An independent, nonprofit organization is now in place, with the sole mission of supporting research, discovery, innovation and commercialization at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation has the capability of holding equity and can expedite commercialization of research discoveries and intellectual property. “Many of this country’s most notable research universities have nonprofit corporations or foundations of this type,” Ellen Purpus, the University’s assistant vice president for enterprise and innovation who guided development of NVRIC, said. “It is a model that has proven to be successful for researchers and entrepreneurs, the universities and regional economies.”
Inspired by his sister’s challenges with learning, eBravium co-founder and University MBA student, Cody Grimes, set out to create a software program that combines screen time learning and academic performance. The result is eBravium – a software that gamifies smart devices by making access contingent upon correctly answering academic questions correctly. For his innovation, Grimes was awarded $50,000 Monday, March 27 in the Sixth Annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, during a luncheon held at Harrah’s Reno.
You’ve probably heard about the groundbreaking genetic research study Desert Research Institute and Renown Health have undertaken with leading personal genetics company, 23andMe. Funded by Renown Health Foundation and Nevada’s Knowledge Fund, this pilot study offers community members the opportunity to volunteer for research while also gaining access to their individual genetic information at no cost.
This is an article that has nothing to do with politics, party lines or conspiracy theories. This is an article that has everything to do with being co-inhabitants of Planet Earth. Why? At this moment, even though we got Rosetta to land on a comet, we really have no place else to call home. Our survival depends on clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, a climate that does not change drastically and flora, fauna and oceans that remain healthy and resilient. Going green is pursuing knowledge and practices that lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
The Sierra Angels, Nevada’s premier, early-investor funding group, is launching a new program and fund to help incubate ideas and projects created through the University of Nevada, Reno that have potential for reaching the marketplace. The recently created Sierra Innovations and its Entrepreneur Fund will facilitate the development of successful innovation-based, scalable startup companies in the northern Nevada region.
Dyson’s dual-cyclone vacuum cleaner was not a marginal improvement on the conventional Hoover that existed at the time, it represented a shift that altered the way insiders think about the very problem of removing dust and hair from household floors. James Dyson is an evangelist for the creative process of change, not least because he believes it is fundamentally misconceived in the world today.