25 02, 2019

Tulane, LSU Health select New Orleans BioInnovation Center as statewide partner for biomedical technology accelerator program

By |2019-02-25T09:12:02+00:00February 25th, 2019|Louisiana|0 Comments

Tulane University and LSU Health New Orleans have selected the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) as the statewide implementation partner for a newly launched initiative to augment business development efforts and accelerate the commercialization of life science research from university labs to biotechnology startups in the region and to existing companies around the world. NOBIC will work [...]

12 11, 2018

Tulane launches program to connect student startups with mentors 

By |2018-11-12T10:07:58+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Louisiana|0 Comments

Tulane University has started a new program that brings investors, entrepreneurs and executives in to coach students on how to create successful businesses. The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 12 Innovators-in-Residence program teams 12 successful mentors with student startups to give them feedback on their ventures. They include Timothy Bovard of Search Fund [...]

15 08, 2018

Healthcare startups to participate in business accelerator program

By |2018-08-15T08:23:00+00:00August 15th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Louisiana|0 Comments

South Louisiana welcomes ten companies from across the United States to participate in a healthcare-focused business acceleration program, Accelerate South. For the next four months, a host of healthcare partners, investors and subject matter experts will assist the selected companies to identify challenges and opportunities while strategically helping to move their business forward. Acadian Companies, [...]

28 06, 2018

LSU announces more than $521,000 in innovation grant funding

By |2018-06-28T09:16:20+00:00June 28th, 2018|Louisiana|0 Comments

The LSU Board of Supervisors has awarded $521,202 in innovation and technology transfer grant funding for 12 university research projects, ranging from new treatments for breast cancer to development of biodegradable Mardi Gras beads. This was the eighth round of funding from the Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. Since 2014, the university [...]

10 05, 2018

Louisiana State University LIFT program starting to see results, awarded additional funding for patents

By |2018-05-10T15:32:25+00:00May 10th, 2018|Louisiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The LSU Research and Technology Foundation touted the success of its LIFT grant program today before the LSU Board of Supervisors, and won approval for an additional $200,000 to cover fees associated with the “significant increase” in patents filed with the university. The board created the LIFT—Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer—program in 2014 to award [...]

19 09, 2017

Tulane gets $25 million to fund research at School of Medicine 

By |2017-09-19T12:36:38+00:00September 19th, 2017|Louisiana, Translational Research|0 Comments

Tulane University announced plans Monday to fund research at the Tulane School of Medicine, using a $25 million gift from the family of well-known internal medicine physician John W. Deming, a 1944 graduate of the school.The donation, which will name the John W. Deming Department of Medicine at Tulane University, is the largest in the [...]

22 05, 2017

Louisiana Tech TOP DOG New Venture Championship winners announced

By |2017-05-22T07:42:11+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Competition, Louisiana, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded recently to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2017 TOP DOG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were presented to the top three finishers in the competition with the “Lunch Pad” team of Jon Emas (supply chain), Nathaniel Foster [...]

30 09, 2016

LSU faculty members are closing in on bringing their inventions to market with funds from the university’s LIFT2 grant program

By |2017-07-14T21:03:27+00:00September 30th, 2016|Louisiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

A new age cooling system that more efficiently powers refrigerators, a data-driven polling analytics program and tools for attaching soft tissue to bone are rarely mentioned in the same breath—or even thought about much by the average person. But by providing proof-of-concept grants to faculty members for these and many other inventions through its Leverage [...]

1 06, 2015

LSU shows off faculty’s patented works at first-ever innovation and technology event, LIFT2 funding

By |2015-06-01T09:05:38+00:00June 1st, 2015|Louisiana|0 Comments

Posters and prototypes of new innovations developed by LSU faculty members lined the walls of the packed ballroom in the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Tuesday evening at LSU’s first-ever  Innovation & Technology Commercialization Inventorship Showcase. The event honored the 16 patents received and 57 works published by LSU faculty members in fiscal year 2014, [...]

15 12, 2014

LSU doubles investment in tech transfer for faculty projects

By |2017-07-15T00:41:38+00:00December 15th, 2014|Louisiana, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

LSU is adding another $2 million into the LSU Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2 fund, which provides grants to faculty members on a competitive basis twice a year, to validate the market potential of their inventions. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the measure on Friday. "LSU faculty conduct research that has important [...]