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James Madison Innovations, Inc. (JMI), is a JMU 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation for intellectual property management and licensing organization, the two entities connect researchers, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industry and support services to bolster the entrepreneurial infrastructure and promote innovation in the Valley.

The purposes of JMI, according to its Articles of Incorporation, are to:

  • promote, encourage and aid scientific and technological research and the creation and development of intellectual at James Madison University by its faculty, staff and students;

  • manage intellectual property through legal protection, licensing, and commercialization; and

  • receive, maintain, manage and expend funds and property, including royalty payments for licensed technologies, management and other fees, and equity interests in start-up or emerging growth companies, in order to advance the purposes of this Corporation, including advancing the commercialization potential of technologies and supporting start-up or emerging growth company efforts.

Board Members
Donna Lynn Harper
Chair & Secretary
Yvonne R. Harris
Vice Chair
John Francis Knight
Treasurer
Patrick C. Asplin
Board Member
Mary Lou Bourne
Board Member
Gerard Eldering
Board Member
Jeff Grass
Board Member
Rick Kushel
Board Member
Debbie Perrone
Board Member

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