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Student innovation sets the U apart

When you think about innovation at the U, you might immediately think of faculty research and commercialization. That is critical and impressive, but it’s only one piece of the picture. Thousands of students — from middle schoolers to post-docs — also play a central role through many unique programs, competitions and opportunities. These students are […]

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Mobile testing team wins Opportunity Quest

Christopher and Andrew Pagels, team iTest, recently won $5,000 and the grand prize at the U branch of Opportunity Quest, a statewide business plan executive summary competition. In second was Fetch with a bicycle delivery service, and in third was AdvanceCath with a urinary catheter concept designed to reduce urinary tract infections. The Pagels’ product, […]

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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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