July 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • At the annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators held July 8-11 in Chicago, faculty from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication presented an innovative practice paper on Q-Perspectives┬«, a proprietary tool licensed by Innovation Gateway for teaching key leadership theories.
  • Mohamed Mergoum, UGA crop and soil sciences, received the 2018 International Crop Science Award and will be recognized during the Tri-Societies Annual Meeting at the Crop Science Society of America Awards Ceremony and Klepper Plenary Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
  • Innovation Gateway executed two license agreements for peanut cultivars developed by William Branch, crop and soil sciences.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for various blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith, UGA horticulture, and for various experimental ornamental plant selections developed separately by Carol Robacker and John Ruter, horticulture.
  • The Georgia Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority hosted its board meeting on June 13 in Athens, where they toured the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and learned about UGA research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member and Zenglu Li, crop and soil sciences, traveled to Missouri to meet with representatives from Monsanto and to discuss a soybean breeding project with representatives from seven other universities.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member was invited to speak at the annual meeting of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies held at the Omni Atlanta CNN Center in Atlanta June 24-27.
  • Kelly Dawe, UGA genetics, is leading a multi-institutional team of scientists on a $2.8 million National Science Foundation-funded Plant Genome Research Project to create a 26-maize-line pangenome reference collection, with the intention to learn more about the highly valuable natural variation in maize.