INNOVATE INDIANA: Insights

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June 11, 2020

IU funds invested more than $750,000 in startups in April and May

IU Ventures' funds provide capital to companies founded by IU faculty, students, alumni and staff to help bring their research and innovations to the public through new ventures.

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Kelley offers no-cost assistance to help small Hoosier businesses shift their operations online

For the Kelley HOPE Digital Project, the school is partnering with Indiana SBDC and will work with economic development centers, chambers of commerce and business hubs such as Dimension Mill.

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New fluorescent biosensor detects glyphosate herbicide in soil, water samples

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IU Angel Network announces first portfolio company

Recess is a digital marketplace that helps major brands such as Allstate, Lyft, KIND and Nestlé connect with opportunities to sponsor both live and digital events. Founder Equity, Quake Capital and Full Tilt Capital led the most recent $3.7M round of investment, along with angels including Mark Cuban, Ashish Patel and Marc Simmons.

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IU researchers create multiple inventions, innovations in response to COVID-19

IU ICO officials received 44 invention disclosures between March 1 and June 5. Thirteen of them are directly related to the novel coronavirus and/or COVID-19.

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IUPUI launches new institute on artificial intelligence

The Institute for Integrative Artificial Intelligence will capitalize on a rich interdisciplinary tradition and create an environment for the discovery of new and innovative approaches and applications for AI.

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$10M milestone shows impact of dedicated IU program for startups

The Quarry assists IU researcher-entrepreneurs with applications for Phase I and II small-business grants offered by 11 federal agencies including the NIH and the NSF.

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Nursing homes across Indiana to get help from IU-related startup Probari, state health department

Probari registered nurses will be in contact with assisted-living facilities and nursing homes to educate staff in the latest guidance from the ISDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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IU campuses to open in fall with in-person and online instruction

Important changes have been made to the academic calendar to support the safety of students, faculty and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised calendar eliminates both the fall and spring breaks, minimizes travel to and from campuses, and adds course options for students.

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