Building the Future
We thrive at the intersection of innovation and commercialization, pioneering emerging technology fields, such as metamaterials, and using our ideas to transform some of the world’s largest industries, including energy, communications, and security. Established in 2003, the Invention Science Fund (ISF) team includes 11 of the top 50 U.S. inventors and is led by successful inventors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.
Our unique approach to invention starts with Invention Sessions. We bring together some of the world’s top inventors, specialized experts, and technologists to generate new ideas or solutions to the big questions. Imagine sitting in a room and being asked to create a novel solution to the world’s growing energy crisis. These are exactly the type of problems or questions we throw at our Invention Session participants. After each session, we take these initial ideas and, through market research and our technological expertise, determine which are commercially viable. Then we start building new companies.
ISF Incubator, the startup arm of ISF, matches ISF inventions with experienced entrepreneurs who can lead our new spinouts. We provide all the tools and resources needed for a successful launch, including ISF’s intellectual property, hands-on mentorship, initial working capital, and access to a state-of-the-art lab. We take this approach because we believe collaboration is key to bringing the next generation of technology out of the lab and into the market.