Cancer Detection, Oil Spill Cleanup, Quantum Computing, and a New Medical Device: Meet the Spring 2022 Innovation Fund Finalists

Four teams have been selected as finalists for the George Shultz Innovation Fund spring 2022 investment cycle – bringing to the forefront solutions for scaling quantum computers, sustainably cleaning oil…

UChicago Spinout Super.tech Acquired by Quantum Ecosystem Leader ColdQuanta

A University of Chicago quantum software spinout and Duality Cohort 1 participant, Super.tech has been acquired by a global quantum ecosystem leader, ColdQuanta. Super.tech is embedded in Argonne National Laboratory's…

DeepTechU Day 2: Securing VC Funding and Federal Grants that ‘Take on the Risk that the Private Market Cannot’

The second day of DeepTechU featured practical advice for deep tech startups seeking funding, including when to start conversations with venture capitalists and how to use federal government grants…

DeepTechU Venture Conference Returns, Highlights Deep Tech Innovation in the Greater Midwest

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is once again hosting DeepTechU, a venture conference that brings together global investors and deep tech startups in the…

UChicago Startup 4SR Biosciences Selected to Participate in Illumina Accelerator

A University of Chicago startup, 4SR Biosciences participated in the Polsky Center’s Compass Deep Tech Accelerator Program and is now set to participate in the prestigious Illumina Accelerator. “The Compass…

Lab Innovation Fellowship Program Promotes Innovation at Argonne and Fermilab

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory work to answer some of the biggest questions facing humanity, from the atomic to the astronomical scale. Occasionally that work…

Chicago Quantum Summit to Feature Diverse Perspectives on Building a Quantum Infrastructure

The fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit will feature presentations and discussions focusing on growing quantum ecosystems, commercializing research, and complex issues such as workforce development and inclusion — on both…

UChicago, Argonne, and Fermilab Look to Transform the Water Industry

The University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) anchor the Midwest as a hub for water innovation with state-of-the-art research facilities and innovative technologies. “To…

Polsky Launches DeepTechU to Connect Investors with Faculty Startups in Deep Tech

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is launching DeepTechU, a venture conference convening investors and faculty innovators to showcase deep tech innovation. “Our faculty at…

Polsky Center Hires Christine Karslake, MBA ’95, to Manage University of Chicago’s Portfolio of Science and Technology Ventures

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has hired Christine Karslake, PhD, MBA ’95, as Managing Director of Polsky Science Ventures. In this newly created…

NanoPattern Technologies, ReAx Biotechnologies Receive $150,000 Each to Commercialize Research

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has chosen two companies – NanoPattern Technologies and ReAx Biotechnologies – to invest in as part of the…

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