A Life of Fun with Radio Waves

Dr. Marlin Mickle, one of the University of Pittsburgh's most prolific innovators, died suddenly a year ago on April 14, 2015. This is an extended version of a memorial written shortly after his death. In the 1940s coal mining town of Windber, PA, a precocious tyke named Marlin Mickle took…

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Pitt Joins Osage University Partners Network

Agreement provides Pitt Innovators with access to growth capital targeted to university spin-outs The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute has joined Osage University Partners (OUP), a venture capital firm established to invest in spin-out companies of its University partner institutions. OUP has invested in 39 university spin-outs across the United…

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The Timeline Story of a Pitt Ventures Student Challenge Participant [Infographic]

Most Pitt students and faculty know that the Pitt Ventures Program provides opportunities for the University’s growing community of innovators to learn, network and challenge each other. What many don’t know is that participating in one of its student challenges has the potential to advance an innovation closer to market…

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HERL First Gear Program Concludes with Two Winning Wheelchair Innovations

When it comes to developing innovations that allow people with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, it's hard to match the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL). Nine teams from HERL developed a go-to-market plan for their innovation throughout the six sessions of the Innovation Institute's Pitt Ventures First…

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