How the University of Chicago is Innovating for a Sustainable Future

World IP Day 2024 is focused on exploring how IP encourages and can amplify solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. Specifically, the event – celebrated globally every year on…

Resurgence Startup ExPost Awarded $8M from DOE in Bid to Improve Battery Recycling

ExPost Technology, a participant in Cohort 1 of Resurgence, has been awarded $8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to support development of an advanced mobile machinery system for…

22 Teams From Across Campus Explore Commercial Potential of New Ideas

More than 20 teams participated in the Polsky Center I-Corps program this academic year – all with new research and ideas addressing challenges across various industries. The goal of the…

NanoPattern Closes $1.5M Seed Round to Scale Quantum Dot Ink Production

NanoPattern Technologies has raised $1.5 million in a seed round to scale its photopatternable quantum dot ink, which enables the commercialization of next-generation displays. Cofounded by Yu Kambe, PhD ’19,…

New Tumor Mapping Tech Shows Potential to Make ‘Major Impact’ on Cancer Research

A new technology developed at the University of Chicago has been recognized for its potential to make a major impact on basic and clinical cancer research. Nicolas Chevrier, assistant professor…

UChicago Expert Develops ‘Personal Trainer for Your Sleep’

Director of the University of Chicago Sleep Center, Esra Tasali is an expert in sleep medicine and researcher who first-hand has seen the need to change the one-size-fits-all approach to…

3 Teams Advance to the George Shultz Innovation Fund Finals

The spring 2024 George Shultz Innovation Fund finalists are developing solutions to detect lead in water, treat diseases, and improve patient care. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and…

Doctors Design a Simple Solution to Drug Delivery Dilemma

Delivering drugs to the kidney is difficult by nature of the organ’s function – to remove waste products and produce urine. To overcome this issue, researchers have developed a new…

UChicago to Mentor Illinois Tech as Part of $6M NSF Program to Accelerate Research Translation

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help support translational activities at the Illinois Institute of Technology as part of a $6 million investment from the…

Two UChicago Startups Receive Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The George Shultz Innovation Fund (fall 2023 cycle) has awarded $200,000 to NetMicroscope and $150,000 to CellCipher to further develop their work. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and…

New PET Scan Tech to Expand Patient Access, Improve Early Disease Detection

Innovation out of the University of Chicago reduces the radiation levels and high costs associated with PET scans – enabling routine screening for the early detection of disease. Currently, PET…

Polsky Center Pilots Proof-of-Concept Fund to Accelerate Tech Commercialization

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched a new “Proof-of-Concept Fund” to support University of Chicago researchers in de-risking early-stage technologies. “By providing funding to bridge the gap…

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