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In the fiscal year 2018, Johns Hopkins executed 138 new license and option agreements to commercialize technologies and was issued 150 new patents.


Johns Hopkins is an active partner in several major sciences and technology-based economic development initiatives in Maryland:


The Baltimore Development Corporation’s Emerging Technologies Center at Johns Hopkins Eastern provides flexible space and support services to startup companies associated with Johns Hopkins and other universities in the city.


The East Baltimore Science + Technology Park, adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is one of the central elements of a broader, long-term effort to revitalize East Baltimore. The first of a number of research buildings planned for the Park, the 300,000- square-foot Rangos Building, was completed in 2009.


The Great Seneca Science Corridor is an ambitious project aimed at doubling the size of Montgomery County’s life sciences cluster—already one of the largest concentrations of life sciences research and commercial biotechnology firms in the country—over the next several decades. The plan includes the development of about 4.5 million square feet of research and office space at the Belward Research Campus, a 108-acre site owned by Johns Hopkins near the university’s Montgomery County Campus.


Johns Hopkins is helping prepare Maryland’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship education programs both in Baltimore and at its Montgomery County Campus in Rockville.


In the fall of 2017, Johns Hopkins’ first innovation hub moved from the Stieff Silver building to Remington, a burgeoning hub for entrepreneurship within blocks of the Homewood campus. Under the new name FastForward R. House, this 9,000-square foot renovated space, located a short walk from Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus, features 9,000 square feet of office, co-working, meeting, and wet/ dry lab space.


In the fall of 2018, Johns Hopkins’ first student innovation hub, Fastforward U, moved from Wyman Park We have more than 2,800 inventions ready to go. Johns Hopkins is a community of makers and doers. We are dedicated to using our best ideas to improve the lives of people around the world. From potable water in the 1920s to 21st-century prosthetic limbs, our innovations contribute to the common good. Our discoveries also generate funding to pay for even more research. We had 2,864 active patents in the fiscal year 2018 when the university’s inventions generated $16.5 million in licensing revenue with the guidance of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. The several thousand active patents held by Johns Hopkins today could become lifesaving medical devices and therapeutic treatments tomorrow. From creating new awards for entrepreneurial faculty to fostering the development of the FastForward business accelerator, President Daniels has made it a priority to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the institution. In addition to supporting John Hopkins faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to translate discoveries into marketable inventions, Daniels is a champion of young researchers on a national scale, submitting testimony to a U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on research funding and authoring a paper titled, “A Generation at Risk: Young Investigators and the Future of the Biomedical Workforce.” Building to Remington, a burgeoning hub for entrepreneurship within blocks of the Homewood campus. Under the new name FastForward U Homewood, this 10,000-square-foot innovation space was designed with students in mind with various spaces large and small for events and collaboration including a 2,000-square-foot maker space run by the Whiting School of Engineering with high-tech tools for crafting and prototyping.


FastForward1812 opened in January 2017. The 23,000-square-foot space is located in Eager Park, within walking distance of the East Baltimore campus. It offers offices, labs, and communal workspaces and amenities to help fledgling ventures develop and build their products.


Located across from FastForward 1812, FastForward East (Rangos) began transitioning to a student-dedicated innovation hub in FY2017. For the 2017-2018 academic year, FastForward East will also house the five startups selected for the M-1 Ventures accelerator for connected health and fitness startups.


We have more than 2,800 inventions ready to go.


Johns Hopkins is a community of makers and doers. We are dedicated to using our best ideas to improve the lives of people around the world. From potable water in the 1920s to 21st-century prosthetic limbs, our innovations contribute to the common good.


Our discoveries also generate funding to pay for even more research. We had 2,864 active patents in the fiscal year 2018 when the university’s inventions generated $16.5 million in licensing revenue with the guidance of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. The several thousand active patents held by Johns Hopkins today could become lifesaving medical devices and therapeutic treatments tomorrow.


From creating new awards for entrepreneurial faculty to fostering the development of the FastForward business accelerator, President Daniels has made it a priority to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the institution. In addition to supporting Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to translate discoveries into marketable inventions, Daniels is a champion of young researchers on a national scale, submitting testimony to a U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on research funding and authoring a paper titled, “A Generation at Risk: Young Investigators and the Future of the Biomedical Workforce.”




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