About IP-to-Market (IP2Mkt)

IP2Mkt seeks to unlock the value of patented technologies derived from public and private research while catalyzed inclusive innovation ecosystems. Led by FIU’s Applied Research Center in collaboration with  Start Up FIU,  IP2Mkt seeks to transition deep technologies from lab to market while developing a STEM entrepreneurial workforce and a dynamic applied research portfolio.

The objective is to enhance FIU’s innovation ecosystem with patented technologies, industry partnerships, a robust capital continuum, and a high technology entrepreneurial culture.

Program Areas

  • STEM Entrepreneurship Fellowship:  STEM graduate student support to train the next generation of high tech entrepreneurs while supporting IP2Mkt entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Technology Venture Courses:  Graduate level courses covering Tech Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, Commercializing Innovation, and Risk Analysis. Opportunities to partner with industry proposed projects.
  • IP2Mkt Inclusive Business Accelerator: Accelerate deep technologies focused ventures towards monetization.
  • SBIR/STTR: Partner with high technology companies pursuing small business innovation research/technology transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants and contracts.

Technological Innovation

Helping businesses innovate on their products.


Fostering entrepreneurship with product development and access to patents.

Economic Development

Businesses can create more economic opportunities within their communities.