The University Economic Development Association has awarded the University of Kansas its Award of Excellence in Innovation & Entrepreneurship for KU’s Entrepreneurs@KU program.

October 6, 2015

The challenge: Formulate a cohesive and catchy pitch for a business, inspire enough passion in a group of complete strangers to unite them around the idea, concoct a logical business plan, and get experts to buy in — all within a single weekend.

September 28, 2015

The University of Kansas continues to make entrepreneurship a key initiative, in part with the inaugural Celebration of Innovation: A Startup Showcase, set for 1-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bioscience & Technology Business Center facility on KU’s west campus.

September 25, 2015

The University of Kansas is one of four finalists in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category of the upcoming University Economic Development Association Awards of Excellence program. Julie Nagel, interim associate vice chancellor for innovation and collaboration, will make a formal presentation at the annual UEDA Summit, September 27-30 in Anchorage, Alaska. Winners will be chosen by the summit attendees.

September 24, 2015

The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its third annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization.

August 28, 2015

The University of Kansas ranked 79th in the world last year among universities receiving U.S. utility patents. This marks the first year KU has ranked in the top 100.

July 8, 2015

The University of Kansas has earned a prestigious distinction for its leadership in fostering local and regional economic development. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced today that KU has been named to its 2015 class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. KU is one of only 18 institutions nationwide chosen this year, joining just 30 others selected since the program began in 2013.

June 24, 2015

A new University of Kansas investment in training and support for startup companies formed from university research is already beginning to pay off. A KU startup company has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NASA to further develop an unmanned aircraft system collision avoidance radar.

June 15, 2015

Nine technologies invented and developed by 13 researchers at the University of Kansas will be featured June 14-17 at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo in Washington, DC. The event is the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging technologies ready for commercialization.

June 9, 2015

The University of Kansas continues to move research discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four inventions that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded up to $50,000 each through the university’s Proof of Concept (POC) Fund.

June 3, 2015


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