College of Arts and Sciences
Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research

2017 Events

Third Annual IUB Innovation
Conference & Reception

Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union, Frangipani Room
Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Researchers across multiple academic disciplines at Indiana University Bloomington came together with regional industry executives Thursday, April 6, at the third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference and Reception at the Indiana Memorial Union, Frangipani and Georgian Rooms. Presentations were given by commercial partners, venture capital investors, and winners of the JCITR Translational Research Pilot Grant Program, along with demonstrations, displays, and a poster session that provided opportunities to interact with industry partners and other entrepreneurial faculty.



Continental breakfast


Introductory Comments

Keith R. Davis
Director, Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research

Fred Cate
IU Vice President for Research


Lightning Round - I

9:30 Cheng Kao
Professor, Director Biotechnology, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Novel antimicrobial peptides that can kill antibiotic-resistant Enteriobacteriaceae

9:40 Hannah Block
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
A tablet-based tool for accurate measurement of hand proprioception after stroke

9:50 David Landy
Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Erik Weitnauer
Research Associate, The Percepts and Concepts Laboratory, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Graspable Math - Algebra Notation for a Digital World

10:00 Richard Hardy
Professor of Biology, Associate Chair of Teaching, Biology
A novel and rational approach to the development of an attenuated chikungunya virus vaccine

10:10 Matt Anderson
Principal Software Research Engineer, Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies
3-D Face Recognition Technology To Achieve A Low False-Negative Rate

10:20 Q&A


Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Information Science, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering and the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing
Maps & Macroscopes: Envisioning Science, Technology, and Education




Lee Arnold
Entrepreneur in Residence, Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research
The Virtual Reality of Evolving Biotech

12:25 PM

Awards Presentation, Lunch Break & Networking


Lightning Round - II

1:40 Joshua Danish
Associate Professor, School of Education

High resolution indoor positioning for educational research and beyond

1:50 Mike Wade
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology
Engineering Population Collapse

2:00 Jorge Jose
James H. Rudy Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics
App development to implement IURTC-Rutgers patent application for Autism biomarkers

2:10 Fil Menczer
Professor, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, School of Informatics and Computer Science
The Rise of Social Bots

2:20 Q&A




Oscar Moralez
Founder & Managing Director, VisionTech
An Angel Investor Overview - Important Things You Need To Know To Help You Raise Capital


Nick Nikolaides
Executive Director of University of Cincinnati Skin Science & Technology Collaborative, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati

Mind the Gap - Musings on the University-Industry Translational Research Funding Gap


Adjourn formal presentations to poster session in the Georgian Room


Poster Presentations include faculty, students, and industry partners
& Cocktail Reception

6:30 PM




Conference Program




2016 Events

The Second Annual Innovation Conference was presented by JCITR on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Presentations were from Cook Biotech Incorporated and Eli Lilly and Company along with winners of the JCITR 2015 Translational Research Pilot Grant Program. Additionally, there was a poster session and opportunities to interact with industry partners and other entrepreneurial faculty. Photos below.

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Archived Events

Indiana University Bloomington is exploring an alternative energy solution to powering campus vehicles through AlGalCo, an Indianapolis based startup specializing in hydrogen production.
AlGalCo’s patented hydrogen-on-demand technology produces hydrogen by adding water to an alloy comprised of over 90% common aluminum. This innovative process reduces the demand for oil, prevents air pollution, and depends on the renewable energy source aluminum.

AlGalCo has received positive feedback while testing their process. Carmel, Indiana implemented AlGalCo’s hydrogen-on-demand technology into their primary street cleaning vehicle as part of the city’s green initiative. So far these efforts have increased gas mileage and reduced harmful emissions.

AlGalCo visited the Indiana University Bloomington campus in early June to demonstrate the advantages of this technology and discuss opportunities. If there is interest from Indiana University or the City of Bloomington then vehicles used by these organizations may run on AlGalCo’s cleaner, fuel-efficient resources in the near future.

To learn more about AlGalCo and their hydrogen-on-demand process, visit their website. Photos below.

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2015 Gill Symposium Wednesday September 30th

For the symposium schedule of events, hotel accommodations and parking information, please visit the Gill Center 2015 Symposium website.

Innovation Conference, 2015

CEO of Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Kevin
Whaley, speaks at IUB Inovation Conference.

IUB Innovation Conference
was held on Friday, April 24, 2015. This year’s conference focused on helping IU Bloomington faculty become familiar with resources they can use to support translational research projects. Conference materials including information on presenters, presentation slides and a video can be found below.

Conference Presenters
Conference Slides
Conference video CAS login required  

Other materials

Budget Template
Used for industry-funded contracts, includes FY16 fringe benefit rates and newly negotiated F&A rates for future periods.