February 2020 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • Innovation Gateway executed the following agreements:
    • Two exclusive license agreements and multiple testing and option agreements for blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith, UGA horticulture
    • 15 license agreements with several research reagent companies for the transfer of 92 cell lines
    • Non-exclusive license agreements for two peanut cultivars developed separately by Peggy Ozias-Akins, UGA horticulture, and Bill Branch, UGA crop and soil sciences
    • License agreements with Mississippi State University and the University of Arkansas for UACES-DDDI, a proprietary imaging system developed at the UGA Consortium for Internet Imaging and Database Systems
    • License agreement with a Japanese turfgrass company for TifTuf® bermudagrass, developed by Brian Schwartz and Wayne Hanna, UGA crop & soil sciences
  • Innovation Gateway hosted its Startup 101 program, a three-part series focused on key issues facing university startups and entrepreneurs.
  • Applications are open for UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. Learn more and apply here!
  • The NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded Lectenz Bio with two SBIR Phase I grants to develop fucose-binding Lectenz® and heparan sulfate-binding Lectenz®.
  • The Innovation District Seminar Series in January featured a “Quick Pitch” competition, where 10 teams pitched their business ideas for a chance to win up to $1,000. Please join us on March 4 for the next Innovation District event, “Articulating Innovation Industry Panel.”
  • Innovation Gateway exhibited at and/or attended the following conferences and trade shows: