In 2008, “Eliava Foundation” - non-for profit organization has been created by the institute and the scientists currently working in the institute. The aim of the organization is to create the conditions for sustainable development of Eliava Institute and phage research in general. It will also be involved in managing of intellectual property rights of the Eliava Institute.
Eliava Foundation has established several spin off companies, aimed at creating additional sources of income to the Institute. These companies are: