“increase the throughput of technology out of laboratories and into commerce”


KLSC supports commercialization through a suite of services designed to increase the throughput of technology out of laboratories and into commerce:

  • Facilitating the license or acquisition of technology

  • Creating opportunities for face-to-face interaction around deal making and capital access

  • Expanding our members’ business network within the life science ecosystem

“Our core mission is to better align the research community with opportunities for commercialization (i.e., connect  “buyers” with the “sellers”).”

Leveraging the strength of the KLSC network and the KyMass Turnpike, we connect decision-makers seeking to collaborate and accelerate innovation.

KLSC Innovation Services complements and supports the services offered by university TTOs and the Kentucky Innovation Network, providing Kentucky researchers and companies with a competitive advantage via:

  • Commercialization assistance with exclusive access to capital and partnering opportunities

  • Programming to hone their business skills

  • A-List mentors who offer insight, guidance and access to their global networks

KY-MASS Mentorship Program

Many organizations, incubators and funds run mentorship programs.  A few of them are great.  Many are hit and miss.  “MassCONNECT” is a nationally recognized and long-proven model for providing mentorship.

As part of the “KyMass Turnpike” partnership, MassBio is sharing the MassCONNECT model, and more importantly, its world-class mentors with KLSC.

Make application early for the Boston BMS Fly-Out.  The first mentorship class will be chosen from participants in that event.

Regional Sources for Early State Funding