Topic: Innovation

Texas Still Needs to Support Innovation

Feb. 4, 2015
Texas Still Needs to Support Innovation

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called for the elimination of the Emerging Technology Fund, a program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups but was hindered by bankruptcies and other issues.

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UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

Aug. 19, 2014

[caption id="attachment_47385" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Guihua Yu, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, is working on advancing a special class of materials, called energy hydrogels, which could lead to the next generation of batteries."]Guihua Yu, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, is working on advancing a special class of materials, called energy hydrogels, which could lead to the next generation of batteries.[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  MIT Technology Review has named Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Guihua Yu to its prestigious list of the world's top 35 Innovators Under the age of 35. Yu was chosen for his work developing materials that could drive advancements in energy storage, health monitoring and environmental cleanup.

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The Food Lab Offers $30,000 in Prizes for Food System Innovation

May 23, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas Do you have an idea for a business, a product or a process that will change the way the world feeds itself? If so, consider submitting your business plan to The Food Lab Challenge, an early-stage startup competition launching June 1.  Entrants will compete for $30,000 in prizes to launch their business ventures.

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UT Austin President Powers Meets with Congressional Leaders on Sequestration

Nov. 20, 2013

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers and other higher education officials will meet today with congressional leaders to discuss federal sequestration's damaging effect on university research and possible solutions as Congress negotiates spending levels for 2014. 

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Cockrell Professor Receives Packard Fellowship in Recognition of Being a Young Innovator

Oct. 23, 2013

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has selected assistant professor Zheng Wang of the Cockrell School of Engineering as a 2013 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering.

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