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8 projects awarded U Kentucky KYNETIC commercialization grants 

The Kentucky Network for Innovation and Commercialization (KYNETIC) has selected eight teams from universities across the Commonwealth for Cycle 8 project funding. KYNETIC is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) and part of the national NIH Proof-of-Concept...

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UT Names Recipients of Inaugural Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards

Five faculty entrepreneurs who have developed technologies with the potential for commercialization have had their projects selected for the inaugural Chancellor’s Innovation Fund. These faculty, whose research range from athletic field safety to quantum computing, will each receive $50,000 and...

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5 Reasons To Focus On Venture Philanthropy In 2024

What is venture philanthropy? Look up the term “venture philanthropy” and you’ll find various meanings. I like the simplicity of defining venture philanthropy as “the application or redirection of principles of traditional venture capital (VC) financing to achieve philanthropic endeavors.” Venture...

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Elevating future generations of student entrepreneurs

The next step—the ability to launch student-created concepts in the marketplace—has received a significant boost with a $5 million pledge from University alumnus Angel Alvarez, founder and chairman of ABB OPTICAL, and his family to establish the University Student Startup...

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