Date TBD

TCO will be showcasing promising and impactful GW research with commercial potential. We feature a poster session from which a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals will select the top technologies to advance to pitch in front of the judges and audience. The best pitch in the "Physical Science" and "Life Science" categories will each win prizes for development and market research. The awards aid researchers in creating a prototype/proof-of-concept for their respective technologies.

All are welcome to attend event, but participation in the competition is by invitation only.

How to qualify a GW technology for the competition

  1. Email [email protected] to disclose your invention (must include a GW inventor).
  2. TCO will evaluate your invention and decide whether to file a patent or copyright.
  3. The invention must be available for licensing, but not yet licensed.
  4. TCO sends an invitation to compete and inventor accepts before October 5th.