The KU Innovation Fair will take place today in the Kansas Union Ballroom from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by KU Innovation and Collaboration, showcases innovative research and ideas created by undergraduate and graduate students in the University community, with a heavy emphasis on commercializing those ideas and bringing them to the market.

May 1, 2014

A prototype of the WellCar — a vehicle that one day may be used to make state-of-the-art house calls to patients in rural areas — is the latest innovation being developed at the Center for Design Research.

April 24, 2014

LAWRENCE — Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Mo., announced last month the new WE Women’s Empowerment initiative to get more women into leadership roles, whether it’s on city boards, task forces and commissions or in business settings.

April 15, 2014

Join the Bioengineering Research Center at KU for a seminar!

Susan Drapeau, PhD - Director of Biologics R&D, Medtronic
April 9, 2014 - 11:30am - Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union (Parking in the Union Parking Garage)

April 1, 2014

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to support the commercialization of university research into new products, cures and treatments. As part of this effort, KU is now accepting nominations for the second annual Jim Baxendale Commercialization Award, which recognizes a single KU researcher for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization.

April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A promising University of Kansas startup is grabbing the spotlight this week on a national stage in front of a demanding and important audience — angel investors.

March 27, 2014

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the second annual Innovation Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

March 26, 2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s Proof of Concept Fund.

March 24, 2014

LAWRENCE – One outcome of research at the University of Kansas is the potential for discoveries that become products. Over the years, KU researchers have produced numerous inventions – including pharmaceuticals and software – that benefit people while having an economic effect.

March 24, 2014

The KU Innovation and Collaboration Proof of Concept Fund (POC) was established in January 2013 to further develop novel technologies that are near-commercialization. High-risk, fast-track research/innovation projects, with clear potential to bring products to the market were selected for funding on a competitive basis. The goal of the program is to enable technologies for licensing to a company. As part of the program, each PI is required to give a presentation during the funding period, as well as a short bi-monthly project update.

February 25, 2014


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