Sept. 5, 2017
customervalidation Shocker Innovation Corps provides seed funding, customer validation training
Apply by Sept. 8

Student and faculty/staff teams with technology related ideas, devices, processes or IP are encouraged to apply for the next round of Shocker Innovation Corp. The deadline is Friday Sept. 8. Ideas/projects can originate from student work, research (funded or unfunded) and institutional/industrial projects.  The topical focus of a project must be in a STEM area. Those selected to participate will receive up to $2,150 to support team-based customer discovery research aimed at investigating the commercial viability of a product or a specific market application of a novel process, algorithm, device, or other technology. Read more...
Billy NIAR engineer creates way to protect wind turbines against lightning strikes
Damage to wind turbines can easily cost hundreds of thousands in repairs, but a prototype developed at Wichita State's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will help protect them from multiple lightning strikes. Read more...
icorpsU.S. Dept. of Energy releases FY18 SBIR/STTR topics
Federal Agencies have started to release their FY18 SBIR/STTR topics and funding opportunities. The following agencies have released information on their FY18 SBIR/STTR topics and funding opportunities:
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • United States Department of Defense (DoD)
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy releases FY18 SBIR/STTR topics
protect Protect Yourself against Invention Promotion Scams
Do you have a great idea for a new product? Are you looking for a company to assist you with obtaining a patent or marketing your invention? This resource provides information to assist independent inventors against improper and deceptive invention promotions.    Read more...

For additional questions about intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright protection at Wichita State, contact Gael Tisack at 978-6980 or by 
email .

hexagon Hexagon hosting aerospace Summit at Wichita State Oct. 12
Join us for an Aerospace Summit hosted by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence at Wichita State Thursday Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring some of the most innovative technologies in the industrial measurement world. Talk one-on-one with industry experts to make your business more efficient and globally competitive. The summit is free to attend. Register at .
cerner Cerner seeks innovative furniture, properties and elements for tradeshow design
Are you a start-up, incubator, company or individual specializing in creating innovative properties or designs? Submit an application for a chance to collaborate with Cerner to showcase your talents on a global scale.  Cerner is searching for innovative companies or individuals to collaborate with and provide custom furniture, properties or experiential elements in return for a unique opportunity to promote and affiliate your properties with Cerner and over 40,000 health care professionals, tradeshow vendors and potential partners. Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 13.
NIAR NIAR seeks small business suppliers, vendors
Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research is interested in expanding its supplier and vendor base, especially services and supplies from small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned small businesses. NIAR purchases a wide variety of engineering and testing equipment and material including, but not limited to metal, steel, hydraulic cylinders, position sensors, manifolds and hydraulic accumulators. If you are interested in doing business with WSU-NIAR, please contact Steve White or  Linsey Sipult .
Shocker Innovation Corps
Student STEM projects, ideas eligible for $2,150 from Shocker Innovation Corps
GoCreate, A Koch Collaborative
GoCreate is a premier makerspace open to creators of all ages and experiences. You don't have to be a student or alumni or engineer or egghead to make it here. You only need a membership, an idea and the will to make it happen. Join now!
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. 


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