Technology Commercialization

Beta testing to begin on The Bee Corp’s hive sensor software

The Bee Corp., an agriculture technology startup founded by Indiana University alumni, seeks beekeepers who operate five or more hives to beta test its hive risk-assessment technology called Queen’s Guard. Wyatt Wells, the company’s chief marketing officer, said, “Queen’s Guard alerts the beekeeper when it detects a non-laying queen. It monitors internal hive temperature, and we use… Read more »

Indiana University researchers map key protein in the Zika virus

Indiana University researchers are leading a team that has mapped a protein that allows the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has applied for a patent on the method to reproduce the protein in a laboratory setting. Cheng Kao, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and… Read more »

Grant awarded to IU to assist women, minority entrepreneurs

Women and other minority entrepreneurs will benefit from a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Indiana University, University of Louisville, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The $225,000 grant is for a pilot program titled AWARE:ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. The Indiana University grant partners are Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and… Read more »

Ask the Tech Manager: Bill Brizzard discusses how inventors can help IURTC commercialize inventions (Part 2 of 2)

The first of this two-part feature was published Feb. 2. You can read it here. Q: How can I help with the commercialization of my work? A: Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. typically follows a delayed path of patent prosecution to allow time for the invention to be developed and to find a commercial… Read more »

Bloomington Innovation Conference brings together industry leaders, IU Bloomington researchers on April 6

The third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference continues its mission to bring some of the best Indiana University research to the marketplace. Researchers will highlight new and continuing innovation in the Indiana University Bloomington research community, and regional industry leaders will get early exposure to cutting-edge work that could potentially lead to commercial products and services…. Read more »

IURTC Outreach: Jennifer Finefield to speak at March 21 panel discussion

Jennifer Finefield, senior technology manager at Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., will speak on a panel titled “How Secure Are Your Patents?” The event will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the downtown Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian Street. The event is sponsored by the Indiana Health… Read more »

In Their Own Words: IU-based medical software startup Digital Health Solutions LLC

Digital Health Solutions LLC, founded by Dr. Stephen Downs and Tammy Dugan of the Indiana University School of Medicine, is commercializing software that can help doctors improve quality of care for pediatric patients. Downs and Dugan wrote about the software, called CHICA, and the company for TechPoint, whose mission is to promote and accelerate the… Read more »

IU, other universities receive NSF grant to aid women, other minority entrepreneurs

Indiana University, the University of Louisville, and Missouri University of Science and Technology were awarded a $225,000 grant for a pilot program called AWARE: ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. The program will help women and other minority faculty, staff and student innovators improve their successes in securing money to commercialize their inventions. “We are thrilled to… Read more »

IU Bloomington researchers invited to apply for $25,000 translational research project grants

  Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington can further develop translational research projects with grants as high as $25,000 from the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research. The Translational Research Pilot Grant Program funds the completion of proof-of-concept projects that will support the development of translational research projects with industry partners, the establishment of new… Read more »