Year: 2013

IU supporting Verge’s Entrepreneurial Education Celebration

IU and Innovate Indiana is please to support Verge as it is hosting the Entrepreneurial Education Celebration event this Wednesday evening, December 11, 6-9 p.m. at the Conrad in Indianapolis.  More than 250 people from around Indiana are expected to converge in downtown indianapolis to celebrate learning and growth in entrepreneurship and education. More than a dozen… Read more »

Network created to expand reach of Innovate Indiana initiative

A new network of Indiana University resources will address key challenges and create a channel that enables applicable university resources to be connected and applied as specific economic development-related projects, issues and requests arise within communities around the state. The Innovate Indiana Network will enhance connectivity and extend the initiative across functional areas of expertise throughout seven IU… Read more »

Two IURTC 'Spin-Up' ventures up for $10K prize in annual BioCrossroads competition

Both finalists in the second annual BioCrossroads New Venture Competition’s “Pre-Venture” category have ties to the IU Research and Technology Corp. Both Emphymab Biotech, a firm developing a first disease-modifying platform drug for emphysema and other chronic diseases; and Rene Medical, which is developing a system to treat contrast induced nephropathy, are up for the… Read more »

New Regional Commons website fosters collaboration across IU campuses

Indiana University’s new Regional Commons website brings together information for and about IU’s regional campuses and provides opportunities for faculty, staff and students to connect to projects, propose new collaborations and find resources to support teaching and learning. The Regional Commons chronicles collaborative activities of the regional campuses under the auspices of the Blueprint for… Read more »

IU's 2014 Business Outlook Tour visiting nine cities beginning in Indianapolis Nov. 6

Five years after the financial crisis sent the U.S. economy into a tailspin, the nation’s recovery from recession is still tentative and concerns about fiscal leadership remain in light of the federal government shutdown. In their annual forecast tour of the state, economists at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business will report what lies in… Read more »

Annual CTSI meeting coming to Indy

Hoosiers can get a sneak peak of the latest biomedical advances at this month’s annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Registration is open through Sept. 6; the event will take place at  Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus. The keynote speaker is Tadataka (“Tachi”) Yamada, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical… Read more »

What will Indiana look like as a life sciences hub in 2023?

What will it take to transform Indiana into a life sciences hub 10 years from now? The aptly named conference “Indiana as a Life Sciences Hub in 2023 – What will it Take?” will address this question by bringing in several prominent speakers, including Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. Registration is open for the conference, which is Sept…. Read more »

IU East, Richmond building on new momentum

Yesterday Bill Stephan and I had the opportunity to travel to Richmond to meet with new IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe along with Patty Crawford, special assistant to the Chancellor, and David Frantz, dean of the School of Business and Economics.  Chancellor Cruz-Uribe is committed to building upon IU East’s vital role as a valued… Read more »

IURTC-licensed company receives NIH grant to battle childhood leukemia

ApeX Therapeutics, a cancer-focused drug discovery and development company with technology licensed from Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, has received a Phase I, Small Business Innovation Research grant for $240,332 from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop an oral or injectable form of medicine to more effectively treat… Read more »

Invention disclosures nearly doubled at IU

Indiana University faculty and researchers have nearly doubled the number of invention disclosures in the past three years. According to the IU Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC), a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries, invention disclosures have nearly doubled from 131 in FY 2009 to… Read more »