COMMERCIALIZATION CONNECT
NOVEMBER 2018
OTC AND PARTNERS RECEIVE RISE GRANT FROM KY CED
The University of Kentucky's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) will be managing UK's role under the Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE) initiative. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is investing $750,000 to support startups and entrepreneurs in Lexington and Central Kentucky under this initiative. The award creates a consortium which will be led by the Awesome Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) at Lexington-based Awesome Inc .
2018 INVENTOR'S SURVEY
It is important to us to be the best commercialization partner we can be for UK inventors, and to carry out our mission: To facilitate the commercialization of UK innovations and discoveries for the benefit of the University community, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and global society.

Because your feedback matters in assisting us in evaluating our services, we would like your feedback on how we have done in the past year, and how we can continue to improve our processes.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and appreciate the time you take to complete our survey.

Your Feedback Matters to Us!
OTC STAFF UPDATES
Ian McClure, director, is presenting with Jackie Willmot, CEO and co-founder of XLerateHealth, to the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences on the business plan and progress for the Southeast XLerator Network (NIGMS Southeast IDeA Hub grant). Each of the four Hubs (Southeast, Northeast, Center and West) are presenting in an effort for them to learn about each Hub's plan and to share strategies.
Natasha Jones, commercialization manager, is a member of the Certified Licensing Professionals Development and Maintenance Committee.
OTC Fellows Michael Orr and Austin Weiss were part of a University of Kentucky team that participated in the venture capital investment competition hosted by Refinery Ventures. The teams had the opportunity to spend the day in the life of a venture capitalist.
UK STARTUP NETWORK
LAUNCH & RECEPTION
The UK Startup Network Launch and Reception was a great success. We had attendees from UK Startups, faculty, staff, students, Lexington community members and many more.

It was a great kickoff to our enhanced Co.Create program.

We appreciate our panelists, Seth DeBolt, Stephen Dobson, James Landon, and Janelle Molloy, for participating and being candid about their experiences.
SAVE-THE-DATES!
March 26, 2019

October 6, 2019
UK STARTUP LEGACY BOOK
UK Startup Legacy book was created to document and celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of startups based on University of Kentucky intellectual property.
BY THE NUMBERS
October 2018

UK IP LICENSING DEALS

Flow Max, LLC
Andrezej Wala, Todor Petrov (Mining Engineering)



ISSUED PATENTS

Susan A. Odom, Matthew D. Casselman, Aman Preet Kauer (Chemistry)

Shuhua (Joshua) Yuan, Donald Ort, Joseph Chappell (Pharmacy), Zinguang Zhu, Hong Ma, Yong Kyoung Kim
EVENTS OF INTEREST
2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Puccini's
833 Chevy Chase Pl, Lexington KY 40502

Every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.
First Watch
1080 S. Broadway, Lexington KY 40504
No RSVP necessary


Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 p.m.
Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507


FY 2019 STATISTICS YEAR-TO-DATE
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