LAUNCH is a 10-week licensing studio, built to springboard NMSU intellectual property into the private sector.
LAUNCH partners leading NMSU inventors with a team of legal, corporate, and marketing experts to license NMSU technologies. Using the power of the inventor’s technical expertise and industry network, and the studio resources of Arrowhead Center, LAUNCH accelerates licensing deals – resulting in revenue to the inventor and NMSU.
Project managers, lawyers, negotiators, corporate executives and marketers provide the critical services needed to license IP
Arrowhead staff will provide market insights that help shape strategic licensing plans
Frequently Asked Questions
When are applications due? February 7, 2020.
Who is eligible? NMSU faculty, staff, and students with licensable know-how and inventions (un-disclosed, disclosed or patented) at NMSU (main campus or at our community colleges).
What is covered during the 10-week program? What is the time commitment? Rotating online or in-person meetings will take place with Arrowhead Center staff to develop a robust plan for furthering the commercial potential of the invention. Cohort meetings are supplemented with mentorship, and professional service provider, user group and industry meetings. Additional customized assignments and milestones are required for individual development.
Do you take equity? We do not take equity.
What happens at the end of LAUNCH, am I on my own? Support does not end with LAUNCH. The NMSU Office of Intellectual Property and the Arrowhead Center continue to work with faculty on licensing opportunities for the life of the patent.