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We love ‘Lucy’ — the AI avatar redefining UC tech transfer

July 17, 2024

In a visionary leap at the University of Cincinnati, the marriage of artificial intelligence and interactive technology has birthed "Lucy," a Smarthelp AI avatar poised to revolutionize how regional industries engage with UC's tech transfer initiatives.


NIS program opens new horizons for international student

July 17, 2024

In his pursuit of physics and a taste for research, Akash Khanikor ventured from his hometown in India's Assam to the University of Cincinnati, drawn by the promise of hands-on exploration early in his undergraduate career as a NEXT Innovation Scholar.


Students organize to shake up Parkinson's care model

July 15, 2024

University of Cincinnati student and Parkinson's Together founder Mallika Desai joined the Parkinson's Experience Podcast to discuss the nonprofit's origins and multidisciplinary mission to meet the needs of patients in their community.


New Carnegie classification focuses on leadership

July 15, 2024

Inside Higher Ed features the new Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose. The University of Cincinnati is among 25 schools with the designation. .Institutions in this classification are trying to take deliberate steps to foster leadership across campus that transcends parties and political positions and aligns with the well-being of society.


AI startup firm partners with 1819 to accelerate technology

July 12, 2024

Matthew Sias founded Innovation Acceleration, a tech startup partner of the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub, to help companies increase efficiency by incorporating generative AI and machine learning into their business processes.


9 tips for aspiring student entrepreneurs

July 11, 2024

Balancing being a student and an entrepreneur isn’t for the faint of heart. Here are some tips for student entrepreneurs from the University of Cincinnati to help them succeed.


UC Bearcat Ventures inks first investment checks

July 9, 2024

Bearcat Ventures is a student-led initiative redefining experiential education in venture capitalism. It introduces students to the intricacies of early-stage startup investments and equips them with the knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions. The two local startups chosen as Bearcat Ventures' first investments are Tembo, a Postgres developer platform founded by a former University of Cincinnati student, and Band Connect, a connected health platform co-founded by a UC DAAP alumna.


UC grad launches lifesaving climbing tech

July 8, 2024

Michael Ragsdale started fall safety company Bailout Systems to keep rock climbers, firefighters and military members safe as they go about risky tasks. With the help of the University of Cincinnati's Venture Lab, he's been able to grow his startup.

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