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Slides can help faculty with Ancora proposal submissions

May. 10, 2018—The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization have posted informational slides for faculty preparing pre-proposal submissions in response to the inaugural Ancora request for proposals.

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Ancora inaugural request for proposals announced

Apr. 20, 2018—The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Deerfield Management announce the inaugural request for proposals for Ancora Innovation, LLC, with a due date of June 4. An RFP information session is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Sarratt Student Center, Room 325.

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‘Collaborating with industry to advance basic science research’ topic of April 6 talk

Apr. 4, 2018—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization's Alan Bentley will discuss emerging initiatives at Vanderbilt to engage industry more effectively, and a team from Deerfield Management will explain its collaborative approach to working with premier academic institutions to catalyze early stage therapeutic development.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University expand partnership to develop novel treatment approaches for cancer

Mar. 14, 2018—New agreement will pursue therapies targeting MCL1 (myeloid cell leukemia 1), which is highly prevalent in many difficult-to-treat cancers.

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Vanderbilt signs licensing, research agreements to develop new approach to schizophrenia treatment

Jan. 8, 2018—Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Lundbeck has exclusively licensed rights to compounds developed at Vanderbilt that act on a receptor in the brain that has been implicated in schizophrenia.

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Vanderbilt is No. 10 in Thomson Reuters’ ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’

Sep. 28, 2017—The ranking is based on a number of indicators, including patent filings and research paper citations.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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Vanderbilt ranked 20th among world’s 100 most innovative universities

Jan. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt ranked 20th in the second annual Reuters Top 100, which aims to identify the institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

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Calling all Vanderbilt startups: Flash Pitch competition is Dec. 1

Nov. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Wond’ry are hosting a Flash Pitch competition for students. Similar to the popular television show "Shark Tank," participants will have 90 seconds to present their winning ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurship experts.

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‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Sep. 28, 2016—Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new, seven-week Pre-Flight course, developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and offered in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC) and the Wond’ry.

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New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Successful entrepreneur and innovator chosen to lead new Innovation Center

Feb. 1, 2016—Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.

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