Focus is on transforming UO research into startup companies
“Present and future entrepreneurs came together from many disciplines at the University of Oregon to participate in this lively workshop,” said Chuck Williams, UO assistant vice president for innovation. “It was a great opportunity for them to learn what it takes to translate their research into a startup opportunity. I wouldn’t be surprised if these interactions result in new and exciting interdisciplinary projects.”
The event connected participants to the community’s entrepreneurs and economic development leaders and provided an opportunity for researchers to network with others on campus to see what they are doing and how they hope their work will make a positive impact. The Day One workshop was offered free of charge to interested faculty and graduate students/post docs.
We are excited that the time has finally come for the research administrative staff within RIGE to collocate and move to a new space, better designed to deliver collaborative administrative support to the research community on Campus while freeing up space in the 1600 Millrace building and other spots on campus for collaborative research. The administrative units comprising Research Development Services, Sponsored Projects Services, Research Technology Services, Research Compliance Services, Technology Transfer Services, Innovation Partnerships and Research Finance and Business Administration will collocate on the 5th Floor of the PeaceHealth North Building, a floor above colleagues in HR/AAEO/UPS and Emergency Management.
The move will happen in stages and largely occur over Thursday, May 17 to Monday, May 21. During this period, pre-award activities related to submitting proposals to external sponsors will remain up and active including access to EPCS. However, other research administrative offices will be fully engaged in packing and unpacking and therefore will be limited in their ability to respond to anything but clear emergencies related to external partner deadlines. There will be times when offices other than pre-award are fully unplugged from phone and internet access. Please plan ahead and realize you may experience some delay in response from these offices during that May 17-21 period.
Our expectation is that on Tuesday, May 22 the units will once again be ready to provide their full, high level of support to our researchers across campus. Once settled, we will hold an open house for members of the UO community – look for a note later in May.
Thank you for your attention and consideration.
Kimberly Andrews Espy
Vice President for Research and Innovation
Dean of the Graduate School
1266 University of Oregon, 203 Johnson Hall
The College of Arts and Sciences’ alumni magazine CAScade has an article on the release of the Atlas of Yellowstone, a volume on the Yellowstone area created by Department of Geography members Andrew Marcus, Jim Meacham and Alethea Steingisser.
Read the original article here.
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2011 Emerald Award for Innovation to Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) at the 8th Annual Emerald Awards on November 1.
The Innovation award “honors existing businesses that have enhanced or re-invented their products, services, or practices through the successful implementation of innovative ideas.” EPIC is a University of Oregon spinout, having grown out of research performed at UO’s Center for Educational Policy Research.
Visit the Emerald Awards website here.
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce's monthly magazine, Open for Business, looks at the growth of local startup companies working with UO innovation for its August issue.
For more information on UO tech transfer and new businesses, visit OTT’s New Ventures page.
Abcam plc, a UK-based developer and provider of research-grade antibodies and proteomics research products, has acquired MitoSciences, Inc. for $6 million. MitoSciences was founded in 2004 by UO professors Rod Capaldi and Michael Marusich.