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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Innovator’s Insights on Customer Discovery

Phil Brooks, Entrepreneur in Residence with the Innovation Institute will be hosting several interviews with up & coming Pitt entrepreneurs over the next several months. Subscribe to our blog to learn first-hand from their experiences. on the right side of this page. Today we welcome Mahender Mandala to the University…

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Pitt students: When it comes to starting a business, help us help you

Tom Cruise, as Jerry Maguire, couldn't have said it better: "Help me, help you!" Help US help you. Pitt is charged up and ready to help you with a series of events and programs for the Pitt student who wants to stat a business or take an idea to commercial…

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I have an invention! Now what?

“Eureka! My research just resulted in a unique new innovation!" This is so cool, I can’t wait to tell …”   Hold on! Slow Down!!! Before you let the cat out of the bag, you should consider taking steps to ensure that you are not inadvertently jeopardizing any intellectual property rights…

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