Accelerating industrial development of emerging cellulosic biofuels and renewable chemicals is critical to JBEI’s mission.
JBEI collaborates with industry and offers a portfolio of intellectual property for licensing. Engaging in an ongoing dialogue with a broad range of companies ensures that research is informed by current industry challenges and more readily commercialized.
The Director of Commercialization serves as a single point of contact for all industry interactions and has authority to implement agreements for all of JBEI’s institutional members.
This streamlined approach, coupled with JBEI’s culture of innovation, has resulted in invention disclosure productivity per funding dollar that is three to four times higher than the national average, exceeding that of most top US universities.
JBEI’s network of corporate collaborators and licensees comprises approximately 50 companies, with five spin-off start-ups to date.