University Startup Investment is Booming

Investment rounds in university-based startups are getting larger and are coming in earlier stages of development, according to Osage University Partners (OUP), a venture capital fund that has raised more than $600 million and has invested in 125 university-based startups. OUP recently held a webinar on the topic of trends in university startup investing.

Pitt Innovators Recognized During 2022 Celebration of Innovation

  The University of Pittsburgh Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship presented its 2022 Celebration of Innovation on April 21, 2022. This event recognizes the achievements of Pitt faculty and student innovators who are seeking to improve people’s lives through the commercialization of their ideas and discoveries.

First Gear Teams Shine in SHRS Innovation Challenge

A new wheelchair and ramp designed to fit into standard vehicles without costly modifications and a system for keeping elderly people safe in their homes were both awarded $10,000 in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences Innovation Challenge.

Rehabilitation Games

The announcement by the family of movie star Bruce Willis that he is suffering from aphasia is bringing heightened attention to this surprisingly common affliction. Pitt researchers at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences have formed university-industry-community partnership called “Aphasia Games for Health” targeted to help those with aphasia regain language skills and fight the isolation the condition can cause.