Working with budding local tech companies can be good for researchers, good for startups and good for the local economy — even if, in the end, the researcher decides to head back to the lab. Here’s the story of what one PhD student is learning about his options.
The tech transfer field has a long way to go before reaching gender parity. A new study from the Office of Technology Management at Washington University in St. Louis suggests a way to speed up the process.
Applications are now open for the 2018 Global Impact Award (GIA), Washington University in St. Louis’ business plan competition for ventures that are scalable, sustainable and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact. The deadline is noon March 19.
The 2018 Women in Innovation and Technology (WIT) symposium will be held Feb. 27 at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The symposium is open to all, but RSVPs are requested.
Startup Connection, St. Louis’ largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the companies selected to take part in its Venture Showcase Nov. 16 at Washington University in St. Louis. More than a third of the 74 companies have strong university ties.
Dedric Carter, associate provost and associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship and professor of engineering practice, has been appointed vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer, effective July 1.
Nearly a third of the companies taking part in Startup Connection this year have direct ties to Washington University, highlighting the depth of commitment the school has for entrepreneurship and innovation efforts.
Washington University hosts two special events next week, both highlighting entrepreneurship and innovation on campus, and in the community.
A student-led strategic consulting firm, The BALSA Group, is expanding the technology transfer capabilities of the university while broadening career opportunities for its members and supporting local economic growth and development. BALSA has become a national model for similar student groups.
Interdisciplinary student teams presented innovations designed to solve problems in health care at IDEA Labs’ Demo Day last month. Engineering student Matthew Burkhardt (seated) won a summer internship through the university’s Skandalaris Center to continue developing his team’s invention. His teammates are (from left) Yuni Teh, Katrina Leyden, Adina Stoica and Elizabeth Rosenberg.