Partnerships

People cutting ribbon at opening ceremony for Advanced Energy Materials LLC.

June 2, 2017 - Manufacturer opens new facility at UofL
Advanced Energy Materials LLC, a Louisville-based manufacturer, has opened a new production facility at the University of Louisville. “It’s a big milestone for our company, moving from R&D to production and commercial sales,” said Vasanthi Sunkara, AEM’s president and CEO, at a ribbon cutting event June 2. “Today’s event commemorates …the company’s direction toward becoming a full-fledged commercial venture.”

The Cardiovascular Innovation Institute building.

January 25, 2017 - UofL receives more than $1M in funding to create new lung research program
A new research program at the University of Louisville will focus on developing better methods for studying lung inflammation and allow for new research into causes and potential therapies for lung diseases that affect millions of Americans. Thanks to a pledge of $1.05 million throughout five years from the GSG III Foundation Inc., the UofL School of Medicine will create the Gibbs Lung Research Program at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII).

Dr. Susan Harkema

October 24, 2016 - New Robotic Device to Boost Balance in Spinal Cord Injury Patients at UofL
Susan Harkema, PhD, who leads this research at UofL, Claudia Angeli, PhD, Enrico Rejc, PhD, and Sunil Agrawal, PhD, an engineer at Columbia University, have won a $5 million grant to develop a robotic device that will aid individuals with SCI further by helping them regain balance. The Tethered Pelvic Assist Device will provide stimulation and feedback to aid in the recovery of balance, and will be integrated with activity-based training and epidural stimulation research at UofL.

Three UofL surgeons with woman who had double hand transplant surgery

October 21, 2016 - UofL Surgeons Involved in Indiana Woman's Double Hand Transplant
A Jeffersonville, Indiana, woman has become the first female hand transplant recipient in Kentucky and the 10th patient to receive a hand transplant from the Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft program, a partnership of physicians, researchers and health care providers from the University of Louisville, Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery and the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center.

Speed School engineering college students working with high school students

October 19, 2016 - Speed School Debuts Central High School Maker Space
The J.B. Speed School of Engineering opened its third maker space at a local school this week — this time at Central High School. Its goal is to increase awareness of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields and to persuade underrepresented students to consider pursuing those disciplines. “Our goal with these maker space facilities is to increase interest in the STEM fields and to help students grow their self-confidence,” said UofL Acting President Neville Pinto. “Expect to see our Speed School students here working alongside Central students on engineering projects.” view video View Video

Dr. Behrman & Dr. Harkema

July 20, 2016 - UofL spinal cord injury researchers present latest developments at international conference
Researchers in the University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery shared their recent developments in therapies for children and adults with neurological conditions at IV STEP, an international conference intended to foster, guide and affect neurologic physical therapy practice over the next decade. Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, and Susan Harkema, PhD, professors at UofL, along with Elizabeth Ardolino, PhD, PT, assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine, presented “Activity-dependent Plasticity for Neuromuscular Recovery: Use of Classifications to Drive Therapies and Outcomes,” on July 15, at the IV STEP Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Pediatric Researchers

July 7, 2016 - Norton Healthcare grants 1.25 million to University of Louisville for pediatric research
As partners in providing specialized care to the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Norton Healthcare has granted $1.25 million to the University of Louisville to support research initiatives related to a host of pediatric subspecialties. The donation was announced at a news conference in the Kosair Children’s Hospital lobby on July 6.

Dr. William Tse

June 14, 2016 - UofL leads first research team to identify AF1q protein associated with multiple myeloma, extramedullary disease - A group of researchers from the University of Louisville, Japan and Austria is the first to identify a protein, AF1q, associated with multiple myeloma and a condition that occurs in approximately one-fourth of very aggressive multiple myeloma and extramedullary disease or EMD.

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August 21, 2015 - UofL Foundation, NTS ‘top off’ 500 North Hurstbourne, announce tenant
The third office building at the University of Louisville’s ShelbyHurst Office and Research Park is scheduled to be open for business in summer 2016... “Through our great partnership with NTS, we are transforming the UofL Shelby Campus from an underused asset into a thriving office and business park,” said UofL Foundation Chairman Robert Hughes. view video View Video

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June 25, 2015 - Conn Center partners with company consortium on wood-to-energy project
The University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has formed a partnership with a South Carolina company to accelerate commercialization of a coal-like product made from wood and biomass materials.

UofL AMCC announcement ceremony

May 13, 2015 - New training center will put Kentucky at the ‘forefront’ of changes in manufacturing
The soon-to-open UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center on UofL’s Belknap Campus will help ensure that Kentucky remains at the “forefront” of the rapidly evolving manufacturing sector. The UL AMCC will offer hands-on training in additive manufacturing, focusing on metals. Curriculum will cover design set up and corrections, machine assembly, and parts production, inspection, testing and validation. view video View Video

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April 28, 2015 - Latest grant gives UofL trifecta in efforts to commercialize research
The University of Louisville has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create an Innovation Corps Site to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the region and nationally through networking and training opportunities. I-Corps sites support researchers working to move their technology into the marketplace by providing infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding.

Maria Contreras-Sweet talking to UofL researchers and entrepreneurs

March 25, 2015 - SBA director touts programs in Nucleus visit
The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration visited the J.D. Nichols Campus for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on March 24 to talk about ways her agency can assist entrepreneurs and owners of fledgling companies. “The whole ecosystem is moving in the right direction,” said Eugene Krentsel, UofL’s associate vice president for research and innovation. He credited progress made here to a “triple helix” of government, businesses and academia that is willing to work together.

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March 20, 2015 - FirstBuild has another new toy: The Louisville Table
GE’s FirstBuild on UofL’s Belknap Campus recently released a “social appliance” named after our city: The Louisville Table. It was designed by Jakub Szczesny, artist-in-residence at FirstBuild, and the first three will be sold as limited-edition, signed art pieces at the Zephyr Gallery for $30,000.

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Feb 10, 2015 - UofL creates $60,000 in new Speed School scholarships
In April, 15,000 elementary, middle and high school students are expected in Louisville for the VEX Robotics World Championship, an annual robotics-engineering tournament. The University of Louisville wants some of those future engineers to return to the city and further their studies here. To ensure that happens, UofL’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering has announced a partnership with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation to establish an undetermined number of new scholarships for students participating in the competition. The foundation oversees the robotics championship. The total value of the scholarships is $60,000.

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Jan. 9, 2015 - UofL Foundation to administer state small business program
The University of Louisville Foundation has been tabbed as the administrator for a program aimed at providing money to Kentucky’s small businesses. A statewide program, VenCap Kentucky was established by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and is administered through the UofL Foundation. Applicants must be recommended by one of the approved sourcing partners, which include the Kentucky Innovation Network, Nucleus and MetaCyte.

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Dec. 16, 2014 - Human clinical trial sites added for cancer drug
PFK-158 was discovered and developed by Advanced Cancer Therapeutics (ACT) and was based on the initial drug discovered at the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The JGBCC is the only cancer center in the region to use a unified approach to cancer care, with multidisciplinary teams of physicians working together to guide patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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Dec. 8, 2014 - UofL planning 'learning micro-factory' near FirstBuild
The University of Louisville is about two months away from opening a “learning micro-factory” adjacent to the FirstBuild facility on Brandeis Avenue near Floyd Street.

Nurses station at the Brown Cancer Center

Nov. 24, 2014 - Cancer center-related project gets spotlight
ACT is a privately held company dedicated to advancing novel therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of cancer. ACT has successfully established a unique and innovative business model with the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center (Brown Cancer Center) whereby ACT is able to obtain exclusive worldwide licenses to novel cancer therapeutics discovered at Brown Cancer Center under preset business terms.

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Sept. 29, 2014 - Nucleus hosts journalists from across the country
A group of journalists and bloggers from technology and development publications across the country toured the UofL Foundation’s J.D. Nichols Campus for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and learned about some of the emerging companies housed there.

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Sept. 19, 2014 - Belknap Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Park video
The University of Louisville unveiled bold new images that depict how its Belknap Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Park might look when completed. view video View video