November 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • The Office of Research is accepting applications for the university’s 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. Applications are due Dec. 1.
  • The Innovation District Seminar Series kicked off last month and featured introductions and presentations by several Innovation District-related organizations. Join us on Dec. 4 for the next Innovation District seminar, “Georgia Startup Ecosystem.”
  • The October 2019 edition of the Georgia Trend magazine featured Valentine Nzengung, professor of environmental geochemistry, and his UGA startup, MuniRem Environmental, as an environmentally friendly trendsetter. Read More.
  • UGA startup Aruna Bio was awarded a $4.5 million SBIR Phase II grant by NIH to support R&D activities leading to an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for acute ischemic stroke. Read More.
  • Innovation Gateway executed the following agreements:
    • Testing and option agreements for ornamental selections developed by John Ruter, UGA horticulture
    • Testing and option agreements for blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith, UGA horticulture
    • License agreements for two new wheat cultivars developed by Mohamed Mergoum, UGA crop & soil sciences
  • Leigh Ann Jones joined the Innovation Gateway team as an IP coordinator and will be responsible for managing the university’s growing IP portfolio. Welcome, Leigh Ann!
  • Do you have an idea for a new technology or product? Innovation Gateway is accepting applications for its Spring 2020 NSF I-Corps cohort. Learn more and apply here!
  • The first of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series was held last month and featured a discussion of the Innovation District and Innovation Gateway. Join us on Dec. 5 for our second event to learn about the various resources available to UGA entrepreneurs.