Recognizing the contributing role Indiana’s research universities play in introducing innovative technologies and spurring economic growth, Indiana’s Senator Dan Coats recently co-introduced bipartisan legislation designed to enhance the effectiveness of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The Technology and Research Accelerating National Security and Future Economic Resiliency (TRANSFER) Act would facilitate proof-of-concept research and… Read more »
An Indiana University biochemist’s discovery of a class of anti-viral small molecules that target the function of a virus DNA hidden in the infected livers of hepatitis B patients may lead to a cure for this viral infection that kills more than 600,000 people annually. Adam Zlotnick, a professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry in… Read more »
The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. recently completed a licensing agreement with the National Institute of Education in Singapore for use of IU’s Critical Web Reader in Singapore. In parallel, the National Institute of Education has also entered into a service agreement with IU wherein IU will provide support to a team in Singapore… Read more »
Indiana University has been designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). This designation recognizes IU’s commitment across all of its campuses to being a leading institution in fostering regional economic development. IU’s successful application culminates an intensive year-long process of institutional self-study and engagement with… Read more »
The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Innovation-to-Enterprise Initiative, which supports faculty and students as they turn research and product development into profitable commercial ventures, is resulting in a sharp increase in inventions, patents and start-up business concepts. The initiative was created to enable the campus community to reach its full potential in research commercialization and economic… Read more »
The director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute believes a new consortium involving Midwest pharmaceutical companies and universities represents the “new model for drug discovery.” Anantha Shekhar says SPARC will result in “much richer R&D” by giving companies access to a wider range of specialists and patients. Indiana University, Purdue University and the… Read more »
Indiana University officials from the Office of the Vice President for Engagement recently convened a roundtable discussion with business and community leaders from around the state to discuss IU’s role in fostering economic development across Indiana. Representing a wide cross-section of key external stakeholders to IU, the event’s participants provided… Read more »
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