Year: 2014

Drug discovery, new technology expert speaks Thursday as part of Indiana CTSI lecture series

A Harvard University neuroscientist with more than 20 years of experience in drug discovery and new technology development will speak on “Drug Discovery Strategies for Neurodegenerative Diseases” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 18) at the Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium, 575 Riley Hospital Drive, in Indianapolis. Dr. Marcie Glicksman, co-director of Laboratory for Drug… Read more »

Bloomington, Monroe County join IU, Ivy Tech to support small business development center

Officials with Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College applauded recent decisions by Bloomington and Monroe County government to support the Indiana Small Business Development Center’s West Central region. For several years, IU — through its Innovate Indiana initiative — has provided $10,000 in annual support to the ISBDC, which maintains regional offices in Bloomington… Read more »

Spin Up program passes $2 million mark in raised funds for faculty-inspired ventures

This summer, Spin Up — IURTC’s business accelerator focused on biotech, engineering, health care, life science and medical device technology — surpassed the $2 million mark in funds raised. Along the way to its three-year anniversary in July, the program created 24 new companies, 30 new entrepreneurs among Indiana University faculty — including seven women… Read more »

To build a successful startup company, intellectual property protection is key

During recent meetings in Washington D.C. to discuss patent legislation reform, our assistant vice president for federal relations at Indiana University, Doug Wasitis, passed along an insightful article published on It discusses the importance of making intellectual property (IP) a key part of a new company’s business strategy so its value for potential investors… Read more »

IURTC delegates visit China to explore tech transfer, startup business partnerships

Two Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. officials recently visited Beijing and Xi’an, China, to explore future partnerships in technology transfer and bringing startup companies to that nation’s market. The five-day visit for Marie Kerbeshian, IURTC’s vice president of technology commercialization, and Jeremy Schieler, director of technology commercialization for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, began Nov…. Read more »

Farm, medical, trucking ideas take top honors at Northern Indiana Innovation Competition

AgroTech, a proposed system of readily identifiable signs designed to help farms stay in compliance with pesticide safety regulations, won first place at the second annual Northern Indiana Innovation Competition, which took place Nov. 21-22 at Indiana University South Bend. Sponsored by the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics and Kem Krest Corp., the competition… Read more »

IURTC's Spin Up program featured on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick

An update on the progress of IURTC’s Spin Up entrepreneurial development program was recently featured on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. Joining the host (right) to discuss Spin Up’s recent successes were Spin Up director Joe Trebley (center) and Anantha Shekhar (left). Shekhar, a professor of psychiatry, pharmacology and neurobiology at the Indiana University School of… Read more »

IU startup EmotEd teams with DeveloperTown in a venture to treat emotion deficit disorder

EmotEd LLC, an Indiana University startup that aims to treat emotional deficits linked to traumatic brain injuries, has partnered with Broad Ripple-based design and development firm DeveloperTown to produce a therapeutic video game that EmotEd hopes to market. So far, DeveloperTown’s collaboration with EmotEd, along with faculty at the IU School of Medicine and the… Read more »

APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity honor displayed at recent CREED meeting

The plaque that signifies Indiana University’s status as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity institution was proudly displayed at Nov. 12’s IU Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED) meeting in Indianapolis. As one of 14 institutions to receive the designation this year from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the honor — officially bestowed during APLU’s… Read more »

IUPUI and IURTC to host Innovation to Enterprise Forum and Showcase on Nov. 20

Scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in commercializing their research, ideas, or inventions should circle Thursday, Nov. 20, on their calendars to attend the 2014 IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Forum and Showcase. The forum, which will focus on funding new ventures, is scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the lower level of the IUPUI… Read more »