UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH innovation INSTITUTE
   2022  
Impact
  NOVEMBER  
 
 
 
Contents:
 
Innovation News
Featured Innovators
Upcoming Events
Pitt Innovators in the News
Commercialization and Partnering Opportunities
Featured Technology Collection
 
 
Innovation News
 

Persistence Pays Off for Wells Competition Winner

In its 12th year, the Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition has helped produce 20 Pitt startup companies that have attracted nearly $50 million in investment.

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Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) Awards more than $500K for Novel Solutions to Healthcare Problems

Innovations including new treatments for ALS, a biodegradable nerve stimulator to treat pain and a system to prevent surgical adhesions took the top prizes at the 2022 Pitt Innovation Challenge.

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Brookings Report Urges Action to Spur Pennsylvania's Lagging Innovation Economy
Despite ranking fourth nationwide in the amount spent on higher-education R&D spending, Pennsylvania trails a group of eight peer states in creating innovation related jobs.
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Pittsburgh's Next Innovation Wave at Nexus of Life Sciences, AI and Robotics
Philadelphia-based life sciences advisor and investor Robert Dickey IV highlights the momentum building behind Pittsburgh's biotech sector.
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Featured Innovators
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Blockchain Biobanking

 
 

Pitt startup harnesses blockchain technology to connect researchers and patients who contribute specimens to biobanks to enable collaboration while protecting privacy.

 
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Upcoming Events
 
  NOV 10

SEEDing Biomedical Innovation

Academic innovators can access up to $1.2 billion in small business funding from the NIH's Seed Fund through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program or the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Join us to learn how these programs give access to essential funding for startups.

1-2 p.m.

Zoom

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  NOV 16

Kuzneski Innovation Cup Finalist Showcase

Student innovation teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry professionals for the opportunity to win part of a $25,000 prize pool.

5 p.m.

Live Broadcast
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  NOV 16

Attracting and Retaining Veteran Talent

Join the IEE’s PantherlabWorks and JPMorgan Chase for a Happy Hour and Fireside Chat with a panel of veteran entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of hiring, developing, and retaining veteran talent.

5:30-7 p.m.

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University

329 Technology Drive

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Pitt Innovators in the News
 
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Research Supports Power of Combination Therapy to Treat Depression

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Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology  Rebecca Price's research has demonstrated that computer exercises using words and images to boost self-worth, when combined with ketamine infusions, treats depression quickly, and with excellent sustained effect. To explore licensing of this platform contact Carolyn Weber.  cweber@innovation.pitt.edu

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Social Entrepreneurship Startup Helping Black Parents Navigate Racism
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Dr. James Huguley, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and PhD student Cecily Davis created Parenting While Black to take the research on this topic and provide best practices to parents while letting them share their experiences with each other.

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Pitt startup Vivasc Therapeutics Inc. Receives STTR Grant to Deliver Micro-RNAs to Heart Cells
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With this award, Vivasc has now received over $600,000 in non-dilutive NIH funding to accelerate its cardiac targeting peptide toward the market.
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Commercialization and Partnering Opportunities


Partnering With Pfizer

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Join Pitt’s Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships and Pfizer for a discussion on Pfizer’s Emerging Science & Innovation organization and ways they collaborate with academia to advance scientific discoveries.

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Start Smart Legal: How to Form Your Startup
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Start Smart is a series of free workshops on legal aspects of forming and running a startup provided by the Pitt School of Law and Project Olympus at Carnegie Mellon, along with the K&L Gates law firm. Upcoming sessions feature the choice of entity, splitting equity and employee vesting and building a team.

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Innovation Institute Debuts New Online Resources for Commercialization Education
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We have curated educational materials to help Pitt innovators explore the process of translating your innovation into a product or service that can improve people’s lives. We will continue to build these resources over time to cover additional areas of interest. These resources complement the in-house programs offered throughout the year by the Innovation Institute. Check back regularly for updates.

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  Featured Technology Collection
 
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November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects approximately 37 million Americans at an annual cost of about $330 billion. This collection features Pitt-developed innovations for detecting and treating diabetes.
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