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March 8, 2018

IU creates $15 million Philanthropic Venture Fund to develop innovations, businesses

IURTC has hired Teri Willey to manage the fund, which has the potential to reach $50 million or more.

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Cells as seen in the Miller ophthalmoscope

Innovation in the News

New imaging technique by IU researchers could improve diagnosis, treatment of glaucoma

The team has developed a noninvasive method to visualize and count individual cells at the back of the eye where the disease originates.

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IUPUI students Brandon Boynton and Zachary Balda

Startups in the spotlight

IUPUI students' startup provides artificial intelligence-as-a-service to high-tech companies

Vemity leverages data collected by clients to find new revenue, improve competitiveness.

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A creek babbles through a rural field

Strengthening Indiana

IU Bloomington Center for Rural Engagement receives $10M grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

The grant will help the center support regionally based initiatives to address community-identified opportunities and needs in 11 neighboring counties.

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Lilly medical library at IUPUI

Innovation in the News

Partnership aims to improve patient-neurologist dialogue about epilepsy

Digital Health Solutions, Child Neurology Foundation and Greenwich Biosciences have begun work to create a high-tech risk-screening tool.

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Save the date

2018 Education-to-Employment Convergence April 24

Professionals in higher education, industry, government, and economic and workforce development are invited to attend the E2E forum in Indianapolis. RSVP now to claim one of 200 free tickets.

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Andrea Hohmann

Innovation in the News

IU research suggests failed osteoarthritis drug could get new life as opioid-addiction treatment

The need for nonaddictive alternatives to opioid-based pain medication is urgent due to the rapid rise in overdose deaths over the past decade.

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Piece of beehive with bees on it

Startups in the spotlight

IU-based ag tech startup The Bee Corp. receives NSF grant of almost $225,000

The company will use the grant to conduct research to improve its beehive monitoring system. It has also hired its first non-founder employee to conduct data analysis.

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