Wake Forest Innovations

Commercializing Great Ideas, Discoveries and Capabilities

EndosorterWake Forest Innovations was created in 2012 as a new operating division of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. As the Medical Center’s technology commercialization arm, Wake Forest Innovations supports scholarship, investing in the innovative potential of our academic and clinical communities and helping translate ideas and discoveries into valuable commercial products and services. Working with our faculty and partners in industry, government, the financial community and academia, we develop the healthcare innovations and sustainable companies of tomorrow. 

Wake Forest Innovations includes three core groups:

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A Leader in Academia, Clinical Excellence and Technology Transfer

Innovative ResearchPositioned at the crossroads of discovery and commercialization, Wake Forest Innovations leverages the academic, technology transfer and research expertise that have been the hallmarks of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for more than 70 years:

  • The intellectual capital and expertise in basic medical science that attracts more than $200 million in annual funding
  • More than 1,095 Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty
  • Recognized within the top five U.S. academic technology transfer offices for licensing income by the Association of University Technology Managers
  • Top ranked by Forbes.com for return on research investment

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

WF Innovation QuarterWake Forest Innovation Quarter is the new hub for innovation in bioscience and information technology in Winston-Salem, NC. Formerly known as the Piedmont Triad Research Park, the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter brings together business and academia to create a knowledge-based community built on the ethos of Work, Live, Learn, and Play. Companies in the Innovation Quarter are at the forefront of technology, developing products and services to improve quality of life through discoveries in life sciences and high tech innovation. Learn more about Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.


Areas of Focus

Wake Forest Innovations ›

Wake Forest Innovations establishes and manages new business and partnerships based on innovative products and services arising from ideas, discoveries, and the scientific...


Wake Forest Innovation Quarter ›

By both attracting a diverse mix of academic groups and early and established companies, providing robust company incubator facilities and services, and supporting current...


Wake Forest Preclinical Translational Services ›

Preclinical Translational Services is a full-service preclinical contract research organization (CRO) that combines the power of a traditional CRO with the unique ability to...


Wake Forest Center for Applied Learning ›

The Center for Applied Learning at Wake Forest Innovations uses the latest in applied and immersive learning techniques to prepare health care professionals to excel in...


Wake Forest Lab Services ›

Laboratory Services is a new initiative offered by Wake Forest Innovations that can assist you with data collection for any experiment you can design.


Wake Forest Ultrasound Education ›

The Program for Medical Ultrasound is a pioneer in teaching the art of ultrasound to physicians, sonographers and other allied health professionals. Each course is enhanced...

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