One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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The importance of interacting with your customers should never be underestimated. It is from these discussions that you learn about your customers and shape the future of your product or innovation. This is one of the most valuable lessons we provide in the Pitt Ventures First Gear program. You must “get out of the building.”… Read more »

The Value of Value Propositions

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It’s not enough to have a good idea. In order to be successful, a product needs a value proposition to clearly answer the question “Why would someone be willing to purchase this product?” A value proposition is a clear statement that explains your product’s relevancy, quantified value, and unique differentiation. Communicating this persuasively is difficult… Read more »

Technology Showcase Highlights

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At its core, problem solving is the process of finding solutions to complex issues—I think it’s safe to say we had a room full of problem solvers at Wednesday’s Technology Showcase which kicked-off Pitt’s Science 2015. These innovators showcased products that provide solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Some are inspired by the… Read more »

Towards Commercialization – The Coulter Experience

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August 2015 Today we welcome Douglas Nelson, Jr. to the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute. Doug is a doctoral candidate with the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Bioengineering. He is a Pitt graduate with a dual degree in applied mathematics and bioengineering. Doug will complete his Ph.D. program and The Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research… Read more »