CVIP Affiliates

Innovation from the University cannot reach the community by working in isolation. CVIP draws upon the resources of several other organizations for assistance in accomplishing its mission. These affiliates provide best practices in technology transfer as well as veteran business development and venture capital expertise in our external advisory board. 

The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC)

The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center was created in 2004 as a program in the Massachusetts Economic Stimulus Bill. Its goal is to support technology transfer activities from public and private research institutions to companies in Massachusetts. To achieve this goal, the Center works with technology transfer offices at Massachusetts research institutions; faculty, researchers, and students who have commercially promising ideas; and companies across the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices (MATTO)

MATTO was created to promote efficient and effective transfer of knowledge and technology developed at academic institutions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to companies that will develop and bring novel products to market for the public good. Membership is open to all not-for-profit research institutions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Currently, thirty-one institutions belong to MATTO. These institutions employ over 125 professionals in their offices of technology transfer.

MATTO provides:

  • A vehicle to address issues affecting the technology transfer profession as a whole in Massachusetts;

  • Professional development training for its members;

  • Events that showcase early stage technologies developed at academic institutions in Massachusetts. 

Massachusettes Technology Portal

The Massachusetts Technology Portal is a unified search engine serving as a one-stop shop for technologies available for license from Massachusetts research institutions. The Portal is a joint project of MATTO and the MTTC. The development and implementation of the portal has been paid for by the MTTC, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Boston University, Brandeis University, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Northeastern University, The Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Tufts University.