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

Entrepreneurs are always looking for the next big idea, the next cool technology, the next life-saving cure.

Certainly, these next-generation technologies and concepts can be discovered in a variety of places, including private industry.

But one of the best—and perhaps still underutilized—sources of innovative technology for entrepreneurs is universities. University-based innovations come with built-in advantages that make them a great option for entrepreneurs.

May 5, 2015

As federal funding continues to decrease, many schools are diversifying their research portfolios by partnering with companies. The University of Kansas (KU) has a unique infrastructure in place to manage the development, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property. 

March 25, 2015

Imagine you’re on a rich friend’s private jet heading to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. In the air, you gaze out the window.

February 12, 2015

University of Kansas researchers are invited to submit applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which supports KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and could become marketplace solutions in the near future.

February 4, 2015

The University of Kansas is applying for designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. This prestigious national designation is awarded only to universities that have demonstrated excellence in innovation and economic development initiatives.

February 3, 2015


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