Gateway Newsletter

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.

July 2018 Spotlighted Entrepreneur – Marc van Iersel

Kevin McCully, professor of kinesiology and director of the Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory at the University of Georgia, received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Michigan in 1985 and has spent more than 20 years exploring non-invasive approaches to understanding skeletal muscle metabolism, blood flow and oxygen utilization.

Technologies Wanted – July 2018

Would you like to generate additional income for your lab or research program while also enhancing the visibility of your publications?

June 2018 Spotlighted Inventor – Holly Sellers

Holly Sellers is a UGA alumnae who received both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently a professor in the Department of Pathology at UGA where she studies clinical and molecular virology … Continued

Technologies Wanted – June 2018

Do you have any materials in your labs that fit the bill? Would you like to generate additional income for your lab or research program while also enhancing the visibility of your publications?

May 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of the UGA Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, entered into a copyright and trademark license for the “Connect to Protect Coloring Book,” an educational tool aimed at teaching young children about plants and pollinators.

May 2018 Spotlighted Entrepreneur – Marc van Iersel

Marc van Iersel, Dooley Professor of Horticulture within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, received his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas and joined the UGA horticulture department in 1995.

April 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The Office of Research Industry Engagement team, led by Innovation Gateway, launched the Industry Express program to streamline the processes for companies licensing and sponsoring research at UGA.

April 2018 Spotlighted Inventor – Darrell Sparks

Darrell Sparks, professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is widely known as “Mr. Pecan” for his research in the physiology, management and development of new cultivars that contributed in large part to making Georgia No. 1 in pecan … Continued

University Economic Development Association 2018 Awards of Excellence

The University of Georgia’s Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, Dr. Jennifer Frum, and Vice President for Research, Dr. David Lee, are seeking a more active role in the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence by their respective units. Playing a more active role in UEDA includes increasing UGA’s submissions to UEDA’s annual “Awards of Excellence” program, which recognizes outstanding, leading-edge, higher education projects and initiatives promoting economic development and engagement.

Entrepreneurship program helps students turn ideas into reality

It starts with an idea. Jesse Lafian’s idea promotes more efficient soil irrigation. Caleb Adams and Graham Grable’s idea translates high-performance computation into everyday uses. And UGA’s Entrepreneurship Program helped these ideas go from hasty math—on a napkin in Adams’ case—to viable prototypes.

February 2018 Spotlighted Inventor – Ted Ross

The UGA research efforts of Ted Ross, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar of Infectious Diseases and director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunology, have led to more than a dozen invention disclosures, several pending patent applications, and three license agreements.

February 2018 Technologies Wanted

Innovation Gateway occasionally receives requests from companies seeking solutions to product development challenges and expressing interest in new research tools that may be used in research relating to human, veterinary and plant diseases (broadly defined).