Park Points – June 10, 2024

Welcome back to another edition of Park Points, a quick recap of news, information, and events relevant to KU Innovation Park’s mission and vision.

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KU + IP  = Top 100

For the second year in a row, the University of Kansas earned a spot on the top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents. A utility patent, or patent for invention, is a type of intellectual property protection granted by a government for a new or improved product, process, machine or composition of matter.

  • KU ranked 60th among public universities included on the list for 2023.
  • Between 2001 and 2023, KU filed 376 new patent applications and had 165 patents issued.
  • “Patents are incredibly important to promoting innovation, with proprietary rights to an invention often being the foundation upon which a new opportunity or business is built,” said Clifford Michaels, executive director of the KU Center for Technology Commercialization.
  • The ranking comes from the National Academy of Inventors.
Regional bioscience momentum

BioNexus KC recently released its 2023 annual report, sharing the forward growth toward its mission of turning the KC region into a global leader at the nexus of human and animal health.

  • One of the biggest highlights of the year was earning a Tech Hub designation for the region. KU Innovation Park was one of 60 partner organizations to support the proposal led by BioNexus KC.
  • KU, KU Med Center and K-State partnered with BioNexus to present KC One Health Day, meant to share research and foster dialogue among researchers, professionals and peers.
  • See the two Science2Art submissions from Jayhawks on pages 15-16 of the report.
Park Company News
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Coffee at the Park

Uplift Coffee will be back at the Park on Tuesday, June 18, from 7:30 – 9 a.m.

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