September 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • The August 2019 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics featured the new digital images and artwork licensing program launched by Innovation Gateway.
  • Innovation Gateway executed the following agreements:
    • One license agreement for a pecan cultivar developed by Patrick Conner, UGA horticulture;
    • Multiple testing and option agreements for ornamental selections separately developed by John Ruter and Matthew Chappell, and blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith, all UGA horticulture; and
    • One license agreement with Athens Blueprint and Copy Shop for a calculus workbook authored by Kellie Sappington and Jennifer Royal, UGA mathematics. In order to curtail the cost to students, the company agreed to considerably reduce its production costs and profit margin.
  • Innovation Gateway launched Startup 101, a new Lunch & Learn series focused on key issues facing university startups.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member represented UGA in the most recent meeting of the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance, a university-industry partnership aimed at improving the Georgia IP ecosystem.
  • Innovation Gateway staff members spoke to 20 incoming students for Dawg Camp Innovate, a new program focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • UGA startup ArunA Bio, Inc., a leader in the development of neural exosomes for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, appointed Tony Townley to its Board of Directors.
  • Innovation Gateway hosted U.S. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) on campus to discuss the Innovation District, patent law and intellectual property.
  • Innovation Gateway and the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Graduate Student Association hosted a cookout to celebrate the beginning of the academic year at UGA.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member attended the AUTM Animal Health Partnering Forum and connected with animal health industry representatives. 
  • Baylee Bakes, a company that creates colorful, custom-made iced sugar cookies, won the $5,000 top prize at UGA’s 2019 Summer Launch Program pitch competition.