IU researcher-entrepreneurs could benefit from Spin Up’s new business service providers

Spin Up, an entrepreneurship program managed by Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., now offers more connections between business service providers and IU faculty-entrepreneurs who have launched their own company.

Jerry Hunter
Jerry Hunter

Jerry Hunter, Spin Up associate, said the in-state business providers offer services in legal, accounting, human resources, banking, tax preparation and insurance.

“Indiana University researchers are among the foremost experts in their fields, but they might not have the background to manage startup-related activities,” he said. “Spin Up can make those connections with the business service providers so researchers can spend more time honing their innovations for the market.”

More information about the new business services offered through the Spin Up program is available here.

IUSB & Beacon Health partner for student internships in rehabilitative therapy and sports science

77586aUnder a new program offered by IU South Bend’s Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, students with interests in fitness or rehabilitative science will be able to gain practical, on-the-job experience through a collaboration with Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s Department of Rehabilitation.

A part of Beacon Health System, Memorial’s rehab department consists of more than 120 employees with multiple locations throughout the Michiana region. Through the internship program, IUSB students will gain exposure to cutting-edge and evidence-based education that may to future employment opportunities with the Beacon system.

By providing students more opportunities and enhanced job skills and experiences while still in college, it is hoped that future graduates will enter Indiana’s workforce more smoothly. In turn, this would help reduce the growing “gap” between higher demand for technically skilled workers and the number of graduates who have such skills — a key challenge within the state’s economy.

“I am thrilled to bring the sport and exercise program to IU South Bend and to our community,” said Dawn Hopkin, assistant professor of health sciences, sport and exercise at IUSB. “I want to prepare students who can prescribe exercise effectively and safely implement a program to improve patient health outcomes. Exercise can be a powerful medicine.”

“As we introduce a health care model that focuses on wellness and a fitness model that focuses on medical integration, we’re fortunate to have such strong leadership from IU South Bend in our community to prepare individuals for careers in healthcare,” Beacon Health & Fitness Director Alan Loyd said.

To learn more about the program, read here.

President McRobbie cites Innovate Indiana Fund, IURTC successes in Indianapolis Business Journal column

IU GatesPresident Michael A. McRobbie wrote a column titled “The university as an engine for innovation” for the Indianapolis Business Journal.

The entire column is available here.

President McRobbie, who also is Chairman of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., cited several success stories from the Innovate Indiana Fund and IURTC to highlight key points about public universities and innovation.

Michael A. McRobbie
Michael A. McRobbie

“Ours is an unwavering commitment to creating and advancing the academic, economic, social, environmental and cultural fabric of the Hoosier state,” McRobbie writes. “With the generous support of our alumni and friends, we will continue to do just that, through our major contributions to economic development and our continued investment in building a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that permeates our great state.”

Three IU economic development projects are selected as finalists for UEDA Awards of Excellence

Co-founders Matthew Callison and Tiffany Roman of Critique.
Matthew Callison (L) and Tiffany Roman (R) are the co-founders of Critique, which won the inaugural B-Start competition hosted by Innovate Indiana in December 2015. B-Start is one of 20 economic development programs nationwide chosen by UEDA as finalists for its Award of Excellence — and one of three finalists that represent Indiana University. 

Three Indiana University programs are among 20 finalists for the University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) Awards of Excellence to be presented at UEDA’s Annual Summit on Oct. 16-19 in Roanoke, Va.

Under the “Innovation and Talent” category, IU Bloomington was selected for its partnership with the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. to launch the B-Start pre-accelerator. B-Start seeks to provide entrepreneurial mentors from the Bloomington business community to advise student-run ventures at IU Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College.

Another finalist within the same category is the DIVE program at IUPUI. DIVE (Discovery, Innovation and Ventures Enterprise) brings IUPUI students in contact with entrepreneurs, equity investors and service providers who help young companies grow.

Within the “Place” category was an IU Kokomo initiative known as “Steward of Place: How IU-Kokoko Engages with the North Central Indiana Region to Support Economic Development.” Serving as a “Steward of Place” is a key strategic priority for the campus and Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke, as IU Kokomo has created advisory boards in seven of 12 communities it serves.

These boards help the campus learn about community challenges and provide strategies for how the campus and community can partner to solve them. Last year, Sciame-Giesecke was appointed to UEDA’s National Board of Directors and serves as chair for the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance.

Learn more about UEDA’s Awards of Excellence and other finalists here:

More than 100 IU School of Medicine researchers disclose inventions to IURTC in 2015-2016 fiscal year

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Faculty, staff and student researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine reported 73 inventions during the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  Disclosures were made to Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., which protects, markets and licenses intellectual property developed at Indiana University so it can be commercialized by industry.

IURTC shared the names of IU Bloomington and IUPUI researchers who had disclosed inventions in the 2015-2016 fiscal year here and here.

IU School of Medicine researchers who submitted invention disclosures in the 2015-2016 fiscal year are:

  • Laurie L. Ackerman, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Nadia Adams, Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science
  • Catherine A. Alder, Regenstrief Institute
  • Vibha Anand, Department of Pediatrics
  • Elliot J. Androphy, Department of Dermatology
  • Tarek Ashkar (El-Achkar), Department of Medicine
  • Robert Bacallao, Department of Medicine
  • Sunil S. Badve, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • David Basile, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Teresita M. Bellido, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Paul Biondich, Department of Pediatrics
  • Natalia Bogatcheva, Department of Medicine
  • Gabriel Bosslet, Department of Medicine
  • Malaz Boustani, Department of Medicine
  • Tiffany Campbell, Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science
  • Aaron Carroll, Department of Pediatrics
  • Jinhui Chen, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Lan S. Chen, Department of Neurology
  • Peng-Sheng Chen, Department of Medicine
  • Matthias Clauss, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Jason Collett, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Timothy W. Corson, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Ann Cottingham, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Pierre Dagher, Department of Medicine
  • Jesus Delgado-Calle, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Anna A. DePaoli-Roach, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Stephen M. Downs, Department of Pediatrics
  • Hong Du, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Tammy Dugan, Department of Pediatrics
  • Kenneth Dunn, Department of Medicine
  • Kathleen Eggleson, School of Medicine-South Bend
  • Carmella Evans-Molina, Department of Medicine
  • Melissa L. Fishel, Department of Pediatrics
  • Allon Friedman, Department of Medicine
  • Daniel H. Fulkerson, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Navnath Gavande, Department of Medicine
  • Yesim Gökmen-Polar, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Mary Guerriero Austrom, Department of Psychiatry
  • Luke G. Gutwein, Department of Surgery
  • Flora Hammond, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Brad Hancock, Department of Surgery
  • Eri Hashino, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Brittney-Shea Herbert, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
  • B.Paul Herring, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Thomas D. Hurley, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Gary D. Hutchins, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
  • Tsuyoshi Imasaki, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Steven M. Johnson, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Adam C. Kean, Department of Pediatrics
  • Mark R. Kelley, Department of Pediatrics
  • Jeffrey A. Kline, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Karl R. Koehler, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Andrew Koivuniemi, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Murray Korc, Department of Medicine
  • Janaiah Kota, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
  • Debomoy Lahiri, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dong Lee, School of Medicine-South Bend
  • Suthat Liangpunsakul, Department of Medicine
  • Debra Litzelman, Department of Medicine
  • Tao Lu, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Bernhard Maier, Department of Pediatrics
  • James Malec, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Keith March, Department of Medicine
  • Purvi Mehtrotra, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Jonathan Merrell, Department of Pediatrics
  • Radmila Micanovic, Department of Medicine
  • Matthew Miles, Department of Medicine
  • Raghu Mirmira, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine
  • Patrick Monahan, Department of Biostatistics
  • Samisubbu R. Naidu, Department of Dermatology
  • Dawn Neumann, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Alexander Niculescu III, Department of Psychiatry
  • Avinash Patil, Department of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Roberto Pili, Department of Medicine
  • Milan Radovich, Department of Surgery
  • Peter J. Roach, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Amy Sato, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Andrew J. Saykin, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
  • Molly Duman Scheel, School of Medicine-South Bend, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
  • Titus Schleyer, Department of Medicine
  • Margaret Schwarz, School of Medicine-South Bend
  • Jeffrey Solzak, Department of Surgery
  • Dan Spandau, Department of Dermatology
  • Christopher Stamatkin, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Rania Sulaiman, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Timothy Sutton, Department of Medicine
  • Yuichiro Takagi, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • A. Joseph Tector III, Department of Surgery
  • Sarah A. Tersey, Department of Pediatrics
  • Sunil Tholpady, Department of Surgery
  • John Turchi, Department of Medicine
  • Matthew Turner, Department of Dermatology
  • Pamela VanderVere-Carozza, Department of Medicine
  • Meijing Wang, Department of Surgery
  • Clark D. Wells, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Fletcher A. White, Department of Anesthesia, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Seth Winfree, Department of Medicine
  • Robert M. Worth, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Cong Yan, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Hamideh Zarrinmayeh, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
  • James Zheng, Regenstrief Institute
  • Baohua Zhou, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics

An online form to disclose an invention to Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. is available here.

Almost 70 IUPUI researchers submit inventions to IURTC in 2015-2016 fiscal year

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Almost 70 faculty, staff and student researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis reported 38 inventions during the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Disclosures were made to Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., which protects, markets and licenses intellectual property developed at Indiana University so it can be commercialized by industry.

IURTC shared the names of IU Bloomington and IU School of Medicine researchers who had disclosed inventions in the 2015-2016 fiscal year here and here.

IUPUI researchers who submitted invention disclosures in the 2015-2016 fiscal year are:

  • Mihir Abnave, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Gregory Anderson, Department of Biology, School of Science
  • Alejandro Arrieta, Department of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Rebecca Bartlett Ellis, School of Nursing
  • Travis Bellicchi, School of Dentistry
  • Kevin Michael Berkopes, Department of Mathematical Sciences, School of Science
  • Karim Boustany, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Luke Brown, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Patrick Burton, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Science
  • Jie Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Stanley Yung-Ping Chien, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Thomas-Glyn Cox, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • William Scott Deal, Department of Music and Arts Technology, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Joseph Defazio, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Euzeli dos Santos, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Mohammad Ebrahim Feyz, Department of Mechanical Engineering School of Engineering and Technology
  • Chauncey Frend, Advanced Visualization Lab, UITS Research Technologies
  • Kevin Galler, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Vaibhav Gokhale, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Matthew Goldstein, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Levi Hadley, Herron School of Art and Design
  • James Hill, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Science
  • Cade Jacobs, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Stephen Jay, Department of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Yuan Jia, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Josette Jones, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Mustafa Kamoona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Chien-Chi Lin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Tsai-Yu Lin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Kai Liu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Kathleen A. Marrs, Department of Biology, School of Science
  • James McCarthy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Science
  • Bradley McKinney, Herron School of Art and Design
  • James Meltzer, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Ibrahim Momoh, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Razi Nalim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Kelly Nauert, Herron School of Art and Design
  • Omar N. Nezamuddin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Martin J. O’Donnell, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Science
  • Christine J. Picard, Department of Biology, School of Science
  • Aaron Pierce, Department of Geography, School of Liberal Arts
  • Afarin Pirzadeh, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Ali Razban, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Maher Rizkalla, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Jeff Rogers, Advanced Visualization Lab, UITS Research Technologies
  • Leonid Rubchinsky, Department of Mathematical Sciences, School of Science
  • Jong Eun Ryu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Paul Salama, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Eduardo Salcedo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Jack Samaritoni, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Science
  • Rajesh Sardar, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Science
  • Peter Schubert, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • William L. Scott, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Science
  • Han Shih, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Preethi Srinivas, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Mythily Srinivasan, Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology, School of Dentistry
  • Andres Tovar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Harry Tunnell, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Dennis P. Watson, Department of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Zebulun M. Wood, School of Informatics and Computing
  • John Woods, Department of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Tong Wu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Jian Xie, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Qiang Yi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Ken Yoshida, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology

An online form to disclose an invention to Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. is available here.