Research can take many paths to the market. Much academic research transitions through publication in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Within the Hume Center, our applied research results in both academic publications and technologies that can be directly commercialized. In these instances the Hume Center works with companies and venture capital organizations to identify opportunities to productize technology.
Through a strategic partnership with Boston-based venture capital group Allied Minds, the Hume Center has successfully transitioned research into three startup companies, each leveraging federally-funded university-developed intellectual property. These companies now employ over 75 people across the United States.