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28 03, 2019

[Recommended Watch for Our Community] ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

By |2019-03-28T10:02:05+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I like movies. Especially those that take you on a rollercoaster that leaves you walking away with a mixed bag of unresolved thoughts/feelings/ideas. Movies that make you think. I highly recommended cautionary documentary and the rise and fall of Theranos. Theranos was an extreme case of potential fraud, patient abuse, and it seems like [...]

14 03, 2019

Universities shift to biotech, med-tech startup mode

By |2019-03-14T09:07:48+00:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food allergy professor Cathryn Nagler has become a celebrity of sorts. The University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation gets emails almost every week from people—oftentimes parents of children with food allergies—looking for an introduction and asking if they can support her work. Nagler's startup, ClostraBio, develops therapies that prevent or treat allergic [...]

13 03, 2019

The Value of Industry-University Collaborations in Water Research

By |2019-03-13T10:07:57+00:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traditionally, research conducted at many universities falls under the category of fundamental research, which is primarily conducted to enhance our basic knowledge in a certain area. In the trenchless technology industry, and regarding the university researchers active in the field, the focus has been much more on the application of knowledge to solve engineering and [...]

13 03, 2019

How a gift activated a new social impact entrepreneurship design in inside higher ed

By |2019-03-13T10:04:39+00:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 In 2009, The Lewis Family Foundation gave a generous gift to Babson College with the express desire to galvanize faculty, students, staff, and alumni around the greater notions of social entrepreneurship and social impact, influencing Babson’s core strategy to educate leaders who will create economic and social value simultaneously. President-Elect Stephen Spinelli MBA’92, who will [...]

12 03, 2019

University Gap Fund/Accelerator Leader Interview Series: Tech Launch Arizona

By |2019-03-12T14:28:15+00:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Interview with the TLA Team How would you describe the need for gap funding/accelerator programs to someone outside of the university tech commercialization/innovation community?   University research presents a compelling opportunity for commercialization, but sometimes the innovation itself may not be ready for license into a company. Certain questions need to be addressed: Do [...]

8 03, 2019

Pilot Funding to Help Advance Translational Research 

By |2019-03-08T10:05:54+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Our partnership with Washington University creates opportunities for MU faculty to compete for funding in many ways, including the Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Program,” said Jerry Parker, PhD, associate dean for research. “The Pilot Awards help faculty gather preliminary data for larger applications, so they are an important component of our research ecosystem.” The [...]

27 02, 2019

Industry and University Collaborations: How Partnerships Drive Innovation

By |2019-02-27T10:17:08+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent development in industry and university collaborations have proven themselves a worthwhile investment for both industry leaders and universities. Take the Clemson University bioengineering students for instance. While traveling abroad in Tanzania, the students assessed the medical device needs in that particular area for the university’s Developing World Biomedical Device Innovation Co-Op program. The program [...]

25 02, 2019

Want disruptive research? Go small instead of big

By |2019-02-25T09:10:27+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conventional wisdom suggests that large teams are better at solving complex problems. And, in this era of specialization, many discoveries are the work of large groups of experts from a diversity of fields. But it’s not yet time to abandon support for small teams of scientists, according to a new study in Nature. By analyzing data [...]

21 02, 2019

New collaboration focused on driving more investment deals for Nevada startups

By |2019-02-21T09:29:23+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to the Kauffman Foundation, Northern Nevada has the number one highest startup density for a Metropolitan statistical area of its size. In support of northern Nevada startups, a new collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and the Nevada Small Business Development Center will [...]

21 02, 2019

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world

By |2019-02-21T09:28:25+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Materials scientist Sebastian Peter is a dyed-in-the-wool academic with more than 130 papers to his name. A few years ago, Peter, who is at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, India, started to wonder about ways to apply his research. In 2016, he heard about the US$20-million XPRIZE. The non-profit organization [...]