Gateway News

UGA I-Corps Week 3 Recap

Week 3 of UGA’s Summer 2020 I-Corps cohort kicked off with the teams splitting into three breakout groups led by I-Corps teaching staff.

UGA I-Corps Week 2 Recap

Week 2 of UGA’s Summer 2020 I-Corps cohort wrapped up on Monday, June 29, featuring sessions on customer segments, interview styles and techniques, and presentations by each entrepreneurial team.

UGA I-Corps Cohort 9 Kicks Off

Eleven UGA teams recently embarked on a six-week journey to discover the commercial viability of their ideas and innovations.

May 2020 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement with UGA startup CyanVac for technology being used by Biao He, UGA infectious diseases, to develop a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

January 2020 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The second of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series was held last month and featured a presentation on the various resources and services available to UGA entrepreneurs and startup companies.

October 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The Sept. 2019 edition of the Golf Course Management magazine featured the renovation of Waiehu Golf Course using SeaStar® seashore paspalum, a salt-tolerant turfgrass cultivar developed by Paul Raymer, UGA crop and soil sciences.

July 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway executed the following agreements: Multiple license agreements for peanut varieties developed by Bill Branch, UGA crop and soil sciences.

May 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The Office of Research is now accepting applications for the university’s new Innovation Fellows Program. This program is designed to support faculty who want to engage in commercialization and product development, with an eye toward fine-tuning their research programs to align with industry and market needs.

April 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

ArunA Bio, an UGA startup revolutionizing neurotherapeutic development, appointed Al Medwar as Executive Vice President, Corporate and Commercial Development.

March 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The third of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series featured Ian Biggs, who discussed startup programs and resources at UGA. Please join us April 11 at Ciné for our fourth and final event in the series, which will feature a panel of UGA researchers and entrepreneurs sharing their licensing and startup success stories and experiences.

February 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

A leader in the development of exosomes for the treatment of the central nervous system and neurodegenerative disorders, UGA startup Aruna Bio appointed Mark Sirgo as chief executive officer.

January 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway executed an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Very Good Puzzle for microscopy images produced by the following: Stefan Eberhard, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center; Erico Formo, Georgia Electron Microsopy; Muthugapatti Kandasamy, Biomedical Microscopy Core; and Darrah Johnson-McDaniel, UGA chemistry. The Athens-based company will produce puzzles based on these images from UGA’s research program.

Industry Express program inks first licensing deal

ECO Animal Health, a drug-development company based in London, has signed a deal for just over $1 million to license research-related innovations from the lab of Naola Ferguson-Noel, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and a researcher in the Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center.