AdvanceCath victorious in techTITANS innovation competition

AdvanceCath’s Foley Catheter won the grand prize of $5,000 at the techTITANS final round recently at the University of Utah (the U). The product offers a new way to reduce urinary tract infections, which add billions of dollars of additional health care costs per year in the United States by preventing the growth of bacterial […]

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Kauffman Foundation: Students help drive innovation

University commercialization efforts would not be as successful without the help of graduate and post-doctoral students, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation. The study, which found that the success of university spinoffs rely on an overall university environment, used case studies from eight major universities, including the University of Utah, to examine […]

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Top-10 student teams advance in TechTITANS

For many student entrepreneurs at colleges across Utah, this is crunch-time. Participants in the techTITANS innovation competition, a division of the Utah Entrepreneur Series, were required to submit a three-page business idea summary combined with a 90-second video explaining their concept. Recently, 10 teams were selected from a total of 87 submissions to present their […]

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VIDEO: James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building

The James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building – a USTAR Innovation Center is available for industry sponsored research at the University of Utah. This video features the nanofabrication and microscopy resources at the 208,000 square-foot building, and highlights the commercialization culture at the U of U. For more information, visit www.innovationutah.com or email ustarinfo@utah.gov.

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U students win People’s Choice Award in clean tech finals

Navillum, a team of three M.B.A. students and three researchers from the University of Utah, won the People’s Choice Award at the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, which concluded June 13 with an awards ceremony at the White House. About 300 teams from across the country competed in the inaugural competition sponsored by the […]

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MBA students win $100,000 with quantum dot technology

Quantum dots might be the next big thing in the electronic industry. Scientists are just starting to understand the uses for these manmade, semiconductor nanocrystals. Quantum dots can emit a wider range of light with less energy than existing materials, so many believe they will be used in future generations of solar panels, televisions, cellphones […]

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