The 2011 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award will be awarded to Douglas A. Mitchell, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois.
This prestigious award honors young innovators that have illustrated promising research with the potential to make a difference in the health care industry. Recipients receive $1.5 million over the course of 5 years to assist them with furthering their research.
The University of Illinois is one of 21 universities across the country selected to receive awards totaling $12 million from the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) through its University Center Program. Winning universities are receiving funding to enhance regional economic development tools that will expand opportunity and create jobs.
Read the U.S. Economic Development Administration's press release
An Interview with Social Entrepreneur Brandon Hance
The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a new initiative this summer designed to bring NSF-funded research projects out of University labs and into the marketplace. The new initiative, Innovation-Corps (or I-Corps for short), was developed as a part of the Obama Administration’s recent focus on technological innovation.
If you walk by the OTM intern office and see an intern wiping away tears at his desk this fall, I can assure you it’s not because he failed an exam or got yelled at by his boss (the interns cry at home when those things happen, not at work.) Crying in the office only means one thing: somebody just consumed a super-hot pepper.
Yep, the OTM Intern Pepper Club is under way and the taste testing has begun.
Hi, my name is Jill Forkal and with the start of a new school year comes new interns. So, I am the new Junior Communication Intern for the Office of Technology Management.
Years ago, making a video and uploading it to the web would have taken an entire team, a lot of money, and a vast knowledge of filmmaking. Today, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world upload videos every single day which can be seen by anyone with an internet connection.
Since sites like YouTube have made it so easy for the public to upload videos to the web, we here at OTM thought our marketing team should take advantage.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are finding a way to help combat hunger in India by taking an old food in a new direction. Together with the National Soybean Research Laboratory, they have worked to develop a soy-based snack for nonprofit, Akshaya Patra.
By Rebekah Iliff, Co-founder & CEO, talkTECH Communications
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Rebekah is an organizational management, development, and communications professional who has served clients across multiple industries and across the globe for over eight years.
Illinois Startup Finds Way to Safely Enhance Drug Effectiveness
URBANA, Illinois -- Catylix Inc and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) have entered into a license agreement under which Catylix will utilize a technology developed by Illinois’ Professor John Hartwig to quickly and efficiently introduce fluorine and fluorine-containing substituents into molecules. Currently, there are few widely applicable methods available in the market to do so.