The Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research is here to serve the faculty by helping with industry contracts and commercialization activities!

The mission of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research (JCITR) is to enhance IUB faculty participation in translational research and the commercialization of research discoveries through interactions with industry partners and the establishment of new companies. The JCITR Discovery Team members focus on establishing a culture that values translational research and implements processes that make it easy and efficient for faculty to participate while continuing to focus on their core strengths in basic research.

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Support the JCITR

You can help us build a stronger base of support for IUB Faculty Innovation by giving to the JCITR Enrichment Fund. This multi-purpose fund benefits every aspect of work at JCITR. You can make a secure online donation to the JCITR Enrichment Fund by clicking the “Give Now” button.

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If you wish to mail in a donation, make your check out to “IUF/JCITR Enrichment Fund” and send it to: IU Foundation, PO Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

 

Questions? Contact JCITR’s Assistant Director, Johanna Salazar, at 812-855-3133 for additional assistance.

 

Thank you for supporting the exciting work at the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research!


News/Announcements

 

Defense Innovation Summit
Opportunities to present innovations include areas in:


Submissions are due June 29 and top ranked Innovations will be offered an opportunity to showcase your technology to defense innovation prospectors on Oct. 3-5, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Bloomington Innovation Conference
Recently JCITR held its annual conference in an effort to connect IU researchers with industry officials from around the region. Doubling in attendance, the confernece has provided a space where researchers from various disciplines can present and demonstrate their work. Nick Nikolaides served as the keynote speaker for the conference and has commended the conference as an "example of how higher education can more genuinely connect with industry." Read the full article in the link above!

Learn more about the SBIR and STTR Phase I Application Process at this NSF Webinar.

In May 2016, JCITR awarded over $160,000 in grants to projects at Indiana University. Check out our Blog!

Medical News Today/Cheng Kao There is currently no vaccine or medicine against Zika - a mosquito-borne virus that causes birth defects and, in its recent outbreak, has infected more than 1 million people in the Americas and Caribbean. Now, by mapping a protein that helps the Zika virus to replicate and spread, researchers take a significant step toward a cure.

Practical Patent Issues for IUB Faculty video series produced by IU Maurer School of Law with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

IU in the News -What started as a Beekeeping Club at (Indiana University) has grown into a business that could have global implications. We introduce you to the enthusiastic entrepreneur behind The Bee Corp.

Inside Indiana Business The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of Midwestern universities funding for a pilot program aimed at helping female and minority innovators with commercialization. The $225,000 grant will be used by Indiana University, the University of Louisville and Missouri University of Science and Technology to develop the program.

Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Translational Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (U01)
Award Ceiling: $500,000 Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education,Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education,Special district governments,Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments),Small businesses,For profit organizations other than small businesses,Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification),Independent school districts,Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) County governments,Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities,State governments,Private institutions of higher education,City or township governments,Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Due Date: Open submission through 06-08-17

Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems
The Foundation’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields. Award Information:Up to $600,000 will be available under this CFP. Project funding will range from $50,000 to $150,000 to accommodate studies of 6 to 12 months. Due Dates: 06-23-17