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.
Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement for a peanut cultivar developed by William Branch, UGA crop and soil sciences.
Innovation Gateway partnered with Georgia Bio to host a life sciences networking event featuring presentations by Hitesh Handa and James Warnock, UGA College of Engineering.
Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for various ornamental plant selections developed by Carol Robacker and John Ruter, UGA horticulture, and Wayne Hanna, crop and soil sciences.
The Innovation Gateway Lunch & Learn in August featured Connie Casteel, program manager with the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), who discussed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Innovation Gateway executed three testing agreements and two license agreements for various blueberry selections and cultivars developed by Scott NeSmith, horticulture.
Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement for multiple ornamental grass cultivars developed by Wayne Hanna, crop and soil sciences.
The Georgia Research Alliance’s “July 2018 Notes” featured the rise of entrepreneurship at UGA.
Innovation Gateway staff members participated in several plant-related events: the 2018 UGA Griffin Turfgrass Research Field Day; the Molecular & Cellular Biology of the Soybean conference and Southern Soybean Breeder’s Tour in Athens; and the Georgia Seed Association’s annual meeting.
Innovation Gateway staff met with incoming graduate students at the 2018 Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair to discuss technology transfer, intellectual property and entrepreneurial programs.
An Innovation Gateway staff member attended the AUTM Crop Productivity Partnering Forum in St. Louis, promoting agricultural technologies developed at UGA.