We offer a comprehensive educational program that provides students, faculty, and postdocs with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to translate research ideas into innovations.

Lens of the Market Innovation Program

In collaboration with Judith Giordan, through ecosVC, we offer the Lens of the Market series, a three stage training and education process that builds value for the innovation and the innovator providing scientists and engineers with the full range of vocabulary and skills required for successful translation of their research into commercial ventures. It includes the following three stages:

A 1-day workshop developed to provide teams of STEM researchers with a rapid introduction to the vocabulary, skills, tools, and road map needed to engage in successfully translating their research into innovations.
Also, check out the OSU National Science Foundation Research Traineeship – Innovation in Graduate Education track (NRT IGE) page: Research2Innovation2Society
Workshops designed to provide researchers with proven tools, skills, processes and templates to define specific applications of their research for specific markets, to conduct effective market gap analysis, and to define technical feasibility and a go-forward R&D plan to deliver market needs.
Workshops in which researchers will convert market validated innovations, value propositions and differentiators into a venture or licensing opportunity.
Current Innovation Teams participating in the program.
More from ecosVC:
  • Library, including information on career development and leadership, markets and globalization, women and business, commercialization and venture development, and funding
  • Interviews with entrepreneurs, investors and university technology transfer experts 


The CSMC held a series of webinars to the broader academic, governmental and industrial community. All webinars are recorded and archived at:

Entrepreneurship Programs

The CSMC has teamed up with OSU and UO Technology Entrepreneurship Programs. Participants team up with MBA students to evaluate the commercial potential of research advances. When high-value opportunities arise, they create detailed business plans and enter business plan competitions.

Professional Development

The CSMC offers professional development opportunities in a variety of venues and workshops. Check out our blog for updates.