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Spring 2017 NSF I-Corp Program

Submit your application for the the Spring 2017 NSF I-Corp Program now. This program supports teams through critical market and commercialization evaluations associated with LSU developed ideas and technologies. This is a great opportunity to learn entrepreneurial principles and answer important commercialization questions related to grant programs and identifying industry partners and potential licensees. Visit the LSU I-Corps website for more information about the program schedule, process, and expectations of the program.

Opening Night BREW

Opening Night BREW images
Opening Night was a great kickoff to Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the new and emerging innovations, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the Baton Rouge and surrounding region. Click the above image for a recap of the night.

 LSU Industrial Innovation Center Awarded Competitive Grant  

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Authority has awarded a grant to the LSU Industrial Innovation Center, or LSU-IIC, to support technological advances in the chemical manufacturing industry. Out of over 215 applicants, LSU was one of only 34 organizations across the country to receive the competitive award. For more details, read the full article here.

I-Corps Introductory Webinar

Curious about the I-Corps program? The National Science Foundation hosts an introductory webinar to answer your questions. The next webinar will be held Tuesday, January 3rd at 1 p.m. CT. Click here for more info on the webinar and how to access it.

Why Participate in UIDP?

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) is a great organization that encourages and builds relationships between two disparate sectors of the world. Come be a part of the activities. LSU will host the next UIDP conference in April 2017, stay tuned for more details.

Recently Issued Patents

Thermosetting Shape Memory Polymers with Ability to Perform Repeated Molecular Healing
Inhibitors of PFKFB3 for Cancer Therapy
Fatigue Monitoring for Composite Materials
Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequence Differences Using the Ligase Detection Reaction with Addressable Arrays
Energy Efficient Job Scheduling in Heterogenous Chip Multiprocessors Based on Dynamic Progam Behavior Using Prim Model
Self-Healing Composite of Thermoset Polymer and Programmed Super Contraction Fibers
Synthetic Herpes Simplex Viruses Type-1 for Treatment of Cancers

LSU I-Corp Success

Chosen Diagnostics, an LSU I-Corp alumni team, won the 2016 BioChallenge pitch competition for a grand prize of $25,000 to help further develop its test to diagnose a common and life-threatening gastrointestinal disease in preterm infants. Chosen Diagnostics also took home a $2,500 audience favorite prize in the annual competition, which is held by the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. Congratulations, Chosen!
Read more here.

Open Innovation Drug Discovery

The Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery Program (OIDD) is a premier collaborative platform that gives researchers the same tools and expertise available to Eli Lilly's own scientist. Molecular design tools, in vitro screening modules, detailed compound identification, and access to remote automated synthesis laboratory are just a few of the benefits. For more information about what this program has to offer, visit the OIDD website or contact Robert Brown.
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