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UIDP Meeting in Baton Rouge

UIDP24: We'll be in Baton Rouge this April!
The UIDP spring General Meeting and Innovation Centers Workshop are being held April 24 - 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hosted by Louisiana State University. Attendees can look forward to touring world-class facilities, panel discussions on successful collaborations, networking with colleagues from academic & corporate sectors, and many more. 

Early registration ends February 28, so register now before prices go up.

LSU Innovators in the News


LSU startup, Louisiana Multi-Functional Materials Group, received recognition for their innovative solution to expensive road maintenance issues using their two-way shape memory polymers. Click here to read the full article.

Recently Issued Patents


US 9,546,200 - Vaccine and Treatment for Respiratory Diseases
US 9,518,878 - Nanocomposite Pressure Sensors

NAI Student Innovation Showcase


The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is introducing the NAI Student Innovation Showcasea program designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their inventions and be recognized for their work at this high-level interdisciplinary academic conference and the opportunity to be matched with an NAI Fellow who will provide mentorship in the potential commercialization process of their technology.

Click here for more information on the showcase, eligibility, and how to apply. Application deadline is February 14, 2017.


The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is searching for the best University Startups of 2017. Submit your company for a chance to be named one of the 40 Best University Startups for 2017 and be awarded a presentation slot at the University Startups Conference and Demo Day in Washington, D.C.an event that brings together university startups, entrepreneurs, Fortune 1000/Global 1000 corporations, VCs, angel investors, policy leaders, and federal government agencies.

Click here for more details on this great opportunity to showcase your company, network with potential partners and investors, and to submit your startup. Second submission deadline is TuesdayFebruary 28, 2017.

1 Million Cups Baton Rouge


1 Milion Cups - Baton Rouge has started back up, and Baton Rouge area entrepreneurs, innovators, funders, and other interested community members are invited to watch early stage startups present their companies, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The next event is Wednesday, March 1 from 9 - 10 am at the Goodwood Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd) in Baton Rouge. Interested in presenting? Click here.

PitchBR is Back


PitchBR is about more than entertainment. It's about social change. By attending PitchBR, you'll join a group of business leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and all-of-the-aboves, who are making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone, regardless of status or circumstance. The big idea is that when more people innovate, everyone prospers.

If you are interested in pitching an idea, email a one page executive summary to pitch@pitchbr.org 

What can UIDP do for you?

About UIDP Animation (2017)
Where do world-leading research companies and universities find better ways to work together? At the UIDP (University-Industry Demonstration Partnership). Learn how membership in UIDP helps companies and academic institutions maximize their existing research partnerships, build new networks and opportunities for future collaborations, and remove barriers to joint research-project success.
Turn Your Cancer Research into a Business
The National Center Institute SBIR Development Center is presenting and discussing funding opportunities and resources available for small businesses with novel technologies that can prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. If you want to start a company based on your innovative cancer research, you will not want to miss this event taking place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9:30am to 5:00pm in Houston, TX

Click here to register and for more information about this meeting.

Propeller's 2017 Growth Accelerator Program


Propeller's Growth Accelerator is a three-month intensive program specifically designed to offer tailored mentorship, resources, and networks to help ventures working in water management, food access, health, and educational equity to grow and scale. Participating ventures will be working towards scaling their impact, raising external investment (debt/equity), and increasing revenues, customers, and contracts.

Final Application Deadline: February 9, 2017 at 11:59pm CST

For program dates and more information about this program, click here.


Water Challenge 2017


Water Challenge 2017 will award $15,000 in total startup funding for solutions that will address our urban water, coastal environment, or local water economy. Pitch your solution in front of a panel of judges and 200+ audience members on March 20, 2016 and help make a difference.

Early Feedback Deadline: February 10, 2017, 11:59pm CST
Final Application Deadline: February 22, 2016, 11:59pm CST


To apply for the Water Challenge 2017 and for more information, click here.

Join us Wed. February 15 for a seminar on identifying_ sourcing_ and securing growth capital for your startup.

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