Drexel’s Front Door to Innovation, Technology & Commercialization

In a Q&A with Drexel’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Economic Development Keith Orris explains how Drexel Ventures connects companies, investors, and entrepreneurs to the research and commercialization enterprise and collaborates with faculty to scale innovation. READ MORE >

» A new app, um, improves public speaking

A new app created by two Drexel University engineering students designed to help individuals become better public speakers has attracted seed funding and lots of buzz. FAST COMPANY > 

» Schuylkill Yards clears Council committee

The first phase of the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards development planned by Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust was approved by a City Council committee. THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER > 

» Building a better baguette

Whole Foods has begun selling a one-of-a-kind baguette developed in a research center at Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation that was launched by famed chef Marc Vetri. THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER > 

» Researchers to study Gulf War Illness

Funding from the Department of Defense is enabling a team of researchers at Drexel University and Boston University to use stem cells from veterans to study Gulf War Illness. READ MORE > 

» Charge your cell phone in seconds?

Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering took a big step toward developing a new battery electrode that would charge mobile phones in just a few seconds. READ MORE > 

» Drexel student aims to help emergency responders

Jared Therrien, a product design and entrepreneurship major, has launched a company designed to help first responders locate people in buildings during emergencies. His company recently won second place in Drexel University's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship's Business Plan Competition. READ MORE > 

» Study aims to combat malaria

The first-ever large-scale study of the malaria parasite identified many potential targets to develop a new antimalarial drug. READ MORE > 

» Free legal advice for start-ups

MilkCrate, Tassl and Twine Labs are among the start-ups that have received free legal counsel from Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Law clinic. Start-ups past the “idea stage” are encouraged to apply by Aug. 20. TECHNICALLY PHILLY > 

Summer Music Technology Showcase

Aug. 4 · 1-3 p.m.
Musical performances by high school students designed to promote interest and learning in arts-related science, engineering and technology. For more information see here.
ExCITe Center, 3401 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA

Re-imagining Health in Cities

Sept. 7-8 
Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. For more information see here
Dornsife School of Public Health, 3600 Market Street,Philadelphia, PA

BioBreak – Hot Topics in Corporate and IP Law

Sept. 27 · 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Legal trends every BioPharma professional should know. Participation is by invitation.
For more information see here.
PHL Next Stage, One Drexel Plaza, 3001 Market Street, Suite 140, Philadelphia, PA

Incubator Competition Information Session

Sept. 27 · 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Information for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to participate in the Baiada Incubator. For more information see here.
Baiada Institute, 3230 Market Street, Pearlstein Building, Suite 402, Philadelphia, PA

Philly Tech Breakfast

Sept. 28 · 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Start-up demos, networking and more. For more information see here.
PHL Next Stage, One Drexel Plaza, 3001 Market Street, Suite 140, Philadelphia, PA
If you are interested in partnering with Drexel Ventures on research, development or technology commercialization, here are the contacts:
Keith Orris
Corporate Relations and Economic Development

Robert McGrath, PhD
Tech Commercialization – Licensing

Debbie Buchwald
Corporate Partnerships
Aleister J. Saunders, PhD
Academic Research

Shintaro Kaido
Tech Commercialization – Venture

Charles Sacco
Student/Alumni Startups

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