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Announcing U.Va.’s Research Reagent Directory

A new U.Va. resource is connecting academic, industry and clinical investigators with important tools to further their research. U.Va. Innovation’s new research reagent directory features more than 100 available antibodies, mouse strains and other tools developed by U.Va. researchers.

Reagents are used in all phases of life-science research, from basic science to translational research and human health products. These ubiquitous little guys can be used in a variety of ways — such as identifying the presence or location of a protein or other indicator in a sample — making them useful tools in studying cell behavior, diagnostics and many other areas.

We could go on and on about research reagents, but maybe you should just see for yourself.

Introducing the U.Va. Innovation Learning Center!


Want to know what it takes to start your own company, or get SBIR/STTR funding? Could you use a refresher on intellectual property? We’re here to help!

Our new Learning Center is home to informational primers designed to assist non-experts in learning the basics of technology transfer, intellectual property and entrepreneurship. Our first five presentations include:

  • Introduction to Technology Transfer
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Determining Inventorship in an Academic Setting
  • Launching a Company
  • Introduction to SBIT/STTR Awards

Big thanks go out to all of our partners who contributed to this new addition, including the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Darden School of Business. We’ll continue to add to the Learning Center as time goes on, so let us know what topics you’d like to see — and if you’d like us to present any of these topics or others to your department, lab or other group.

Ready to learn? Click here now to get started!

We’re ‘Pin’novating!

PinterestU.Va. Innovation is now on Pinterest! Check out our boards, currently featuring “University Inventions That Changed the World”; our innovative products, ventures and alums; and some must-reads.

Follow us, and let us know what you’d like to see on our boards. We’re just getting started, so we’d really love your feedback.

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Meet ‘U.Va. Innovation’

Today marks the official roll-out of an exciting new initiative for the University of Virginia: “U.Va. Innovation” is building on many of the University’s leading innovation programs to bring University researchers and partners enhanced services and support in the areas of strategic partnerships, entrepreneurial networks, start-ups and technology commercialization.

“Innovation is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ business, so it was important for U.Va. to broaden its view of the innovation landscape and the roles our faculty, staff and students play in bringing about new knowledge and discoveries,” said W. Mark Crowell, executive director of U.Va. Innovation and associate vice president for research.

“The new model for U.Va. Innovation accelerates successful technology commercialization, giving us the freedom to support projects that may not follow traditional paths and the flexibility to conduct successful partnerships with leading industry and other organizations.”

As part of this new model, the U.Va. Patent Foundation will begin operating as the U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group. The University has also introduced a new revenue distribution formula (opens Word document), which now features a flat return for U.Va. inventors and for the first time includes distributions to inventors’ departments.

Today also marks the official launch of this blog! We invite you to follow the latest in U.Va. Innovation news here, and while you’re at it, join the U.Va. Innovation networks on Facebook, LinkedIn and on Twitter @UVAInnovation.

Read the full story on U.Va. Today.

Happy Holidays from U.Va. Innovation

From all your friends at U.Va. Innovation, we wish you a happy and healthy new year, filled with new discoveries!

We look forward to bringing you “What’s Next” in 2012.






Bringing You ‘What’s Next’ in U.Va. Innovation

Greetings and welcome to “What’s Next,” official blog of U.Va. Innovation! We’ll use this blog to communicate news and announcements of interest to the University and area innovation community — or “what’s next” for U.Va.’s most promising research discoveries and spin-off companies. We’ll also cover insights and trends related to topics like entrepreneurship and new ventures, investment capital and regulatory affairs.

Have a topic or link you’d like to submit? E-mail Morgan Estabrook at You can also join the conversation by joining our social media networks or subscribing to this blog on RSS (see links to the right).

We look forward to bringing you “what’s next” in U.Va. Innovation. Thanks for reading!