February 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • Arestyr Oncalogic, an early-stage project working to develop novel cancer biomarkers, received a notice of award from GRA for a $25,000 Phase IA GRA Ventures award.
  • Innovation Gateway and Kerafast entered into non-exclusive license agreements involving 23 anti-O-GlucNAc monoclonal antibodies developed by Geert-Jan Boons, Lance Wells and Margreet Wolfert, all of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
  • Innovation Gateway executed an agreement with a Japanese company to evaluate TifTuf bermudagrass, developed by Brian Schwartz and Wayne Hanna, department of crop and soil sciences.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a non-exclusive license agreement for a drug synthesis technology developed by Geert-Jan Boons, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
  • UGA turfgrass breeders Paul Raymer and Brian Schwartz, department of crop and soil sciences, and Innovation Gateway staff attended the Golf Industry Show in Orlando to promote UGA-developed turfgrass varieties.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member served as a guest judge for the National Mock Trial Competition at the UGA School of Law.
  • Innovation Gateway was represented at the Georgia Agribusiness Council’s (GAC) Annual Meeting and Dinner, as well as the GAC Legislative Breakfast.
  • Innovation Gateway co-hosted Dan Berger, attorney and co-founder of the U.S. Alliance for International Entrepreneurs (USAIE), who presented on international visa issues relating to entrepreneurial activities.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a non-exclusive license agreement for a muscadine cultivar developed by Patrick Conner, department of horticulture.
  • The College of Engineering Career Fair was held in Athens, where Innovation Gateway staff exhibited and talked with students about Innovation Gateway’s internship opportunities and careers in technology transfer and intellectual property.