April 2015   

In This Issue
Upcoming Events

April 17-19
Wichita Startup Weekend

April 20-21
CEDBR Webcast

April 30

May 6

May 6

May 7

In the News

KWCH: Moving Day for WSU Innovation Campus

Innovator's Corner 


Dr. Sue Abdinnour, professor,

Finance, Real Estate, and Decision Sciences, W. Frank Barton School of Business and inventor of Assembly Line Design Application (ALDA). Read more...


Title: Professor


Department: Finance, Real Estate, and Decision Sciences, W. Frank Barton School of Business


Alma Mater:  Indiana University, Bloomington


Invention: Assembly Line Design Application


What spurred the development of this technology?

Building a product on an assembly line goes back to Henry Ford who built the first moving assembly line in 1913. The paced assembly line is still a viable production process today, from building simple products to complex products like an aircraft. 

Read more about Dr. Abdinnour

The WSU Ventures newsletter is a monthly communication that will bring you information on university technologies and resources for innovators. wsuventures.org
WSU Ventures is moving!

WSU Ventures is moving from the 3rd floor of the NIAR building across campus to the 2nd floor of Devlin Hall Wednesday, April 22.  


SBIR Road Tour is coming to Wichita

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America's Largest Seed Fund is Coming to Wichita April 30!

If you're an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted local opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet one-on-one with program decision makers.  Federal and State Program Managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to present at a series of events to technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.


Wichita State selected to host aerospace tech transfer forum



The Association of University Technology Transfer Managers has selected Wichita State University to host its newest partnering forum on aerospace technologies.

The forum, which will be hosted by WSU Ventures on Wednesday June 10 in the Rhatigan Student Center, is a unique opportunity for universities to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the aerospace technology sector. Read more...

NIAR accredited as a forced entry and ballistics resistance test facility

NIAR has received accreditation from the Bureau of Diplomatic Security as a Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance (FE/BR) test facility for the U.S. Department of State. The accreditation allows NIAR to perform FE/BR testing for manufacturers that contract with the U.S. Department of State to provide doors, windows, opaque panels and glazing panels to U. S. Diplomatic and Consular Missions overseas. Read More...

NetWork Kansas to Host Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Events 

NetWork Kansas' second annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge series will bring together students from across northwest Kansas and southeast Kansas to compete for more than $10,000 in total prize money on April 29 in Columbus, KS and May 6 in Leoti, KS. The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge features a business plan tradeshow, elevator pitches, and formal business presentations. Read more...