FEATURED NEWS
UK AMONG TOP 100 WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITIES
FOR PATENTS GRANTED
The University of Kentucky was named in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2020 report released today by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The report uses data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and highlights the vital role patents play in university research and innovation. 
ANNOUNCING UK INNOVATE
A new umbrella, called UK Innovate, has been created under the Vice President of Research. Ian McClure, associate vice president for research, innovation and economic impact will be developing and overseeing UK Innovate.
By placing a greater emphasis on UK’s innovation culture and promoting the innovative and entrepreneurial activity of UK’s faculty, staff, students and community, UK Innovate will help sustain increased momentum related to the university’s innovation and entrepreneurism and foster economic and societal impact.
UK STARTUP UPDATE
UK STARTUP POWERTECH WATER HAS CLOSED
$6 MILLION IN VENTURE CAPITAL
Congratulations to UK Startup PowerTech Water, Inc on obtaining $6 million in venture capital. The startup was founded based on technology developed at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and is a Bluegrass Angels portfolio company.
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
FORMER UK INNOVATOR CONTRIBUTED TO BIOTECH STARTUP RODEO THERAPEUTICS, WHICH HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY AMGEN INC
Collaborative research by former University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy professor Hsin-Hsiung (Daniel) Tai, Ph.D., and innovators at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) has been acquired by Amgen Inc.
OTC WEBINARS
OTC July Webinar:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AGREEMENTS
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Via Zoom

Join us for an opportunity to learn about Data Use, Material Transfer and Non-Disclosure agreements and why it is important to have one!

Presenter:
  • Ali Bocook Yankey, Senior Contracts Coordinator, UK Office of Technology Commercialization

STAFF NEWS
Erome Daniel Hankore
Erome is an OTC Fellow and is a postdoctoral scholar in the College of Pharmacy at University of Kentucky. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.S. in chemistry from Union College in Nebraska.
Ian McClure, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact, wrote an Op-Ed article in this month's AUTM Insight Newsletter on the US Innovation and Competitiveness Act (USICA), formerly the Endless Frontier Act, and funding support for academic technology transfer at research institutions.
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