Success Stories

Not all KU technology is as big a commercial success as Abilify®, but it’s a great example of how innovation, research and protecting intellectual property are helping society and funding further research at KU.

Name: Arcademics Inc.

Arcademics Inc. develops online educational video games for school children to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills. The company’s goal is to make classroom instruction as effective in creating persistence and involvement as observed in video game players. The games are a result of utilizing video game features into instructional research in order to achieve a high rate of student learning through increased time-on-task and engagement. Students are given immediate feedback and appear to learn faster in this environment.

Name: Cadstone, Inc.
Cadstone, Inc. was formed with the specific purpose of pursuing the substantial business opportunity available in commercializing services, training, and a suite of electronic design automation development tools. This foundation is being developed around the next generation system level design language currently emerging as an industry standard. Initially, Cadstone will provide innovative solutions to current SoC (system on a chip) design problems facing the semi-conductor and CAD (computer aided design) industries.
Name: Computerized Assessments and Learning

Computerized Assessments and Learning has created the most up-to-date computerized assessment platform available in the country today. In 2006 alone, our system delivered 2.7 million computer-based tests. In partnership with the University of Kansas (KU) Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE), the CAL computerized assessment system has been shaped to meet the needs of both educators and students and to accommodate varying content areas (mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies).

Name: DARcorporation

DARcorporation is located in historic downtown Lawrence, Kansas. DARcorporation's extensive library holds more than 1,000 airplane designs, analytical texts and USAF, NASA and ESDU reports. DARcorporation has been a leading provider of consulting services in the areas of aircraft configuration design and analysis, stability and control and estimation of airplane models for flight simulators and aircraft technical analysis. Other services include wind tunnel and water tunnel testing and analysis. Their personnel are experienced with many software packages for airplane analysis and design.

Name: eLearning Creations, Inc.

eLearning Creations, Inc. was formed to commercialize technologies developed within the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) for the special education market. ELearning Creations' initial strategy includes a partnership with a major special education publisher to produce a 10 course on-line series to certify special education teachers. The company will also market the licensed content to provide continuing education opportunities for teachers seeking re-certification for special education. The backbone of this product was developed by the CRL team and was part of the highly successful On-Line Academy and the e-Learning Design Laboratory. The product has been further enhanced to meet the recently-established standards of the Council for Exceptional Children. As the company grows, it is the intent of the founders to expand into other markets where the technology can be easily replicated.