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Even Better Together

At Nevada Research & Innovation Corporation, we’re all about collaboration. Our mission is to foster a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem that brings innovative ideas—and the research behind them—to life.

Our pioneering spirit is fueled by the University of Nevada, Reno. Together along with business leaders and entrepreneurs, we are making the world an even better place by:

  • Creating partnerships to catapult discoveries into beneficial products
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Enabling commercialization of innovations produced by NVRIC partners
  • Promoting regional economic development through strategic private/public partnerships
  • Providing business management mentoring

World-Class Research

When the brightest students, faculty and researchers come to the table with the sharpest business minds, big ideas ignite. The University of Nevada, Reno research faculty and staff bring a breadth of expertise in areas such as environmental research and conservation, nanotechnology, molecular bioscience and biotechnology, health science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, agricultural science, engineering, seismic engineering, mining engineering, high energy density, chemistry, physics, arts and humanities. We are excited to help push technology to grow and be successful.

For more information about the University, please visit unr.edu.

"The Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation provides a significant step to not only assess and validate market potential, but also to provide the necessary support to reach prototyping, scale-up and seed-funding stages. It will spur a stronger interest in the commercialization of developed technologies and IP among faculty and students."

—Steve Hill, director of the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

Mission & Core Principles

The Nevada Research & Innovation Corporation (NVRIC) was created to promote research, discovery, innovation and technology transfer at the University of Nevada, Reno (the University). NVRIC will expedite movement of University research discoveries and intellectual property to the private sector in a manner that will encourage development of products and services that benefit the public consistent with the University’s public mission. NVRIC’s activities will promote entrepreneurial activities among university faculty and students as well as throughout the community and region. NVRIC’s technology transfer activities will also facilitate economic development in northern Nevada and beyond by creating and supporting startup and newly formed companies. NVRIC will be a source of mentoring and work space and act as a gateway to university faculty and facilities.

NVRIC’s Core Principles:

  1. Commitment to supporting research by:
    • Bridging fundamental research, applied research, innovation and technology transfer for the benefit of society
    • Ensuring unfettered publication rights for researchers.
    • Ensuring the reservation of rights in agreements so that university and other non-profit and academic researchers can continue their investigations.
    • Facilitating broad access to university’s research and development infrastructure.
  2. Commitment to successful transfer of University discoveries to the private sector for the benefit of the public:
    • Requiring companies that license intellectual property to diligently pursue their use of University technologies in product development and new product introduction to the public.
    • To the extent possible, requiring companies that license intellectual property to address unmet needs of underserved populations and/or regions, especially with respect to new and improved therapeutics and diagnostics and agricultural technologies.
    • Providing support and mentoring to startup companies as a preferred path to development of transformative products and services.
  3. Commitment to foment economic development through partnerships with the private sector.
  4. Commitment to accountability in NVRIC policies, procedures, and project outcomes.

Even Better Together

At Nevada Research & Innovation Corporation, we’re all about collaboration. Our mission is to foster a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem that brings innovative ideas—and the research behind them—to life.

Even Better Together

At Nevada Research & Innovation Corporation, we’re all about collaboration. Our mission is to foster a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem that brings innovative ideas—and the research behind them—to life.

Our pioneering spirit is fueled by the University of Nevada, Reno. Together along with business leaders and entrepreneurs, we are making the world an even better place by:

  • Creating partnerships to catapult discoveries into beneficial products
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Enabling commercialization of innovations produced by NVRIC partners
  • Promoting regional economic development through strategic private/public partnerships
  • Providing business management mentoring

World-Class Research

When the brightest students, faculty and researchers come to the table with the sharpest business minds, big ideas ignite. The University of Nevada, Reno research faculty and staff bring a breadth of expertise in areas such as environmental research and conservation, nanotechnology, molecular bioscience and biotechnology, health science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, agricultural science, engineering, seismic engineering, mining engineering, high energy density, chemistry, physics, arts and humanities. We are excited to help push technology to grow and be successful.

For more information about the University, please visit unr.edu.

"The Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation provides a significant step to not only assess and validate market potential, but also to provide the necessary support to reach prototyping, scale-up and seed-funding stages. It will spur a stronger interest in the commercialization of developed technologies and IP among faculty and students."

—Steve Hill, director of the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

Mission & Core Principles

The Nevada Research & Innovation Corporation (NVRIC) was created to promote research, discovery, innovation and technology transfer at the University of Nevada, Reno (the University). NVRIC will expedite movement of University research discoveries and intellectual property to the private sector in a manner that will encourage development of products and services that benefit the public consistent with the University’s public mission. NVRIC’s activities will promote entrepreneurial activities among university faculty and students as well as throughout the community and region. NVRIC’s technology transfer activities will also facilitate economic development in northern Nevada and beyond by creating and supporting startup and newly formed companies. NVRIC will be a source of mentoring and work space and act as a gateway to university faculty and facilities.

NVRIC’s Core Principles:

  1. Commitment to supporting research by:
    • Bridging fundamental research, applied research, innovation and technology transfer for the benefit of society
    • Ensuring unfettered publication rights for researchers.
    • Ensuring the reservation of rights in agreements so that university and other non-profit and academic researchers can continue their investigations.
    • Facilitating broad access to university’s research and development infrastructure.
  2. Commitment to successful transfer of University discoveries to the private sector for the benefit of the public:
    • Requiring companies that license intellectual property to diligently pursue their use of University technologies in product development and new product introduction to the public.
    • To the extent possible, requiring companies that license intellectual property to address unmet needs of underserved populations and/or regions, especially with respect to new and improved therapeutics and diagnostics and agricultural technologies.
    • Providing support and mentoring to startup companies as a preferred path to development of transformative products and services.
  3. Commitment to foment economic development through partnerships with the private sector.
  4. Commitment to accountability in NVRIC policies, procedures, and project outcomes.