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Albemarle County Teachers Receive Grants for Tech Innovation

Two community-based programs highlight the Shannon Foundation grants received by Albemarle County Public Schools teachers this year. Eight schools will benefit from 11 grants totaling $12,344, and each proposal advances the school division’s project-based learning model.

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Treating Diabetes with Data

Like many good ideas, the idea behind Ed Deng’s diabetes management app began at home.

The University of Virginia alumnus, who graduated in 2000 and now lives in Taiwan, has watched his parents and grandparents painstakingly navigate the daily challenges that come with Type II diabetes, knowing that he, too, is at risk for the disease. He saw firsthand how important it is for patients to track their illness throughout each day and how cumbersome and inefficient that monitoring process could be.

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Data's Big Promise: Unlocking New Ways to Innovate

Not long ago, only a handful of pioneering firms such as Amazon, LinkedIn, and Google had access to what we now call big data. Today, companies in all industries sweep up, store, and analyze torrents of never-before-available transactional and consumption data, capturing information about their customers, competitors, suppliers, and operations.

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IP Webinar: Licensing Do’s and Don'ts

Join Robin Vance from McGuire Woods, in our fifth installment of the Intellectual Property webinar series. She will provide information on licensing do's and don'ts focused on biotech agreements & IP licensing issues relating to University research and licensing opportunities.

i.Lab Entrepreneur Tests the Chemistry of a Good Brew

Charlottesville, VA, July 22, 2016 -- Positioned squarely along both the Monticello Wine Trail and Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail, Charlottesville has become a favorite destination for beer and wine lovers alike. New barrelhouses and tasting rooms are popping up all the time.

But until now it was difficult for local companies to access some essential support services that brewers and winemakers need. A new company out of the University of Virginia’s i.Lab Incubator is filling that gap.

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The Value of A Commercial Assessment in Supporting a Transaction

When a company decides to seek a strategic development or commercial partner for an asset, the first inclination is often to identify the likely buyers and begin conversations about a potential deal. However, entering a deal process without first having a full understanding of the product’s advantages, disadvantages, and commercial potential reduces the odds of a successful deal outcome. Conducting a complete commercial assessment for an asset before beginning deal discussions allows a greater chance of getting a deal done at the best possible value. This is especially true for assets at later stages of development where the target product profile is well understood and the commercial assessment can have the greatest impact.

Senators Heller, Warner Introduce Legislation to Encourage Stock Options for Employees of Startups and Privately-Held Firms

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for startups and businesses to give employees an ownership stake in their company’s success by awarding stock options. Identical legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN).