INNOVATE INDIANA: Insights

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Sept. 13, 2018

IU joins Midwest collaborative that matches experienced business leaders with university startups

Midwest Executives-on-Roster curates a list of high-tech startups that seek C-suite leaders. You can get access via IURTC.

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Startups in the spotlight

Physician-entrepreneur wants to change how nursing homes care for long-stay residents

IU's Dr. Kathleen Unroe launched Care Revolution, a medical startup, to reduce the number of unnecessary transfers from those facilities to hospitals.

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Elementary students learn complex science concepts using IU wearable technology

The BioSim system includes wearable 3D indoor positioning sensors, push toys and puppets that give students the perspective of an insect.

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Bill Stephan

Voices of IU

Changes advancing IU's economic development, statewide engagement missions

In FY 2017-18, IU strengthened its impact on Hoosier lives around the state through changes such as refocusing IURTC to encourage entrepreneurship at all IU locations and launching the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund.

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The three women from IU Northwest who started Truly Teas

Startups in the spotlight

IU Northwest students turn class project into business venture

Three women who received their business degrees in 2018 officially launched their online beverage business, Truly Teas, in August. This is IU Northwest's first exclusively online business launched directly from a class project.

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Bill Brizzard

Innovation in the News

IU ICO reports continued tech transfer success in FY 2017-18

The IU Innovation and Commercialization Office reported robust tech transfer metrics, building on the past two years of record-setting growth.

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A screenshot of a fake news item and how the Fakey game reveals it

Innovation in the News

IU grad combats the spread of fake news with new mobile app

The spread of fake news is no game, but to recent IU grad Mihai Avram, a game just might be the solution. He developed an app called Fakey to help combat the spread of fake news on social media. It is available to download for both Android and iOS.

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Terry Loghmani applies patent-pending treatment to a patient

Startups in the spotlight

IUPUI entrepreneurs seek to quantify pressure applied during manual therapy

Physical and occupational therapists, trainers, chiropractors, veterinarians, and other medical professionals could improve the outcomes of manual soft-tissue therapy by using patent-pending, handheld instruments being developed by IUPUI entrepreneurs at Health Smart Technologies.

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IU announces progress toward its Precision Health Grand Challenge goals of cures and prevention

Led by the IU School of Medicine, the Precision Health Initiative Grand Challenge is IU's big health care solution. It was established in 2016 with a $120 million investment -- $80 million of which has already been committed.

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David Gard

Supporting innovation

Advancing university engagement in societal, economic realms

IU's David Gard outlines an APLU policy paper focused on key imperatives for universities and the federal government to address related to five high-priority economic and community-development initiatives.

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