Monday, September 15, 2014

Carpool to the Innovation Expo

Good morning!  I've heard a couple of southern-Illinoisans mention that they are looking for someone to carpool to the Innovation Expo at SIU Edwardsville on next Tuesday, 9/23.  If you check on the registration page, you can see who's registered, and find a carpooler that way.  If you haven't registered and are looking for someone to drive up with, please register, so people can find you.  The event is free and open to the public, and with your registration the event coordinators at SIU will send you parking information so you know exactly where to go.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New patent for SIUE inventors

Congratulations to Drs. Mike Shaw and Brad Noble of SIU Edwardsville.  They received an issue notification for patent number 8,845,870 entitled "Digital Potentiostat Circuit and System."

These SIU inventors and many more will be at the SIU Innovation Expo on 9/23 and are looking for partners to manufacture and commercialize their inventions - register now to meet them!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Why work with SIU?

How about new strategic direction, competitive advantage, and revenue streams?  With the Innovation Expo coming up on September 23rd in Edwardsville, we thought we would take this opportunity to remind our readers: "Why work with SIU?"  Please read and share!

25 SIU Research Faculty Featured at Innovation Expo Sep. 23rd.

Read about the faculty participating in this year's Innovation Expo on the SIU Edwardsville campus on September 23rd.  Please register to attend and tell your friends!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Reminder: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Reception Tomorrow

On Thursday, August 28 from 3:30 5:00 p.m. at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, there will be a reception and a briefing of innovation and entrepreneurship at Southern Illinois University and a summary of best practices from other select universities.  A flyer is attached providing additional details of this event.

Friday, August 15, 2014

SIU Innovation Expo is Sept. 23

The Saluki Times

August 15, 2014


CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- The upcoming 2014 SIU Innovation Expo will showcase the ideas and inventions of Southern Illinois University faculty and foster ties between them and the business and industry community. 
The Sept. 23 expo, “Making Better Megawatts, Mousetraps and Medicine,” is a system-wide event that will feature faculty from SIU campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville and the SIU School of Medicine.  The public session opens at 1:15 p.m. at the Morris University Center at SIU Edwardsville.  Two of the goals of the sixth annual expo, which is open to the public, is to encourage collaboration and strengthen ties between SIU inventors and business and industry partners. 
Following a welcome by SIU President Randy Dunn and keynote presentation by George B. Vermont, from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, about 25 faculty members from throughout the SIU system will display their research and innovations through posters, prototypes and other demonstrations and displays.  
The variety of work in the showcase ranges from managing lithium-ion batteries to new processes for using carbon dioxide, and from producing high value chemicals and fuels from coal and biomass to plant biotechnology.  Other expo highlights include a new antibiotic, identifying equine microbiomes (the microscopic organisms living on horses), alternative energies, and potential Parkinson’s disease treatments.  
“The expo will raise awareness of the important technological advances taking place at SIU Carbondale, SIU Edwardsville and the SIU School of Medicine.  It will also expedite growth of new businesses and licensing relationships throughout a wide region,” James Garvey, SIU Carbondale’s interim vice chancellor for research and graduate dean, said. 
Registration for the 2014 Innovation Expo is free.   
A complete list of participants and registration information is available at   To make reservations, or for additional information, contact the SIU Edwardsville Small Business Development Center at 618/650-2929 or by email at
Event sponsors include various units within SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville, the School of Medicine, the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, and Metro East area law firms Dentons, Husch Blackwell, and Polsinelli.