Gateway Newsletter

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. 

October 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The first of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series, Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry, kicked off last month. The second event will be held Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Pharmacy South room 201.

September 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

UGA startup company Lectenz® Bio was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-Track grant from NIH to develop further its affinity reagents and tools for glycoscience, the field studying complex carbohydrates. 

UGA joins “Southeast Executives-on-Roster” collaboration

The University of Georgia is proud to partner with the 13 other Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities to launch the Southeast Executives-on-Roster (XOR) platform, a collaboration to broaden access to experienced entrepreneurial talent and to match that talent to university-affiliated startups needing executive management.

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.