December 2015

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Dec. 16
SBIR starts accepting proposals

Dec. 31

Feb. 26
First deadline for Shocker New Venture Competition

In the News
WSU Ventures increases Wichita State's push to turn knowledge into economic development

WSU Ventures helps boost invention disclosures

Doctoral student's innovative interests began at an early age

Wichita ranks high on list of top cities for women in tech

Finalist selected for InnovateHer competition hosted by WSU Ventures

Innovator's Corner 

Alex Pennington, student
Title/s:  senior studying Management Information Systems

Research Interests: 
Philosophy of Video Games


GoCreate Spaces

  • Metal Shop
  • Welding Shop
  • Sanding/Grinding Shop
  • Wood & Plastic Shop
  • 3-D printing
  • Refreshment & refueling zone
  • Computing
  • Idea Accelerator/Collider
  • Textile Shop
  • Electronics
  • Painting Shop
  • Advanced Materials
  • Offices
  • Reception
  • Clean room
  • Tool Crib
  • Retail
  • Classrooms
  • Lockers
WSU Ventures sees success in first year
A year since it was formed, WSU Ventures has already proven successful in furthering Wichita State University's mission to become an Innovation University. Read more...
Shocker New Venture competition taking applicants
The Center For Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University Shocker New Venture Competition seeks Kansas students with entrepreneurial spirit and business ideas for the 2016 Competition. Learn more...
Pennington creates an inclusive space for "nerds" at Wichita State
Alex Pennington is a gamer, a nerd and an innovator. While at Wichita State, he created Nerd Union and helped teach a class about the philosophy behind video games.
SBIR accepting proposals Dec. 16

The Department of Homeland Security began accepting proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Dec.16.  This is a joint solicitation between the Science and Technology Directorate and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.  Learn more...
GoCreate makerspace at WSU will provide an innovation playground for all
A textile, electronic, painting, computing and wood shop is just a portion of the resources that will be available to students, faculty, staff and the community in Wichita State's up-and-coming makerspace, GoCreate. Read more...
  • Enter the GoCreate contest by Dec. 31 for a chance at a free membership to WSU's makerspace when it opens next fall. Build something creative with the logo kits (available at the National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita State University) and share it on Instagram.  Learn more...
  • The Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Outreach and Assistance Program is taking applications on a first come, first serve basis. The purpose of the Phase 0 program is to support the DOE's efforts to increase SBIR/STTR applications from, and ultimately make more awards to, small businesses owned by women and minorities and those located in underrepresented states. Small businesses with an interest in developing energy-related technology should review the subtopics and apply to the program at

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.