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.
  • Innovation Gateway staff attended the Urban Ag Council’s Sod & Turf Producers Field Day in Ft. Valley, GA.
  • Innovation Gateway executed four testing agreements with golf courses and sod producers for experimental turfgrass lines developed by Brian Schwartz, department of crop and soil sciences.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a non-exclusive license agreement for a peanut cultivar developed by Bill Branch, department of crop and soil sciences.
  • Innovation Gateway executed an exclusive license agreement with a European company for an ornamental grass cultivar developed by Wayne Hanna, department of crop and soil sciences.
  • Innovation Gateway executed an exclusive license agreement for a new soybean variety with LibertyLink® herbicide resistant technology, developed by Zenglu Li, department of crop and soil sciences.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for various experimental plant selections including blueberries, developed by Scott NeSmith, department of horticulture; citrus, developed by Wayne Hanna, department of crop and soil sciences; and ornamental plants, developed by John Ruter, department of horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway hosted a table at the annual Georgia Agribusiness Council Harvest Celebration, which included researchers from the departments of horticulture and crop and soil sciences, as well as a licensee of multiple ornamental cultivars.
  • Two articles published in the December 2017 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics featured comments by Innovation Gateway’s Senior Licensing Managers.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member hosted visitors to the UGA Horticulture Farm for a tour and to discuss potential ornamental selections for possible licensing.
  • Innovation Gateway executed two exclusive license agreements with a company for several countries in southern Africa for multiple blueberry cultivars developed by Scott NeSmith, department of horticulture.
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