August 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • UGA startup ArunA Bio completed a $13 million common stock financing to support its neural exosome delivery platform and pipeline of neural exosome therapies. The company also announced that it has established an office in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Read More.
  • Innovation Gateway executed the following agreements:
    • Two license agreements for peanut varieties developed by Bill Branch, UGA crop and soil sciences;
    • One license agreement for a Vitex cultivar developed by Carol Robacker, UGA horticulture; and
    • Multiple testing and option agreements for ornamental selections separately developed by Carol Robacker and John Ruter, muscadine grape selections developed by Patrick Conner, and blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith. All inventors work in UGA horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway is hiring an intellectual property patent administrator to manage our day-to-day IP administration activities. Learn more and apply here!
  • Do you have an idea for a new technology or product? Innovation Gateway is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2019 NSF I-Corps cohort. Learn more and apply here!
  • Are you interested in entrepreneurship and startup companies? Innovation Gateway is seeking university and community members to help faculty and researchers move their I-Corps projects forward through customer discovery and interviews. Learn More.
  • UGA AgTech startup Reservoir LLC released two new smart irrigation products: Spoke and Aqua-Pin.
  • Applications are open for the next UGA Idea Accelerator, which is designed to determine if your concept can develop from an idea into a scalable business. Learn more and apply here!
  • Innovation Gateway hosted the SEC Technology Transfer Directors meeting in Atlanta. UGA has hosted this meeting for the past eight years as a forum to discuss technology commercialization best practices among SEC universities.