Big Idea Center Announces First Cohort of The Forge Student Startup Incubator

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Big Idea Center Announces First Cohort of The Forge Student Startup Incubator The Innovation Institute’s Big Idea Center for student innovation and entrepreneurship has selected the first cohort for The Forge, the student startup incubator, consisting of nine student teams, many of which have already been incorporated. “We are excited to add a capstone to… Read more »

Pitt Researchers Develop Program for Slowing Cognitive Decline

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September 14, 2019 Pitt Researchers Develop Program for Slowing Cognitive Decline Nonprofit startup formed to expand impact By Mike Yeomans Researchers have been trying and failing to produce effective therapies to treat or prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. To fill the void, a team of Pitt neuroscience and rehabilitation science researchers have been focused on… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2019

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September 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in August 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,376,412 “Actively and Selectively Cooled Cushioning Surface” David Brienza, Associate Dean for Technology and Innovation at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and colleagues, have developed an air-cushioning surface with embedded inserts… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2019

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August 14, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in July 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,344,003 Beibei Chen, associate professor of medicine and director of the Small Molecule Therapeutic Center, has developed first in class compounds related to inhibiting TGFβ pathway that bind to FIEL1. The compounds can… Read more »