UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH innovation INSTITUTE
  VOL. 27 2022   Impact   JANUARY  
 

 

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.

 
 
Contents:
 
News
Featured Innovator
Upcoming Events
Pitt Innovators in the News
Commercialization Opportunities
Featured Technologies
 
 
News
 
Swanson School of Engineering Professors Chosen as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
William "Buddy" Clark, co-founder of Pittsburgh-based Diamond Kinetics, and Steven R. Little, co-founder of Pittsburgh-based Qrono Inc., were selected for the highest honor bestowed on academic entrepreneurs.
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Featured Innovator
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McGowan Institute Director Points to Hybrid Future for Regenerative Medicine
 
 
With more than 1,000 invention disclosures submitted, 220 patents issued, and 203 licenses executed, including 34 spinout companies, the approximately 250 McGowan-affiliated faculty and their students have established a track record for commercial translation unrivaled at Pitt. McGowan Director William Wagner says they are just getting warmed up.
 
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Upcoming Events
 
  JANUARY 19
Invest in Women Pgh
Participants will learn the skills to break unconscious bias to enhance workplace performance with respect to recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse talent. Funding opportunities from Chloe Capital for women-led seed-stage companies will be shared.
Webinar
11 a.m.
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  JANUARY 19
Pitching 101: How to Present Your Startups and Technology Innovation to Potential Funders
Learn how to tailor your investor presentation and understanding what motivates funders to say yes, or at least not give you an outright no
Webinar
12 p.m.
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  JANUARY 20
How to Raise Capital
Learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it.
6 - 9 p.m.
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Pitt Innovators in the News
 
Peptilogics
Pitt Startup Peptilogics Awarded Grant From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The award will support preclinical research in a new class of engineered antibacterial peptides intended to serve as the first line of defense against pathogens,  including bacteria that live in the airways of the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and resist common antibiotic treatments.
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Pitt Researcher Working to Map Sidewalks for Wheelchair Users
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Jon Duvall became a wheelchair user when he had an accident as a Pitt undergraduate engineering student. Now he is a postdoctoral researcher at the university's Human Engineering Research Lab bringing innovations to make the world more accessible for people with disabilities to market.
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Commercialization Opportunities
Explore Your Innovation's Commercial Potential in First Gear
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You have an innovation. Now what? The First Gear commercialization program can help you determine the value your discovery present for potential customers. There are two cohorts to choose from in the spring semester.
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Big Idea Advantage Fund Open for Applications
Resources
 

A new donor-supported investment fund seeks Pitt students who are passionate about creating a startup around their big idea. Applications are now open.

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Connect with Pitt during JPM Bio Partnering Week
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This event, held this week (January 10-14), brings together global companies and investors working in biopharma, medical devices, and digital health for a week of partnering meetings. Faculty interested in connecting with specific companies around research collaborations, or industry seeking potential Pitt collaboration opportunities, can contact the Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships at partner@pitt.edu.

 

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Free Legal Seminars for Startups
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Start Smart legal seminars provide primers on issues facing startups, such as protecting intellectual property, hiring and firing, business incorporation, starting a business on a student visa and more. They are free and open to the public.
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  Featured Technologies
Small Molecule Oncology
 
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Pitt innovators are developing exciting new diagnostics, delivery mechanisms and therapies to thwart cancer employing small molecules.
Recent Patents
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