February 2016

In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Feb. 26
Defense & Energy Systems Challenge Deadline

Feb. 26
First deadline for Shocker New Venture Competition

March 1
IP Disclosure Open Lab

March 9

SBA Workshop

May 23-25
National SBIR Conference

New student jobs allow for cross-departmental collaboration
The Center for Entrepreneurship, WSU Ventures and the Department of Management with the Barton School of Business recently hired students to work collaboratively to propel innovative projects and programs for university initiatives.  Read more...

Defense Energy & Systems Challenge seeks innovations

The 6th Defense Energy & Systems Challenge is seeking innovations to support defense energy and resilience needs, and/or support future operational understanding within a megacity environment. Submit today to showcase your solution to military, city, and industry leadership! Submit your technology or company for review by defense, investment, city, and industry leadership. Top ranked submissions will be offered an opportunity to showcase and present your solution to military, investment, city, and industry prospectors: June 13-15, 2016. More info at www.smartcitiesinnovation.com/defense/.
National SBIR/STTR Conference will be held in D.C. this summer

SBIR/STTR programs are the nation's largest source of early stage R&D funding for small businesses.

At the National SBIR/STTR Conference, you will learn how to participate and compete for funding in these programs. It will be held in parallel with the 18th annual TechConnect World Conference, at the Gaylord Convention Center, Washington DC, May 22-25, 2016.

Attracting 3,000+ attendees, the event will feature hundreds of business and scientific presentations, including an Innovation Showcase Hall. For more information and to register, visit www.nationalinnovationsummit.com/register.html

To find out how WSU Ventures can assist with SBIR/STTR proposals visit WSU Ventures . 

Food trucks will bring dining diversity to WSU Innovation Campus

Soon Wichita State University students eager to check out the Wichita food truck scene will no longer have to drive downtown. WSU will break ground on a new Food Truck Plaza next month.

The plaza, which will be on the edge of the new Innovation Campus development, will be constructed by Bauer and Son Construction and is expected to be complete and open in June. 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.