The KUIC blog focuses on innovation at The University of Kansas. The blog will provide perspectives into the research portfolio at KU and the translation of this research to the market. Track commercialization at KU here.


Recent Blog Postings

Efficient Heat Exchange Systems for Sustainable Labs
Efficient Heat Exchange System
Sustainability is becoming a standard feature of modern architecture and design. You might already be familiar with home and office design solutions that make efficient use of resources. Sustainable laboratory design, however, has the potential to make a much larger impact than other building applications. In fact, conventional laboratories may use over 5 times as much energy per square foot as an office building and a similarly disproportionate amount of water.
March 30, 2016, Read more

New Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment
Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most frequently inherited kidney disorder and affects nearly 600,000 Americans and as many as 12 million people worldwide. Currently, there are no FDA approved treatments for PKD.

Researchers at the University of Kansas have created a novel compound and method for treating PKD that leads to the inhibition of cyst growth.

February 26, 2016, Read more

Pipeline Innovator of the Year Recap
Pipeline Innovator of the Year

This past week I was thrilled to present during the Pipeline Innovator of the Year competition as a student spotlight. Pipeline Entrepreneurs is an “exclusive community of entrepreneurs building high-growth companies in the midwest.” I received this opportunity after winning the University of Kansas Start-Up Showcase last fall hosted by the KU Innovation and Collaboration.

February 9, 2016, Read more

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage: All-in-one Solution
Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
With the increasing demand for low carbon energy solutions, improved solar power utilization has become necessary. Using earth abundant iron pyrite (FeS2) researchers at the University of Kansas have created an all-in-one solution that overcomes the long term challenges of solar power efficiency and the need for separate devices for photoelectron conversion and storage.
August 14, 2015, Read more

New Topical Formulation for Hair Loss Shows Promise
hair loss treatment
For patients that have experienced little or no results from products currently available to treat hair loss (alopecia), there could soon be a new product available. Researchers at the University of Kansas have created a new formula they are calling Murikal.
April 20, 2015, Read more

Drone Safety Improvements: Inspired By Nature
Improved drone safety inspired by the Falcon
As the popularity of Unmanned Aircraft systems (UAS), also known as UAVs or drones, increases, so does the concern for how they are being utilized and piloted safely.
March 27, 2015, Read more

Promising New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer's Research

Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder resulting in loss of memory and other important mental functions.  By 2050, the number is expected to climb to over 16 million.

November 6, 2014, Read more

Infectious Diseases: Cure, Contain & Counter
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With the first case of MERS hitting the US, the increase of Polio in war zones, and recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia – infectious diseases are back in the headlines.
August 14, 2014, Read more

Why Healthcare Innovations Fail
Why innovations fail
M.D., M.B.A? That's not what it takes to become a healthcare entrepreneur.
July 18, 2014, Read more

How to License Great Technology
How to license great technology
You don't necessarily need teams of hotshot coders and scientists to bring your big idea to life. Consider licensing already-existing technology instead.
July 18, 2014, Read more