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Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

To grow the commonwealth’s tech sector, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV) provides the tools and expertise to translate innovations, research findings and intellectual property into market-ready products, services and job-creating startups.

At its core, KCV focuses on commercializing the best ideas from Kentucky’s public universities and colleges. Those very institutions are KCV partners and hotbeds for Kentucky’s innovative research and development. KCV also serves as a commercialization resource for individual entrepreneurs and companies seeking to establish and grow their businesses in Kentucky.

No other state’s commercialization program combines the strength of all its public higher education institutions. That makes KCV unique and better positioned to compete for federal grants that support forward-thinking companies and entrepreneurs.


In bringing innovations to market and tech companies to life, KCV will advance Kentucky’s knowledge-based economy, create high-wage jobs and make the state additionally attractive to high-potential researchers, entrepreneurs, students and innovators in the long term.

KCV partners

Partners include the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp.

KCV is funded and managed in part through KY Innovation – the state’s office for entrepreneurial and small business support within the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

Contact Us

Kentucky Science and Technology Corp.
Terry Samuel

University of Louisville
T. Allen Morris, Ph.D, MBA
Executive director, Commercialization EPI-Center

University of Kentucky
Ian McClure
Executive director, Office of Technology Commercialization

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