ACTiVATE® Success


The ACTiVATE® program’s success is evident in a variety of ways:

  • Nearly 100 graduates and over 30 companies launched
  • Technology transfer and economic development — the ACTiVATE® program has established itself as a viable model for evaluating and commercializing technologies from regional technology transfer offices. It has increased the number of people in the region who are trained to identify and evaluate technologies from universities and federal laboratories
  • The demonstrated reproducibility of the program and the ever-growing national network of program graduates
  • The national and international recognition that the program has received and the many awards received by the companies formed by ACTiVATE® program participants

The success of the program is primarily due to the women who have participated in the program. It is their passion and commitment to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors that has led to the success of the ACTiVATE® program.