LAWRENCE — University of Kansas alumnus Clay C. Blair III, of Olathe, has made a $100,000 gift for the KU Venture Fund. The university and KU Endowment established the fund to help startup companies move research discoveries from KU into the marketplace with the goal of sparking innovation in Kansas. This is the largest gift for the fund to date.
February 10, 2014
LAWRENCE — A team of researchers from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has received a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to develop technology that better maps and tracks the conditions within glaciers and at the bottom of fast-flowing ice sheets.
January 31, 2014
LAWRENCE —The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which provides funding to KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near future.
December 18, 2013
Big data company DST Systems Inc. is now a corporate partner with the University of Kansas School of Business.
December 18, 2013
The University of Kansas' Innovation and Collaboration division, tasked with bringing the institution's research innovation to market, has seen revenue grow 600 percent over the past three years-- thanks to an entrepreneurial, tech-focused approach.
December 6, 2013
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.
November 26, 2013
LAWRENCE - The term "inventor" might call to mind a wild-haired madman in a laboratory with wires and beakers strewn about, or maybe a techie in a Silicon Valley garage. But university researchers — churning out ideas and technology all the time — are big-time inventors, too, both in spirit and in the eyes of the law.
November 21, 2013
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has been named a member of the National Academy of Inventors, officials recently announced.
November 7, 2013
You are invited to attend the third in a series of three “boot camp” presentations this fall on topics in research commercialization, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
November 6, 2013
A coalition of economic development partners, led by the University of Kansas, came together to launch the state’s largest business incubator system: the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC). That partnership is about to get an opportunity to showcase its success in a national spotlight.
October 24, 2013