For over a decade, ISF has explored the vast potential of metamaterials—a class of synthetic materials engineered to have properties not found in nature. Applications of this growing field are vast; current areas of focus include acoustics, communications, imaging, and radar.
Our inventions support the entire healthcare sector – from aiding physicians in their diagnosis, monitoring, and delivery of patient care, to improving the methods and research technologies available to medical biologists and healthcare systems.
ISF actively invents in the physical sciences within areas such as energy, transportation, optics, and agriculture/food. Building on the success of physics-based spinouts, TerraPower, Kymeta, and Evolv, ISF continues to innovate while addressing the biggest problems of the 21st century.
Information and Communications Technology
Our work in ICT spans the spectrum of applications in the field: from processor security to augmented reality systems, from audio and wireless communications to data structures. ISF’s holistic approach provides insight into the gaps between related technologies allowing for complete solutions to complex problems.
The Invention Science Fund (ISF) is rethinking, refining, and recreating the process of invention from idea to market. Established in 2003, ISF is an interdisciplinary team that includes 11 of the top 50 American inventors. The team focuses on enabling breakthrough technologies to thrive globally—through Invention Sessions, licensing, joint ventures and startups—in areas such as metamaterials, biomedical technologies, energy, communications, the Internet of Things and more. These inventions have led to an array of spinout companies, partnerships and products that have received hundreds of millions of investment dollars for commercialization.