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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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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David Eccles School of Business Top Ranked for Entrepreneurship

For the second year running, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has made The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 25 rankings of entrepreneurship programs. This year, the school won rankings for both its graduate, and undergraduate experience-based programs. The rankings are based on surveys of administrators of nearly 2,000 schools about their […]

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Video Games Help Patients and Health Care Providers

Can video games help patients with cancer, diabetes, asthma, depression, autism and Parkinson’s disease? A new publication by researchers from the University of Utah, appearing in the Sept 19 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, indicates video games can be therapeutic and are already beginning to show health-related benefits. The lead author of the paper […]

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Global Strategic-Management Expert Jay Barney Joins the U’s Business Faculty

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced Jay Barney, one of the country’s leading experts on strategy and strategic management, is joining the school as a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and as Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. He comes to the Eccles School after 18 years at Ohio […]

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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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Students eliminate stovetop fires, claim $40,000 at UEC

The shrill warning of a smoke alarm has always signaled danger — yet a new device detects the alarm and shuts off power to the stove, successfully eliminating a fire threat. That invention and the student team behind it, called Active Alarm, earned the grand prize and $40,000 in this year’s Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC). […]

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