Articles from August 2017

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Iowa economic development group OKs $200K for UI protostudios

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has approved a $200,000 Strategic Infrastructure Program grant to support the work of protostudios, a University of Iowa-managed, state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping facility located in the MERGE co-lab space in downtown Iowa City. Protostudios works with clients to develop fully functional prototypes of inventions allowing them to test, redesign, and...

New faculty cohort graduates from Communicating Ideas workshop

University of Iowa researchers and scholars invest years of education and investigation in the lab and out in the field to become experts within their disciplines. But the ability to “walk the walk” doesn’t always translate into an ability to “talk the talk” when it comes to sharing that expertise and knowledge with non-experts. That’s why the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic...
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New Creative Matches grant program accepting proposals until Oct. 22

Last spring, the Office of Research & Economic Development gathered together 40 artists, scientists, engineers, and scholars to brainstorm possibilities for new interdisciplinary projects that engage the public, either artistically, scientifically, or both.

Startup iotaMotion raises $2 million to develop surgical robotics for cochlear implantation

University of Iowa startup and medical device developer iotaMotion Inc. has raised $2 million in a seed financing round to fuel the development of novel robotic systems for cochlear implantation surgery. The company says its technology, based on research within the UI Carver College of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology, will enable surgeons to achieve more precise, individualized solutions...
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UI’s protostudios co-sponsors ISE Coding Garage for local high school students

For the third year, the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) helped sponsor the Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) Coding Garage this summer, bringing together 15 high school students from the Iowa City area to create their own mobile apps. Because of the partnership between the Coralville-based ISE and OVPR&ED’s prototyping and 3D...
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Faculty Innovators program accepting applications for fall workshops

The University of Iowa’s Faculty Innovators Workshop is a four week course on commercializing innovative research and technology. In a climate where funding from the NIH and other federal agencies is becoming more competitive, the program is designed to provide UI faculty, staff, and students with the opportunity to further develop marketable ideas. This has been shown to greatly increase the...
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Registration opens for Oct. 24 seminar on Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Dr. Peg AtKisson will return to the University of Iowa campus on Oct. 24 to lead a daylong seminar for faculty and staff. The seminar, titled “Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals”, provides interactive instruction in all phases of grant writing, from the initial decision to apply through proposal submission, including how to write for peer review.
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SynderBio wins pitch competition at MedTech Symposium

University of Iowa startup company SynderBio Inc. was the winner of a pitch competition held July 18 as part of the UI Ventures-sponsored Iowa Connect: Medical Technology Symposium. The half-day event focused on the challenges of developing university research-based medical products, providing talks and networking opportunities. The event included a panel discussion featuring business leaders and...