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.
  • Lectenz® Bio, an incubator resident company engineering technologies for applications in glycoscience, was awarded two SBIR grants totaling $503,744.
  • Innovation Gateway executed an exclusive license agreement for a citrus cultivar developed by Wayne Hanna, department of crop and soil sciences.
  • Four members of UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, received the inaugural John Ingle Innovation in Plant Breeding Award: Ivy Tran, Elizabeth Prenger, Tim Chappell, and Lisa Baxter. Innovation Gateway is pleased to support innovative research in this way.
  • 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 November 8, 1 to 2 p.m., in Coverdell Auditorium S175.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for ornamental selections developed by John Ruter, Carol Robacker, and Matt Dirr, department of horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway staff met with incoming graduate students at the 2017 Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair to discuss technology transfer, intellectual property, and startup programs.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a non-exclusive license agreement for a blueberry cultivar developed by Scott NeSmith, department of horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway staff attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Turfgrass Research Building on UGA’s Griffin campus.
  • Innovation Gateway executed an option agreement, as well as a material transfer agreement, with an international company for a potential new tuberculosis therapeutic drug.
  • Innovation Gateway staff attended the University Industry Demonstration Partnership meeting in Detroit, Mich., where best practices for industry and university research collaborations were discussed.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for ornamental selections developed by John Ruter, Matthew Chappell, and Ryan McNeill, as well as for blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith. All are from the department of horticulture.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member helped to organize the annual UGA Georgia Farm Tour, where UGA President Jere W. Morehead and state leaders learned about Northeast Georgia’s farms, nurseries, and the agritourism industry.
  • Innovation Gateway staff hosted multiple industry visitors to UGA to learn about UGA’s ornamental plant breeding activities by John Ruter, Carol Robacker, Donglin Zhang, and Matt Dirr, department of horticulture.