It’s Always Good to Know What You’re Up Against

Knowing your competitive landscape helps you explain how your product or service is better than existing solutions or good enough to switch customers from competitors or the status quo. You need to show a variety of stakeholders how your innovation is a better approach to pain relieving, gain providing, and…

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A Case Study in Commercialization at Pitt

Launch of Interphase Materials Showcases Range of Services and Support Offered by Pitt Innovation Institute Noah Snyder smiles broadly recalling the first time he was gripped by the entrepreneurial impulse that has propelled his life forward ever since. He had registered out of curiosity for a Saturday morning workshop while…

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From the Football Field to the Battlefield to the Market

Pitt Neuromuscular Research Lab Innovations are Ripe for Commercial Translation   By Mike Yeomans A wayward punt from the sprawling grass fields of the neighboring UPMC Sports Performance Complex could just about drop on the Pitt Neuromuscular Research Laboratory in Pittsburgh’s South Side. The co-location of these facilities allows elite…

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Pitt Ventures First Gear Program Graduates 13 Teams

Pitt innovators with ideas ranging from an injectable gel to improve nerve injury recuperation, to a data platform for discovering cancer treatment targets, to a non-invasive fetal genetic test, and more, participated in the latest cycle of the Pitt Ventures First Gear commercialization program. The Pitt Ventures First Gear program…

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