Infinite possibilities open up when discoveries leave universities and enter the marketplace. Not only can new technologies have a lasting impact on the lives of individuals, but there’s a clear financial benefit when new companies form, jobs are created and economies grow. However academic scientists don’t always have the business experience to make the leap from idea to market. That’s where the QED Program and Phase 1 Ventures come in. Both provide scientists with targeted business advice and access to resources to help them commercialize their ideas.