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Dec. 10, 2020

IU delivers $9.9 billion impact on state in FY 2018-19

Expressed in terms of employment, IU's impact supported 151,015 jobs.

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Supporting innovation

Couples join IU Angel Network to invest as teams

Find out what makes the Angel Network a good fit for these dynamic duos.

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Speaking of Innovation

IU's pharmaceutical pipeline features innovative technologies for disease treatment

A total of 36 therapeutic technologies are currently under development for treating diseases -- including two technologies directly linked to the fight against COVID-19.

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Supporting innovation

Connecting with alumni in Southeast Asia

IU Ventures' efforts have included a virtual startup pitch event for alumni and a newly signed MOU with Lead Angels, a venture capital firm based in Mumbai, India.

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Supporting innovation

IU president awards newly created Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medal

The first medal recipients are Jack Gill and Richard DiMarchi.

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Innovation in the News

New self-administered online tool helps women assess risk for premature delivery

PopNatal uses an innovative chatbot interface to conveniently screen and collect data. Women register on the Nixxi website to receive access to the tool.

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Innovation in the News

Copper coating on 3D-printed plastic filters proposed as a pandemic fighter

A team of researchers at IUPUI is using a copper coating on 3D-printed plastic filters to create more-efficient masks and respirators.

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Speaking of innovation

IU ICO reports on 2019-20 fiscal year milestones

The year was a strong one, with IU researchers pivoting to create new methods to diagnose and treat COVID-19 along with other technologies to improve people's lives.

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Innovation in the News

IUPUC event focuses on impact of community diversity on economic development

"Lead by Design: Unveiling the Bias" was partially sponsored by the IU Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development, which granted $2,500 from its Regional Economic Development Fund.

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Supporting innovation

IU Angel Network launches Founders Fireside Chat series

The series allows alumni business founders to share their experiences as leaders during free, bimonthly events.

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Speaking of innovation

Dressed for success: Alum used skills learned at IU to create a tailor-made business

Starting his own bespoke men's apparel business grew out of Kaleb Ryan's love for unique clothing that fits well. He now outfits more than 30 MLB players as well as IU coaches Archie Miller and Tom Allen.

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Teresa Mastracci

Innovation in the News

IUPUI scientist awarded over $1.8M from NIH to advance research on diabetes

Teresa Mastracci is studying how to regenerate pancreatic cells in order to reverse disease, particularly diabetes.

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