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.

SIU Technology Licenced to Local Company

SIU is happy to announce the licensing of SIU inventor Dr. Aldwin Anterola's "Genedigo: A Plant Gene for the Production of Indigo."  The technology was licensed to Blueline Biotech, LLC, of DuQuoin, Illinois.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Will you be there?

We are very proud to be a local sponsor of this year's State Science and Technology Institute conference in Chicago on "Regional Prosperity Through Innovation" September 14th-16th, 2014. 

The conference is supported by a partnership between the ISTC, DCEO and a number of leading organizations in innovation community. The event will feature an opening reception at 1871 and a keynote by J.B. Pritzker. In addition, a number of Illinois representatives will be serving on panels including the Illinois session on the energy ecosystem. 

Please visit the SSTI conference website for online agenda, registration info, and more.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SIU School of Medicine Startup News

The startup company of SIU School of Medicine's Dr. Jeremy Turner, Otoscience Labs, just secured a $1.5 million Department of Defense grant.  They also opened up a new facility in Jacksonville, IL this past May.  Stay tuned for more news out of this SIU startup!

Friday, July 18, 2014

MDT Licenses SIU Dust Control Technology

Mineral Development Technologies (MDT) recently executed a license agreement for exclusive rights to SIU's patented technology entitled "Water sprays for dust control on mining machines." MDT was established in 2009 by SIU's Dr. Paul Chugh, Harrold Gurley, John Pulliam, and Bill Bell to manufacture and supply dust control and other mine production-related technologies to underground mining operations in the Midwest. For more information, visit SIU's Innovative Sprays webpage.