WashU Celebration of Inventors 2024

On April 25, 2024, the Office of Technology Management hosted the seventh annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs.  Honorees included 2023 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees; National Academy of Inventors Fellows and Senior Members; and the recipient of the 2024 Chancellor’s […]

2024 Women in Innovation & Technology Symposium

The Office of Technology Management hosted their annual Women in Innovation & Technology Symposium on April 11, 2024. The event was a day of learning and networking for women academics interested in technology commercialization. Featured speakers for the event included representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office; national venture capital consultants; Washington University […]

OTM Office Hours: Licensing Technology from Tech Transfer Offices for your Startup – A National Perspective

The Office of Technology Management hosted a special edition of the monthly Office Hours educational series on April 11, 2024 immediately following the annual Women in Innovation & Technology Symposium. The event featured three national tech transfer experts for a panel discussion titled, “Licensing Technology from Tech Transfer Offices for your Startup – A National […]

Washington University in St. Louis to serve as University of Missouri – Columbia’s mentor institution on NSF ART grant

WashU will serve as the mentor institution to the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU) as part of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Accelerating Research Translation (ART) program. NSF announced in late 2023 the first-ever Accelerating Research Translation (ART) awards to empower academic institutions to accelerate the pace and scale of translational research that […]

WashU faculty selected as 2024 Scholar-Innovator Award recipients from Harrington Discovery Institute

Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD and Russell K. Pachynski, MD

Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD, and Russell Pachynski, MD, are among 10 physician-scientists nationwide named as recipients of the Harrington Discovery Institute 2024 Scholar-Innovator Award. The scholar awards support breakthrough new treatments for heart disease, autoimmune disorders, cancer, infectious disease, inflammation, and rare diseases using small molecule, nucleic acid, vaccine, biologic, and gene therapies. Bubeck […]

Women in Innovation & Technology program hosts session on resiliency

Sharon Milgram, Director of NIH's Office of Intramural Training and Education

On February 8, 2024, the Women in Innovation & Technology (WIT) program hosted a special virtual event, “The Resilient Inventor/Entrepreneur: Managing Your Mindset”. In this live Zoom session, Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of the NIH’s Office of Intramural Training and Education, provided practical, hands-on guidance to managing common mental barriers that can keep women academic […]

Welcome to the Wall 2023: Celebrating WashU Faculty Startups

Welcome to the Wall, 12.07.23

On December 7, 2023, the Office of Technology Management celebrated the third annual Welcome to the Wall, an event recognizing and celebrating WashU faculty startup companies. After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OTM was pleased to once again hold this celebration in person. In 2023, OTM was proud to make the milestone of […]

Haroutounian Receives WashU Gap Fund Award

WashU Gap Fund

Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc, an associate professor of anesthesiology, chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, and chief of clinical research at the Washington University Pain Center, received a WashU Gap Fund award to help advance technology that predicts the onset of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in patients treated […]

Needleman program seeks proposals (Links to an external site)

The Needleman Program for Innovation and Commercialization provides funding for researchers developing promising new therapeutics, helping them progress to early-stage clinical trials. A second call for proposals is now open. The submission deadline is March 15. Learn more here (WUSTL Box login required). 

2023 Women in Innovation & Technology Luncheon

Women in Innovation & Technology (WIT) Luncheon

The Office of Technology Management’s Women in Innovation & Technology program brings together WashU’s women academic researchers to celebrate their achievements in technology commercialization and showcase successful role models. This year’s annual luncheon on November 8th, hosted by the Office of Technology Management and sponsored by McKelvey School of Engineering, featured keynote speaker, Lan Yang, […]

Jiang Receives WashU Gap Fund Award

WashU Gap Fund

Shu “Joy” Jiang, PhD, MSc recently received an award from the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Gap Fund. The award will enable Jiang and her collaborator, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH to perform translational work to de-risk and mature technology they developed for identifying pathologic characteristics in histopathology images. “Pathology has become fundamental to modern medicine […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Technology Management

The Office of Technology Management aims to create an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment around patenting, commercialization, and entrepreneurship by offering programming, targeted outreach, and resources accessible to all. A key component of OTM’s DEI efforts is a dedicated staff position charged with launching programming focused on increasing entrepreneurial awareness, education, and action among underrepresented […]

WashU OTM attends AUTM University

OTM staffers at AUTM University in Kansas City, Oct. 4-5th, 2023

Washington University Office of Technology Management staff attended AUTM University in Kansas City October 4-6, 2023 to learn best practices and new strategies from seasoned technology transfer experts. As a professional development opportunity for technology transfer professionals, AUTM University is offered through AUTM, a non-profit organization that supports and advances technology transfer worldwide. Gina Smutz, […]

WashU Gap Fund Makes First Two Awards

Washington University in St. Louis recently launched a fund to facilitate the commercialization of technologies created by its researchers. The Gap Fund, operated by the Office of Technology Management (OTM), has made its first two awards to WashU researchers to support the advancement and commercialization of technologies to improve maternity outcomes and treat diabetes. “The Washington […]

Profiles in Innovation:  Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Profiles in Innovation: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized annually from September 15–October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Here we profile two Washington University faculty members and how their Hispanic and Latino backgrounds have helped shape their academic careers and approach to innovation. Jonathan Silva, PhD:  Professor, Department of Biomedical […]

Welcome to the Wall: An event to celebrate WashU faculty startup companies

How do you tell the story of a company? 50 companies? 100? For the Washington University Office of Technology Management (OTM), one way of sharing the story of WashU innovation is commemorating every WashU startup company with a custom logo sign affixed to the walls of OTM’s office lobby in the Cortex Innovation District. The […]

OTM’s Gina Smutz profiled in AUTM newsletter

Gina Smutz

Gina Smutz, Compliance Manager, Office of Technology Management was recently featured in the AUTM Insight newsletter’s Big Reveal, a recurring section that profiles AUTM members. Read the full article here.