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Patents2Products Fellowship Program, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Posted by on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Job Opportunities .

A New Frontier For Entrepreneurship

The University of Memphis and Epicenter have partnered to create a new program designed to hire post-doc fellows to start businesses, utilizing patented intellectual property developed both in Memphis and across the United States, to turn great ideas into successful companies. The Patents2Products Post-Doc program creates a two-year funded position for research entrepreneurs and provides them with the necessary tools for a launching a successful startup.

Included in the Program

P2P Fellows will be hired in a university position with the UofM and provided with a salary and state benefits for two years, plus funds for initial startup costs, as well as licensing rights to intellectual property. Participants will have access to the researchers and labs where the University intellectual property was developed, and will be provided office space in either the University Research Park or campus facility, as requested. The fellow positions will be appointments to the FedEx Institute of Technology and will also work closely with Epicenter mentors and advisors as they develop their company and business plans. Through the partnership with Epicenter, the fellows will be made aware of channels for funding opportunities as appropriate for their industries of focus.

Entrepreneurship Curriculum Powered by Epicenter

The entrepreneurial curriculum will be custom-built around the post-doc’s experience and startup opportunity. It will comprise components from NSF’s I-Corps, Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac TechVenture, and other proven startup methods. In addition, we will provide mentors and coaches from across our extensive network of CEOs, investors, domain experts and executives.

How To Apply

The positions are open until filled. Interested candidates should complete the initial questionnaire and email for further information. *Questionnaire not official application to program; applicants should submit the questionnaire in advance of completing the official application.

To complete official application, go to WORKforUM.
Create an account, click on Full-Time Faculty Positions, and complete application for Postdoctoral R&D Entrepreneurship Fellow.


  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Reference list (3)
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Supplemental Questions – Required are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • 1-2 papers, reports, or the representative works
  • Research proposal

For more information on available patents for commercialization:

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