The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) has created a Startup Development Program, a development platform where our Startup Development Officers help university faculty, researchers, and students create, develop and fund corporate-aligned startups from the $137 billion federally-funded research in university and federal labs.

The deadline to submit for this cycle is on September 30, 2018

Send your submissions to:

Send us the following materials as your submission:

• For IP
a. Marketing materials on existing patents,
b. Any provisional patents once you file, or

For Startups
a. Send us the startup's non-confidential pitch deck

We also accept any other material on your IP or startups that will make the submissions as easy as possible for you

Do you have questions? Email us at to schedule a conference call

Join the IP2Startup Webinar on August 15 to know more about the program. Register here


NCET2 Startup Development Programs and How to Participate

1. IP2Startup Program: The IP2Startup Program is designed to identify university and federal lab IP for licensing and startup creation with Fortune 500 feedback

  • Universities submit at least 10 IP to be reviewed and scored by our Corporate Selection Committee
  • Corporate members of our Corporate Selection Committee receive, review, and score IP from universities and federal labs in your technology interest areas (1) to license directly or (2) to have NCET2 create, develop and fund startups that align with corporate business needs
  • IP that receive interest from corporates in the Corporate Selection Committee will be considered for the Startup Development Program

2. Startup Development Officer Program:

  • SDOs are former Fortune 500 executives, angel investors, and serial entrepreneurs with extensive knowledge and experience in startups development, who assist startups created from our IP2Startup Program through successful milestones to a significant market impact
  • Get to know our SDOs here

3. University Startups Conference and Demo Days (USDD): The USDD is an event that brings together university startups and Fortune 500 open innovation and corporate venture groups to facilitate technology commercialization via startups.

  • Universities submit startups to be reviewed and scored by our Corporate Selection Committee
  • Corporates receive, review, and score startups created from our IP2Startup program, and those created independently by universities and federal labs
  • Top scoring startups will be shortlisted initially and from the shortlisted startups the highest scoring startups will be given presentation slots at the USDD to present live in front of corporates and investors




  • Access to professional SDO talent to help align IP and startups to IPO markets and corporate exits/strategic partnerships


  • Moving IP to market for significant market impacts
  • Graduating students into startups and working with Fortune 500

Fortune 500 Corporates

  • De-risked products and startups aligned to technology and business strategy needs for business units

Angel and VC Investors

  • Better ROI with aligned exits and strategic partnerships with corporates




The deadline to submit for this cycle is on September 30, 2018

Apply to the Startup Development Program by submitting IP today
Apply for the next University Startups Demo Day by submitting your startup today

Contact Us

To know more about the Startup Development Program and how to participate, email us at

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.