Topic: Innovation

Jonathan Sessler Named 2016 Inventor of the Year

Nov. 11, 2016
Jonathan Sessler, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jonathan Sessler, the Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences has been named the 2016 UT Inventor of the Year.

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UT Launches Center For Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Feb. 25, 2016
Still from a production of UT's Dance Repertory Theatre's performance of "Roots and Wings" from April 2013. Photo courtesy of

The center will facilitate the creation of new works and inventions that explore, expand and transform the arts and technology.

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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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