Welcome to LAUNCH
Game-changing technologies are emerging at NMSU, where researchers and creative problem solvers are working in disciplines with real world impacts. Historically, it has been difficult to transition early-stage research into marketable products. Arrowhead Center’s Launch program is based on a simple concept that yields great results: by exploring a technology’s commercial potential very early in development and providing funding and resources for that work, we stand a much better chance of moving a viable product to market.
Launch has been identifying and providing commercialization support to promising early-stage technologies since 2011. We recently introduced a new format for the program to expedite rapid growth in technology commercialization. This will involve more intensive product development and direct mentorship, which will assess and validate technologies, explore customer development, and identify investment opportunities
LAUNCH is an 8-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.
LAUNCH coalesces all of the needed resources and structure to increase time to license
Project managers, lawyers, negotiators, corporate executives and marketers provide the critical services needed to license IP
Outsourced market insights help shape strategic licensing plans
Awards are provided to inventors for professional services and technology advancement that bring IP closer to licensing