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The Innovation Institute inspires and enables Pitt innovators to make an impact with their ideas and discoveries. Keep up to date on the most current innovation and entrepreneurship news, events, programming and resources at Pitt, and, for industry, keep abreast of the exciting technologies emerging from Pitt classrooms and labs.



Featured Event
Upcoming Events
Pitt Innovators in the News
Commercialization and Partnership Opportunities
Featured Technology Collection
Three Pitt Faculty Selected as Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors
NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators who have demonstrated remarkable innovation producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. They also have growing success in patents, licensing and commercialization.
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Featured Event
2022 Celebration of Innovation

2022 Celebration of Innovation

April 21, 4:30 p.m. Virtual Event |  Youtube Premiere

Join the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as we recognize the accomplishments of Pitt faculty and student innovators and regional small businesses.

Awards Presented:

  • Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator 
  • Emerging Innovator
  • James “Chip” Hanlon Volunteer Mentor
  • Startup of the Year
  • Student Innovator
  • Small Businesses of the Year 
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Upcoming Events
  APRIL 11

SHRS Innovation Seminar Series: Upgrading Our Approach to Digital Health Design

Dr. Julie Faieta from the University of Pittsburgh’s Dept. Rehabilitation Science and Technology will speak on the development of Software as Medical Devices, or SaMD’s, which continues to outpace regulatory and clinical guidance.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  APRIL 13

Pittsburgh Life Science Ecosystem Panel

Hear about some of the institutions and programs in the region that work with startups innovating in the healthcare and life science space, beyond those available through the local universities.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  APRIL 19
Worst Mistakes Startups Make
A panel of lawyers will share the ‘horror stories’ of mistakes that startups have made and their consequences. Learn from the mistakes of others so you can avoid the pitfalls.
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Pitt Innovators in the News
Apollo Neuroscience Raises $50 Million Investment Round

The Pitt spinout is developing wearable devices to help users relieve stress and improve sleep through the delivery of low-frequency sound waves.


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Epistemix Completes $5 Million Funding Round

The investment will help expand use cases and markets for the company's modeling platform, FRED, which  create agent-based models that provide tangible data on different decision outcomes for public health.

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Duo Oncology
Pitt Spinout's Pancreatic Cancer Therapy Receives Orphan Drug Status in Europe

Duo Oncology is developing an ultra-small nanomedicine carrying a combination of cancer drugs that penetrate deep into tumor tissue. It recently completed its license for the technology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Commercialization and Partnership Opportunities
Explore the Commercial Potential of Your Innovation in First Gear
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Join the Pitt Ventures First Gear Program and embark upon your customer discovery journey. Validate your business opportunity by using the Lean Launchpad methodology.

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Prestigious Partnership Opportunity With Novartis Open to Pitt Researchers
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The University of Pittsburgh is among a select group of global universities to join the exclusive Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (NIBR) Global Scholars Program. In addition to up to $1 million in funding, Pitt researchers selected to participate collaborate alongside Novartis translational research scientists.

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Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) Offers up to $555,000 in Translational Grants
The challenge is open to proposals from any discipline and on any topic that impacts health. Ideas can span the spectrum of health and healthcare, including disease prevention, diagnostics, treatments, interventions, predictive solutions, patient care, provider and patient tools, and community programs.
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Featured Technology Collection

Coatings and Materials Science
basic template 2022 Newsletter Coatings and Material Science Collection
In this collection you will find more than 20 technologies from the field of material science- like nanostructured bone cements, colloidal array paint that Bragg-diffracts light, ultra-ductile magnesium alloys for medical devices, and enhanced sensors and LEDs- that have the potential to change the way we think about and use materials forever.
Recent Patents

Available Technologies


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