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UGA again in top 5 for new products to market By Brandon Ward Detail of specimen in a Center for Food Safety laboratory on the Griffin campus. Among the 49 new products were new poultry vaccines, animal health diagnostics, a new blueberry and more The University of Georgia ranks No. 2 ...
Boons, Ferguson-Noel elected to National Academy of Inventors By Brandon Ward Geert-Jan Boons and Naola Ferguson-Noel. They are the 13th and 14th UGA faculty members to receive this honor University of Georgia professors Naola Ferguson-Noel and Geert-Jan Boons have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, becoming the 13th ...
Students challenged to develop sustainability solutions 24 hours ago by Lily Fleenor UGA students who took part in the Delta Design Challenge gathered in UGA's Delta Innovation Hub. (Submitted photo) The focus of the competition was helping Delta Air Lines eliminate single-use plastic bottles on its flights Delta Air Lines has ...
By Brandon Ward Photography By Katelyn Hubbard, Patrick Brennan  VIEW SLIDESHOW “I’m out.” Those are two words every person pitching an idea, business or product hopes to never hear. Thankfully, the Innovation District’s Investor Showcase is more about learning than feeding you to the sharks. The Investor Showcase, held Nov. 3, 2022 at ...
Terry MIS and finance student wins Idea Accelerator funding for bar and stadium phone charging solutions Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 3:51pm By: Merritt Melancon Image: Anyone who’s ever been out for a day of tailgating knows that sometimes your phone can run out of juice before you do. That ...
It is morning on a farm in Watkinsville, Georgia, and Leonor Sicalo is in her element—kneeling to scratch underneath a goat’s ears. To get to this sun-dappled clearing, Sicalo, a Ph.D. student in the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine, followed an unconventional route. She studied and earned a ...
CAES partners with Dalan Animal Health to advance world's first honey bee vaccine By Jordan Powers Three researchers wearing bee suits study hives in a field as honeybees fly overhead. Researchers from the UGA Bee Lab study hives. Delaplane says that honey bee vaccines would be a game-changer for beekeepers ...
Rouhani founded ExonScientific, a 3D design company, with the goal of helping scientists better communicate their research through scientific art and design When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, University of Georgia student Daniel Rouhani had to reimagine his research so he could continue his work as a CURO Summer Fellow. Then ...
By Leah Cepko, The Science Advisory Board contributing writer October 19, 2022 -- GenNext Technologies, a growth-stage company that enables analysis of protein higher order structure to improve and accelerate drug discovery development, won a $250,000 grand prize at the 2022 BioTools Innovator capstone event on October 13 in Carlsbad, ...
Allyson Hester followed a unique path from the Appalachian Trail to the Innovation District Allyson Hester’s path has taken her from the classroom to the Appalachian Trail to UGA’s Innovation District. And on all of those winding roads, she takes time to appreciate the view. “Planning and details have always been things ...
As UGA’s Innovation District continues to grow and support entrepreneurship and research in the community, Innovation Gateway wants to ensure that its programs represent the diversity of the university and the Athens-Clarke County community. Innovation Bootcamp is a free opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and ACC community members to network, learn the ...
If you’ve ever wished that the orange juice you buy from the grocery store tasted like you squeezed it yourself — and stayed fresh at home — you may be interested in an electrifying project at the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) on the University of Georgia Griffin ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...