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  VOL. 26 2021   Impact   October  
 
From the Director


It’s always a good time to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship, but autumn provides us with additional motivation. We have just come off Women’s Entrepreneurship Week and are pleased to keep the celebration going by featuring an intrepid Pitt female innovator in this issue of Impact. Eunice Yang is on leave of absence from Pitt Johnstown in order to launch her company, OK2StandUp, which aims to solve the costly problem of accidental falls among elderly people.

Next up is Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 5-12, where the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Big Idea Center is taking the lead, in partnership with the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at neighboring Carnegie Mellon University.  I encourage you to get involved in what promises to be an exciting week for innovation and entrepreneurship at Pitt as we enjoy the change of the seasons.

 
 
Contents:
 
News
Featured Innovator
Upcoming Events
Pitt Innovators in the News
Commercialization and Partnership Opportunities
Featured Technology Collection
 
 
News
 
Pitt Innovation Challenge Competition Awards $450K-plus to Pitt Innovation Teams
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute supports innovations for solving challenging healthcare problems.
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Featured Innovator
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Pitt Johnstown Professor Stumbles into Entrepreneurship to Eliminate Accidental Falls

 
 
Eunice Yang has combined her engineering skills with a passion to solve a critical societal problem to launch her startup, OK2StandUp, with a boost from Pitt's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
 
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Upcoming Events
 
  OCTOBER 28
Cafe IW: Pitching to the Press

Face your fears this Halloween and learn how to build relationships with journalists.

8:30 a.m.

Virtual

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  OCTOBER 28
Start at the End: Thinking Commercial During Discovery & Development
Ever thought about when your startup's health product launches 5, 8, or 10 years from now, what do you intend the label to read? 
9:30 - 11 a.m.
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  NOVEMBER 5-12
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Pitt's Big Idea Center partners with Carnegie Mellon University to celebrate the city's entrepreneurial strength with virtual presentations, learning opportunities, and competitions!
LEARN MORE
 
 
Pitt Innovators in the News
 
Peptilogics
Peptilogics Completes Phase I Safety Study for its Antibacterial Peptide
Pitt spinout company is working toward a Phase 2 trial of its treatment for prosthetic joint infections early in 2022 after having raised a $30 million investment round last year.
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Lumis
Lumis Corp Receives Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant
The grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse  continues the development of an augmented reality-based opioid use disorder treatment and harm reduction training curriculum. The grant has a two-year budget totaling nearly $1.7M.
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Commercialization and Partnership Opportunities
LIfeX Launches Pre-Seed Fund for Promising Life Science Innovations
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LifeX, the region's premier life sciences accelerator and incubator is transitioning into a capital growth company with the addition of a pre-seed fund.
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Industry Funding Opportunities
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Precision medicine in immune-mediated diseases, monogenic targests for RNA interference-based therapies, and therapeutic agents for kidney repair are all current opportunities for industry research collaboration leading to research commercialization.

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  Featured Technology Collection
 
Mental Health Collection
Mental health is as important as physical health. In recognition of this, the tools and therapies designed at the University of Pittsburgh are at the forefront of care for people's social, emotional, and mental well-being.
Recent Patents
Available Technologies
 
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