Gateway Newsletter

UGA Startup Promoting Student Learning Acquired

Athens-based UGA startup IS3D, maker of Cogent Education™ interactive educational software, was acquired by Cambium Learning® Group. IS3D was founded by eight UGA faculty and staff members including Tom Robertson, Ph.D., a former associate professor in the College of Veterinary … Continued

November/December 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The second of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series, Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry, was held in November. The third event will be held Thursday, February 8, 1 to 2 p.m., in Coverdell Auditorium S175.

November/December 2017 Spotlighted Entrepreneur – Hitesh Handa

Hitesh Handa, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Engineering, has developed a surface coating with an antimicrobial function that attacks harmful bacteria by releasing nitric oxide, a naturally occurring gas with potent antimicrobial properties.

UGA Citrus Cultivars Licensed for the First Time

Three new cold-tolerant citrus cultivars developed by Wayne Hanna, a professor in the department of crop and soil sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have been exclusively licensed to a South Georgia nursery, 1 DOG Ventures, LLC. These include the first citrus cultivars released by UGA.

September 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway has released its third Technology Catalog, which lists device-type technologies aimed at applications in the agricultural, medical and telecommunication sectors.

July 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway executed exclusive license agreements for two new wheat cultivars developed by Mohamed Mergoum and Jerry Johnson, department of crop and soil sciences.

July 2017 Spotlighted Inventor – Jason Locklin

Jason Locklin is an associate professor in the department of chemistry and College of Engineering and Director of the New Materials Institute, a transdisciplinary and collaborative effort to research and develop new processes, products, and materials based on green engineering principles.

Ruth Davis & Ruihua Dong Win Poster Competition at 2017 SEASR Meeting

Ruth Davis and Ruihua Dong, research professionals with the Monoclonal Antibody Facility at UGA’s Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility, won this year’s poster competition at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Shared Resources (SEASR) in June in Tampa, Fla.

Fueling the Innovation Pipeline in FY 2017

Innovation Gateway is committed to growing the UGA innovation ecosystem and expanding the impact of products and companies emerging from UGA research, both here in Georgia and around the world.

June 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Lynkogen, a UGA biotech startup developing therapies for diabetes based on the research of Dexi Liu, College of Pharmacy, received a $25,000 Phase IB GRA Ventures award from the Georgia Research Alliance.

UGA ranked among top 100 universities worldwide for U.S. patents

For the third consecutive year, the University of Georgia was ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. patents granted in 2016, according to a list released this week by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

May 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway has released its 2017 Research Tools Catalog, which includes hundreds of technologies available for licensing, as well as related services UGA provides in support of researchers and companies.

May 2017 Spotlighted Inventor – Mark Eiteman

Mark Eiteman, recipient of the UGA Inventor of the Year Award in 2014 and Professor of BioChemical Engineering and Microbiology in the College of Engineering, is the inventor of multiple metabolic engineering technologies directed toward industrial-scale production of commodity and specialty chemicals with the concomitant consumption of CO2.

UGA awarded Innovation Corps Site status

The University of Georgia has been named an Innovation Corps Site by the National Science Foundation, enhancing UGA’s ability to turn ideas and research discoveries into commercially viable products or services by providing early evaluation of projects through a customer discovery process.

April 2017 Spotlighted Entrepreneur – Dexi Liu

Dexi Liu, the Panoz Professor of Pharmacy and head of the department of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, College of Pharmacy, is co-founder of Lynkogen, Inc., a pre-clinical stage biotechnology startup company developing protein-based pharmaceutics for the treatment of obesity, fatty liver, and other metabolic diseases.

April 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

The University of Georgia recognized excellence in UGA research and scholarly activities in April at the 38th Annual Research Awards banquet. Richard Meagher, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, received the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Biao He, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine, received the 2017 Inventor of the Year Award.

March 2017 Innovation Gateway Highlights

Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement with an Argentinian company for TifGrand bermudagrass, developed by Wayne Hanna, crop and soil sciences department.

March 2017 Spotlighted Inventor – John Ruter

John Ruter, professor of horticulture, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and inventor of many novel ornamental plants, serves as director of the Trial Gardens at UGA, where plants and sees from across the world are evaluated and bred.

New Materials Institute Holds Kick-Off & Information Summit

Innovation Gateway staff joined research faculty and industry partners and liaisons in February at the kick-off event and information summit for the New Materials Institute (NMI), a transdisciplinary institute that facilitates integrative, collaborative research at the fundamental, testbed and systems levels that results in new materials based on green engineering principles.