LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to support the commercialization of university research into new products, cures and treatments. As part of this effort, KU is now accepting nominations for the second annual Jim Baxendale Commercialization Award, which recognizes a single KU researcher for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization.

April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A promising University of Kansas startup is grabbing the spotlight this week on a national stage in front of a demanding and important audience — angel investors.

March 27, 2014

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the second annual Innovation Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

March 26, 2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s Proof of Concept Fund.

March 24, 2014

LAWRENCE – One outcome of research at the University of Kansas is the potential for discoveries that become products. Over the years, KU researchers have produced numerous inventions – including pharmaceuticals and software – that benefit people while having an economic effect.

March 24, 2014

The KU Innovation and Collaboration Proof of Concept Fund (POC) was established in January 2013 to further develop novel technologies that are near-commercialization. High-risk, fast-track research/innovation projects, with clear potential to bring products to the market were selected for funding on a competitive basis. The goal of the program is to enable technologies for licensing to a company. As part of the program, each PI is required to give a presentation during the funding period, as well as a short bi-monthly project update.

February 25, 2014

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers who have demonstrated cognitive benefits for individuals who immerse themselves in nature are launching a new project to explore whether such benefits could translate to the workplace.The project is made possible through a $65,000 grant from the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans.

February 21, 2014

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas alumnus Clay C. Blair III, of Olathe, has made a $100,000 gift for the KU Venture Fund. The university and KU Endowment established the fund to help startup companies move research discoveries from KU into the marketplace with the goal of sparking innovation in Kansas. This is the largest gift for the fund to date.

February 10, 2014

LAWRENCE — A team of researchers from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has received a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to develop technology that better maps and tracks the conditions within glaciers and at the bottom of fast-flowing ice sheets.

January 31, 2014

LAWRENCE —The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which provides funding to KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near future.

December 18, 2013

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