We believe invention is the driver of human progress.

Invention doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work and breakthrough ideas. It takes inspiration. It takes drive. At Intellectual Ventures, we are dedicated to creating and championing inventions like these. Taking the ideas that can change the world, and making sure they get the chance to do so.

Inventor Superhero: Dean Kamen

07.06.2016

Inventors

Inventor Superhero: Dean Kamen

While some superheroes have a specific strength, others have the power of versatility.

Back to School with STEM and Mentorship

07.07.2016

STEM

Back to School with STEM and Mentorship

While STEM jobs are becoming increasingly important to our economy and workforce, interest amongst children continues to be low.

Nuclear Power Needs to Be an Option

06.30.2016

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power Needs to Be an Option

An inventor asks, “how can things be better, smarter, more efficient?”

Scenes from the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

06.30.2016

Inventors

Scenes from the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

This past April, Intellectual Ventures showcased some of our breakthrough technology at the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany.

Connecting the World Through Metamaterials

06.30.2016

Metamaterials

Connecting the World Through Metamaterials

What’s a Metamaterial anyway? Metamaterials are artificial materials with unique electromagnetic properties; they are structures that do not exist in the natural world.

Photonic Fence: A Light-Based Alternative to Pest Control

06.29.2016

The Photonic Fence

Photonic Fence: A Light-Based Alternative to Pest Control

Disease-bearing insects have long been hazards to both human and environmental health.

A “Star Wars” Approach to the Battle on Zika

06.29.2016

The Photonic Fence

A “Star Wars” Approach to the Battle on Zika

From West Nile to yellow fever, malaria to Zika, mosquitos are the leading carrier of some of the world’s most dangerous diseases.

IV’s Passive Vaccine Storage Device, PBS Feature

06.29.2016

Arktek

IV’s Passive Vaccine Storage Device, PBS Feature

In the past year, IV’s latest passive vaccine storage device, or Arktek™, as it’s now known, has emerged on the scene in the ongoing effort to eradicate some of the world’s deadliest diseases that are still prominent in parts of the developing world.

The Magic of Metamaterials – Kymeta’s Latest

06.30.2016

Metamaterials

The Magic of Metamaterials – Kymeta’s Latest

Imagine the possibility of accessing online content from anywhere on Earth.

Girls Grow with STEM

06.30.2016

STEM

Girls Grow with STEM

While women make up half of the U.S. workforce, they only represent about a quarter of the STEM workforce.

TerraPower: An Advanced Nuclear Energy Solution

06.30.2016

Nuclear Power

TerraPower: An Advanced Nuclear Energy Solution

Keeping pace with the growing global demand for energy, while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions is one of the biggest problems facing the world today.

Behind Mark Newell’s Breakthrough

06.30.2016

Inventors

Behind Mark Newell’s Breakthrough

Mark Newell’s work improves lives.

Challenges in Artificial Insemination

06.30.2016

Cattle Technology

Challenges in Artificial Insemination

From improving technology behind artificial cattle insemination to improving the way milk is collected and transported, Intellectual Ventures lives for the inventions that spur life-changing benefits.

IV Asks: What Inspires Your Work?

06.30.2016

Inventors

IV Asks: What Inspires Your Work?

Pursuing cutting-edge research and development is hard work.

Arktek: Strengthening and Extending Vaccine Service

06.30.2016

Arktek

Arktek: Strengthening and Extending Vaccine Service

Immunizations have become one of the greatest success stories in modern medicine, yet roughly 1.5 million children still die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Inventing for Developing World Dairy Farmers

06.30.2016

Cattle Technology

Inventing for Developing World Dairy Farmers

Since 1937 we have recognized National Dairy Month each June to honor the advances that made dairy consumption possible for households around the country.