May 2016

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
June 29
South Central Kansas UAV/UAS Panel and Networking

June 30

 2016 SBIR Road Tour

September 7
UAS Cluster Initiative
Mobile HealthLink prototype moving forward with $50,000 I-Corps grant
Brandon Bartlett, the entrepreneurial lead of the Mobile HealthLink project.
A $50,000 I-Corps grant awarded by the National Science Foundation is facilitating the future development and testing of a mobile health software invented by a team of WSU biomedical engineering students. Read more...
MSC Software agreement enhances NCAMP capabilities
Material property data developed by the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP) at Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is now available in a more user-friendly format thanks to a new agreement negotiated by WSU Ventures with e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software Company. Read more... 
WSU identified as best-in-class for supporting advanced manufacturing

The multi-robotic advanced manufacturing lab will be a part of the Experiential Engineering building on WSU's Innovation Campus. 
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The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State is a shining example of a university's support of advanced manufacturing.  A recent article in  Area Development magazine  identified NIAR as a program that demonstrates "best in class" practices when it comes to promoting an innovative advanced manufacturing culture.
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Quickdraw takes top spot in student entrepreneurship competition
From left, Nicolas Gallo, Brian Foster and Cody Harryman try to fit their oversized $10,000 check into a wallet.
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Quickdraw - a video game and application company geared toward restaurants and bars - won the $10,000 first-place prize April 29 at the finals of the Shocker New Venture Competition.  Read more...
Ennovar engages multiple new technology-based industry partners
The Ennovar Institute at WSU has gained several new industry partners this quarter, many of which could pave the way for long-term collaboration and applied learning opportunities. In the past two months, Ennovar has engaged with local companies Fliphound, Clutch Studio and Alltite, and national companies Dell and Commvault, engaging 40 student employees in applied learning opportunities. Read more...
Free Special SBIR Webinar Series from Foresight Science & Technology
Foresight Science &Technology is partnering with various SBIR agencies to deliver a series of free web clinics. Each session will be delivered by a different SBIR program manager consisting of a lesson followed by a Q&A session.  Read more...

WSU Ventures assists Wichita State University faculty, staff and students in applying and commercializing their collective ideas, intellectual properties, know-how, talents, capabilities, ambitions and energies in ways that benefit the university community, industry and the public.