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13 01, 2022

University entrepreneurship centers are looking beyond campus to grow local economies 

By |2022-01-13T11:47:26+00:00January 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The connection was on view in October, when leaders of university entrepreneurship centers from around the country filed into Johns Hopkins’ FastForward U innovation space in Remington to talk community. When it comes to universities and economic development, the conversation historically has been one of attracting students who will one day become residents that choose to call [...]

5 01, 2022

The University of Utah celebrates innovation: successful P3s and precedent-setting $884 million in investments raised by U startup companies

By |2022-01-05T13:09:16+00:00January 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In publishing the FY21 Innovation Report  the University of Utah’s (the U) PIVOT Center highlights several important partnerships, including Recursion and RenalytixAI. The report also celebrates some of the U’s innovation by promoting quantitative and qualitative metrics, such as the precedent-setting $884 million in investments raised by U startup companies; and technologies developed by University [...]

16 12, 2021

University of Pittsburgh evolves its seed grant program to better assist those with innovative ideas

By |2021-12-16T10:31:55+00:00December 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The University of Pittsburgh wants to make seed-stage levels of funding more accessible and successful for those among its faculty and staff who have innovative ideas, and it's altering the traditional way it offered such funding by making changes to its Pitt Seed Project. With the Pitt Seed Project, selected entrants can now receive up [...]

16 12, 2021

Prototype fund awards record amount to new startups at TTU 

By |2021-12-16T10:30:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Prototype Fund, a partnership between the Innovation Hub at Research Park at Texas Tech University and the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA), part of Market Lubbock Inc., has awarded the largest amount of funding to date to 10 technology startups. The fund, designed to spur innovation in the West Texas community, has awarded a combined $136,550 this year in [...]

9 12, 2021

Three University of Arizona Faculty Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

By |2021-12-09T09:56:03+00:00December 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. – Three University of Arizona inventors have been selected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election [...]

9 12, 2021

Startup expansions show how University of Chicago researchers are bringing their work to society

By |2021-12-09T09:45:57+00:00December 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The University of Chicago is renowned for its commitment to field-defining basic research—work that can lay the foundation for development of new products, services and solutions. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the central resource for transferring these groundbreaking ideas and discoveries outside the University to the world at large. In just the last two months, this [...]

2 12, 2021

Concordia helps bring innovation from lab to market through the Scientific Venture Program

By |2021-12-02T06:17:17+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An average PhD program lasts five years, positioning the candidate as an innovator and expert in their subject matter. Upon graduation, some become tenured professors while others are hired in industry managerial positions. The rest either land jobs not directly related to their fields or explore opportunities abroad. In other words, a big portion of [...]

17 11, 2021

Pandemic led to new research applications, collaborations in Wisconsin

By |2021-11-17T13:55:38+00:00November 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted and slowed certain research efforts in the state, it also gave researchers a chance to apply their work in new ways. “The pandemic just really catalyzed this big push to move something forward,” said Sandra McLellan, a professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee. She spoke yesterday during [...]

17 11, 2021

Commercialising new technologies needs a two-way partnership

By |2021-11-17T13:54:30+00:00November 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Much has been said and written about the challenges associated with commercialising research from universities and publicly funded research organisations. But little of this has led to step change. Why? Why is it so difficult to commercialise research, particularly when so many new breakthroughs are discovered at universities? How do we create a system that [...]