Success Depends Upon Choosing Technology That Brings Value

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The strength of the intellectual property forms the foundation of every Academic Technology Ventures business success. So it uses a very scientific approach to uncover the most disruptive technologies among the tens of thousands  generated by universities and labs every year.

  • Academic Tech uses a funnel approach to find break-through technologies. We start with broad-brush questions:
  • Will this technology benefit people or society? Is it socially responsible?
  • Is this technology innovative and disruptive? Is it a game changer?
  • Will this technology bring long term success and profit to the university or lab, the researchers and the investors?

Find Specific Strengths with a Detailed 18 Criteria List

Disruptive technologies offer significant value to the marketplace. The following checklist is used to measure value potential.

Intellectual Property Position

Degree of novelty

Quantification of improvement

Regulatory Path

Timeline for development

Technical risk

Stage of technology research/production

Competitive Analysis

Engaged Team of Inventors

Industry trends

Sales and distribution channels

Size of the Marketplace

Profit margins

Ease of /barriers to market entry

Consumer demand

Sales Cycle

Product lifecycle

Compatibility with Existing Technology

Key Criteria for Top Tech Selection

Our risk analysis & assessment team thoroughly examines the technology through conference calls, publications, videos, power points, and patents.

When a technology is licensed, we structure the company, call on investors, fund needed research and prepare the market to receive the new product.


Strong IP positions


Low barrier of market entry


Strong potential margins


Minimal regulatory challenges


Technologies are scalable and often apply to several large markets


Positioned within trends


Proven concepts with low technical risk

—Often fully prototyped for proof of concept


Perceived low market adoption risk


Clear, established sales and distribution channels


Inventors are experts in their fields


Disruptive value propositions