The Value of Value Propositions

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.…

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Technology Showcase Highlights

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.…

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Towards Commercialization – The Coulter Experience

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…

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Calling Pitt Innovators: Get into First Gear

American author and lecturer Helen Keller once said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” At the Innovation Institute, we are optimistic about the commercial potential for your research. This attitude, combined with our entrepreneurial programs and invaluable network of experts, has recently afforded us the opportunity to be…

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