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By: Brandon Ward From sunup to sundown, patent attorney Jason Mock stays busy in the world of intellectual property. Mock, currently a senior counsel at Foley & Lardner, works on patent prosecution, counseling clients, doing due diligence in transaction, and supporting litigation cases. All of this leaves Mock with a ...
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Company founders Katherine Shayne, left, and Jenna Jambeck collect litter debris near a beach. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
Can I Recycle This? thrives with the help of Innovation District resources The University of Georgia’s Delta Innovation Hub recently welcomed its newest startup tenant: “Can I Recycle This?” or CIRT. CIRT moved into the Hub officially in April 2022, though the company has been making use of its resources since it opened in ...
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Left to right, Christy Anderson, Ian Biggs, Kyle Tschepikow and Derek Eberhart accepted awards for UGA at Georgia Bio’s 2022 Golden Helix awards dinner, held May 5 in Atlanta. (Contributed photo)
Four University of Georgia-affiliated individuals, companies and programs were recognized with awards from Georgia Bio at its 2022 annual Golden Helix awards dinner, held May 5 at Factory Atlanta in Chamblee, Georgia. Georgia Bio is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that works with businesses, government groups, universities and research institutions to ...
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Throughout the program, attendees work on their presentation skills. In one session, Sainagesh Veeravalli, a UGA computer science student, practiced his skills with a presentation on blockchain technology. (Photo by Jason Thrasher)
At the University of Georgia’s Delta Innovation Hub, students and faculty are building businesses with help from legends from their industry. As a part of UGA’s Innovation District, the Innovation Bootcamp is offered twice a year to students and faculty who want to learn how to successfully turn research into ...
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Pictured left to right are UGA’s newest National Academy of Inventors Senior Members, faculty members Vladimir Popik, K.C. Das and Michael Adang.
The National Academy of Inventors has selected three University of Georgia faculty as 2022 NAI Senior members. NAI Senior Members are faculty, scientists and administrators with a proven ability to invent and innovate. Only 83 members were selected for the honor in 2022, with those individuals holding more than 1,000 issued U.S ...
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By Clarke Schwabe (Left to right) Metropolis CEO Scott Edwards, UGA faculty member Dee Warmath and students Aries Aviles and Calvin Butson meet inside the Delta Innovation Hub, which will house the Truist Community Innovation Initiative’s activities. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker) The University of Georgia has received a grant ...
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By Ian Bennett University of Georgia professors Anumantha Kanthasamy, S. Edward Law and Scott NeSmith have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Including these three new fellows, 12 UGA faculty have received this honor, all of them since 2013. NAI Fellows must be involved in creating or facilitating inventions ...
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Delta Innovation Hub Dedication
December 8, 2021 by Clarke Schwabe University officials and Delta executives before the ribbon cutting at the Delta Innovation Hub dedication ceremony. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) Facility renovation was supported by a major gift from The Delta Air Lines Foundation The University of Georgia dedicated the Delta Innovation Hub in ...
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By Clarke Schwabe Kevin McCully (left) and Jonathan Murrow stand outside the Delta Innovation Hub, the new home for their company, InfraredRX. The company aims to produce “early versions of the Star Trek tricorder,” McCully says. (Photo by Edwin Hammond) The University of Georgia Delta Innovation Hub welcomed a new start-up ...
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Ian Biggs
By Ian Bennett Ian Biggs, director of the startup program in Innovation Gateway, has decades of experience building businesses and helps turn research from UGA faculty into startup businesses. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski) As one of 33 FAST grant recipients in 2021, Innovation Gateway’s startup team is expanding its ability to support startups ...
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The first clue that UGA’s newest Innovation Bootcamp would dance to a different tune than its predecessors was the gleaming Steinway grand piano on stage at the opening session in the Performing Arts Center on Oct. 6. Designed specifically for people hoping to make their careers in the music business, ...
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researcher holding plant specimen in vial
By Michael Terrazas A plant specimen growing in a vial. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) For the eighth straight year, the University of Georgia has placed among the top U.S. universities for number of commercial products created from its research by industry partners. This year, UGA ranked No. 2 in the ...
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Associate professor Belen Cassera is one step closer to introducing her research to the marketplace. Having spent the summer as UGA’s newest Innovation Fellow, Cassera has learned a lot about how to bring parasitic disease therapeutics arising from her research to market. “In fall 2019, I was among the 18 chosen women from ...
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UGA’s TifSport and TifGrand, tough and durable bermudagrasses, were decades in the making The Summer Olympics may be in Japan this year, but Team USA was on home turf when they took the field for Friday’s opening ceremony. The Japan National Stadium’s field was sodded with TifSport Bermudagrass, developed in ...
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Historic Athens Award
June 25, 2021 The Innovation Hub features a flexible, open space for meetings and events when public health conditions allow. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) Spring Street building project wins for Outstanding Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Building UGA’s Spring Street/Innovation Hub project recently won an award for Outstanding Adaptive Reuse of ...
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Metropolis uses advanced technology to streamline health care recruiting A Dallas, Texas-area health care startup is expanding to Athens, Georgia, to establish its product development headquarters in the University of Georgia’s growing Innovation District. Metropolis, an AMP Health Inc. company, incubated by Adaptive Medical Partners, uses advanced digital technology to streamline ...
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A new UGA Innovation District initiative will connect startup companies to dedicated mentors who provide coaching and professional expertise to accelerate growth. Havalyn Hensley, a veteran executive who spent two decades overseeing IT operations at Coca-Cola Enterprises, will become UGA’s first Startup Mentor-on-Roster, providing business mentoring services to the growing pipeline ...
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Ideas and innovation are not the only things flowing from the new University of Georgia Innovation Hub. Athens and UGA campus maps and documents dating back to the 1800s reference a spring that played an important role in determining the location for the university and even Athens itself. Although water continued ...
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Every pet owner wants their pet to feel safe and secure, especially on daunting trips to the veterinarian’s office. One major hurdle is the frigid stainless steel tables that offer an unappealing surface for animals that are used to the comfort of home. During the 2021 University of Georgia Food, ...
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#1 in AUTM’s national ranking for new products to market FY19
The University of Georgia has returned to the top of AUTM’s national rankings for the number of products developed by industry partners based on UGA research discoveries, marking the seventh straight year UGA has placed among the top five schools in the country for this metric. AUTM, formerly known as ...
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Tour Delta Innovation Hub
The University of Georgia has officially opened its new Innovation Hub in downtown Athens as part of the university’s Innovation District initiative to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning. Thanks to a generous commitment by The Delta Air Lines Foundation, the Spring Street Building was completely renovated to provide university, community and ...
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The National Academy of Inventors has named three University of Georgia faculty members to the 2021 class of NAI Senior Members, including two from the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC). Mark Eiteman, professor in the College of Engineering, and Holly Sellers and Mark Jackwood, both professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine and researchers at ...
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The University of Georgia’s Innovation District is offering a new tool to support university entrepreneurs pursuing commercialization of their research discoveries. Georgia Startup License is an express program that combines business and technical assistance with a streamlined technology licensing process to help UGA startups get off the ground. Created by Innovation Gateway, UGA’s ...
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Faculty members Melanie Reber and Eric Harvill have been named Innovation Fellows for spring 2021. Launched as part of the University of Georgia’s campus-wide Innovation District initiative, the semester-long fellowship helps faculty align their research activities with industry needs and bring their discoveries to the marketplace. Reber, an assistant professor of chemistry in the Franklin ...
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Historic Athens Award
Spring Street Building will become UGA’s front door for industry engagement The University of Georgia’s new hub for innovation is almost open for business. The Spring Street Building, just south of Broad Street near downtown Athens, is undergoing renovation and will open in January as UGA’s Innovation Hub, albeit with limited ...
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