Spotlight: Innovation in South Carolina

Recognizing the need to foster innovation within South Carolina, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation works to support entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development. Since its inception in 2013, the Office has awarded more than $5 million in innovation grants to 33 organizations around the state. And, just last month, the Office launched the S.C. Innovation Hub — an online resource for …

Bioengineering-GHS expo hailed as a success

More than 45 student teams and research groups gathered in Greenville to showcase their novel biomedical technologies and compete for design awards at the 2016 Bioengineering-GHS Design Exposition. The event was at the TD Convention Center and was sponsored by Clemson University’s Department of Bioengineering and Greenville Health System. “This is impressive work,” said Marc Long, PhD, senior director, R&D …

Researcher receives high-profile award for work to minimize rejection of medical implants

Patients could be less likely to reject artificial hips, knees and other medical implants thanks to the research that Andy Tennyson and his group are doing at Clemson University. Tennyson, an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry, is the fourth Clemson faculty member this year to secure research funding through the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program. His $500,000 award …

Simona Onori from Clemson automotive engineering honored as emerging leader in energy

A Clemson University researcher who is helping extend the life of hybrid car batteries and has been invited to share her knowledge around the world will add to a string of honors Thursday when she goes to Charlotte to be recognized as an emerging leader in energy. Simona Onori, an assistant professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering, works in …

Biomedical, advanced optics patents among 16 awarded to Clemson researchers in 2015

CLEMSON — An improvement for knee replacements, high-powered optical fibers and materials for more powerful batteries were among the 16 innovations Clemson University researchers received patents for in 2015. Clemson University Research FoundationMore than 150 patents are now available to the private sector for licensing from the Clemson University Research Foundation, which facilitates and manages the technology transfer process for …

CURF Awards Second Round of Funding to Clemson Researchers

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced the second round of Technology Maturation Fund awards to Clemson researchers totaling approximately $280,000. This year’s winning projects each received funding ranging from $25,000 to $65,000. John Desjardin, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Director of Clemson’s Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design & Engineering, is optimizing the design for 3D printed, custom-fit orthotics for …

Top Clemson Inventors and 2014 Patent Recipients Honored

On Tuesday, October 20, the Clemson Inventors Club and Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) hosted a Patent Award Ceremony honoring the 2014 recipients of US Patents from Clemson University. Inventors, entrepreneurs, and university representatives gathered at the Madren Conference Center to honor Clemson University’s top inventors and 2014 patent recipients. The annual awards event promotes the spirit of innovation at …

New Disclosure Process

On July 1, 2015, the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) transitioned the Confidential Invention Disclosure Form (CIDF) to a web based disclosure system (Inventor Portal) for disclosing inventions to the CURF office for commercial evaluation and processing. Through Inventor Portal the Inventor(s) will be able to save and edit the CIDF and upload supporting documents, photos, designs, etc., prior to …

New Program Funds Five Clemson Technologies for Commercialization

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) awarded funding to five Clemson researchers to further develop their Clemson technologies through a newly established program, the CURF Technology Maturation Fund. “The CURF Technology Maturation Fund is unlike any other source of funding available to Clemson faculty,” said Casey Porto, executive director of CURF. “This funding supports the last critical step that will …

Clemson Research Takes Medical Test to Next Level

Greenville Online, May 24, 2015 Clemson University researchers say they have developed a new way to test urine that could help diagnose diseases in the future. Urine is the easiest of the body fluids to sample, said Ken Marcus, professor of chemistry. Unlike blood tests, no needles are required. But because there is so much salt in urine, it’s difficult …