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Alumn develops injectable antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning


Joseph Roderique was a first-year student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, he had an idea for an injectable antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning. It was a big idea, one that could have dramatic and wide-ranging results if he could make it work.  Now an alumnus of the School of Medicine, Lt. Joseph… Read more

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VCU Announces 2015 Innovation Awards


Donald Abraham, Ph.D, Martin Safo, Ph.D., and Richmond Danso-Danquah, Ph.D., are the VCU researchers who developed and advanced a treatment for people with sickle cell disease, a painful, sometimes life-threatening disorder that today affects as many as 100,000 people in the United States.  For their work, VCU last week honored the team at its the ninth annual Invented at VCU… Read more

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New “Innovation Goes to Market” Course

VCU School of Engineering and Business team up to offer an interdisciplinary course for Spring 2015.  The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate student from any school at VCU.  According to Professor Russ Jamison, the course will pull together interdisciplinary teams to create new ideas, test market value and build business models.

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VCU Squared in the News


VCU Squared is a university-wide vision for supporting the entrepreneurial culture among University students, faculty, staff and alumni. Its purpose is to enhance the culture of entrepreneurship at VCU and to harness the talent within the university community. Read how its impacting VCU.  Read more

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School of Engineering hosts Hackathon


VCU School of Engineering hosted a hackathon this month, in which 200 students from VCU and a number of other schools spent 24 hours developing software and hardware applications to compete for prizes and show off their programming skills and creativity.  The 24-hour programming marathon, RamHacks, is was organized by the Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering, and… Read more

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The Next Big Idea Challenge Winners

Announcing the Winning Ideas from the Next Big Idea Challenge VCUs’ Innovation Gateway just wrapped up its second annual Next Big Idea Challenge (NBIC). The NBIC is an online competition where anyone within the VCU community can submit an idea for a new company, product or service. Ideas submitted range from medical technologies and phone… Read more

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VCU’s Next Big Idea Challenge

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What:   VCU Innovation Gateway has kicked off its second annual Next Big Idea Challenge.  The competition is for anyone at VCU who has an innovative idea for, or is already working on development of a new technology, product, service or company.   Why:  We want to celebrate and showcase VCU’s innovative community. Who:  This online competition is open to all students,… Read more

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TEDxVCU to be held on November 15th


TEDxVCU is an independent student-lead event taking place onNovember 15th from 10:30am-5:30pm at the Altria Theater.  The conference is expected to draw 1,000+ people and include 4 student speakers, 7 VCU faculty, and at least 3 VCU alumni.   For a full list of speakers, details about TEDxVCU’s 2014 conference, and more information regarding our student team,… Read more

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VCU Student challenges how we think about RVA Lanscaping

The Urban Forest is an RVA company that has turns traditional landscaping on its head…literally.  The company’s first product is a streetscape feature that replaces traditional sidewalk trees with an upside down tree that is supported by an arch like structure that is essentially a sculpture.  The idea started when VCU Engineering student, Elliot Roth,… Read more

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RVA Companies to Watch

WhenWed, October 29, 5:30pm – 8:30pm WhereHippodrome (map) DescriptionCompanies to Watch is an annual event showcasing the region’s most promising startups. Price: 50.00 Link:

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