The Water Council – Tech Challenge

TECH CHALLENGE: WATER QUALITY SENSING AND/OR REMEDIATION

https://watertechhub.com/challenge/water-tech-challenge/

Accepting applications thru Nov. 1

Tech Challenge is seeking innovative solutions for water quality sensing and/or remediating for: 1) heavy metals and industrial chemicals (such as lead, PFOA and PFAS) in water and wastewater, and 2) microbiological organisms in water and remediation using alternative disinfection technologies (non-chlorine)

Tech interests: Presence of illicit discharges to storm and sanitary sewers; presence of pathogens in water distribution system, wastewater effluent, and biosolids; process monitoring of wastewater treatment; point of use industrial applications; municipal water supply; well water disinfection; industrial wastewater discharge; municipal wastewater effluent; water reuse, including potable.

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The Water Council offers programs to help students, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals get to the next stage of development–from unproven ideas to commercial viability, from seed funding to visibility. The Water Tech Hub is your portal for all of our application-based competitions and challenges. It provides you a convenient hub for learning about and applying to open challenges to advance your freshwater technology. Then, through our global network of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, we serve as the conduit between your idea and the marketplace.

Join us for the virtual launch of the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) – fighting COVID-19 and the next pandemic!

About this Event

The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) is dedicated to coordinating efforts to support innovators and innovations fighting COVID-19 and future pandemics. Organized by the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin, TEXGHS is leading the creation and long-term success of a health security innovation ecosystem in Texas where equitable, inclusive solutions launch locally and grow globally.

Our virtual launch event will feature speakers from around the globe to discuss the importance of supporting innovation in the fight against COVID-19. The event will also highlight how TEXGHS has created a unique innovation ecosystem that brings together academic, public, and private sector partners to respond to COVID-19 and help prevent the next pandemic.

Keynote speaker:

  • Peter Hotez, MD, PhD – Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine

Speakers:

  • Jay Hartzell, PhD – Interim President, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Moredreck Chibi, PhD – World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Innovation Lead
  • Clay Johnston, MD, PHD – Dean, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
  • Lisa McDonald, MD, MSTC – TEXGHS and Director of Healthcare, Austin Technology Incubator

The Neutrino Donut, LLC is a founding member of TEXGHS.

Innovation in the Time of COVID-19: The Grant Process

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6701565102455451648/

As businesses of all sizes face a myriad of pandemic-posed challenges, Earle Hager offers guidance via the #grantprocess during Temple Health & Bioscience District‘s E-Learning Series #webinar, taking place next Tuesday, August 25 from 12-1 p.m. Bring your questions and challenges to this session you can’t afford to miss! #lifesciences #bioscience #biotech #startups #grants

Innovators looking to develop new ideas during the pandemic face a wide range of challenges. While R&D budgets are being cut, corporate innovation and licensing has slowed, and lab activity has been curtailed.

In these challenging times, startups can find funding but, just as importantly, independent validation of their ideas via the grant process. By leveraging grant-based resources and applications, startups can receive undiluted funding to advance their technology. Join us as Earle Hager shares his extensive knowledge of business development and the grant process for startups and dives into the life cycle planning the grant process allows.

Bring your questions and problems to this discussion, as the answers may be of value to others facing similar challenges.

There’s a new group to know in Austin’s fight against Covid-19

The Neutrino Donut, LLC is a founding member of this group.

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2020/07/28/texas-global-health-security-innovation-consortium.html

By Mike Cronin  – Staff Writer, Austin Business JournalJul 28, 2020, 2:36pm CDT Updated Jul 28, 2020, 2:46pm CDT

Several academic, public-sector and private-sector organizations in Austin and beyond have banded together to fight the current Covid-19 pandemic — and future pandemics.

The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium boasts more than 50 initial members, including the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Dell Medical School, Capital City Innovation, DivInc, the Harte Research Institute, Tech Ranch Austin and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The Austin Technology Incubator, part of the the University of Texas at Austin, organized the consortium.

The consortium, called TEXGHS for short, seeks to cultivate global health security, which it defines as “a state of freedom from the scourge of infectious disease, irrespective of origin or source.”

It “is compiling a database of companies, researchers, and individuals interested in developing their innovative approaches to achieving health security,” according to its website, and aims to be a resource to develop new technologies and adapt existing technologies to fight pandemics.

More member organizations are wanted and TEXGHS is looking for “startup companies interested in receiving support to commercialize solutions at the interface of health security and technology,” according to an announcement.

PandemicTech, an Austin-based organization that serves as a global incubator of ideas to fight infectious diseases, provided $20,000 in seed funding to ATI to start TEXGHS.

The consortium is headed up by Lisa McDonald, director of health care at ATI and a co-founder of PandemicTech.

The Neutrino Donut – Training Seminar – Austin Technology Incubator – SEAL Accelerator – SBIR / STTR & Other Non-Dilutive Funding

The Neutrino Donut will be conducting a training seminar on grant programs, fund raising, and planning for the Austin Technology Incubator SEAL program. This program will be delivered online on 9 July 2020.

SEAL’s core value is vetting emerging university startups from the market’s perspective, not the entrepreneur’s nor university ecosystem’s perspective. A by-product is to shift founders’ mindsets to be market centric instead of technology or product centric.
To accomplish this, SEAL coalesces a group of hand-picked, experienced startup mentors to assist each startup in identifying the next potential Go / No-Go Decision. SEAL then builds a set of industry-specific mentors to work with each team over the course of two months to do the work to rigorously answer the analyses underlying the Go / No-Go Decision. Additionally, SEAL brings in experienced entrepreneurs and technical experts to talk about their real-world experience in confronting some of the most common
Go / No-Go Decisions. This is particularly useful as startups confront an on-going sequence of these types of decisions, so SEAL primes its participants to have a baseline of knowledge as many of these common decisions will emerge in each of their journeys.
Most startups participating in SEAL have already removed significant scientific or technical risk through lab prototypes, pilot deployments, and occasionally, early sales. Given that, most Go / No-Go Decisions center on “scalability” questions around the underlying technology, go-to-market, team, funding requirements, firm economics, and other core business model components.
In prior years, SEAL has also facilitated ecosystem engagement opportunities to jumpstart the process of university-based entrepreneurs building out their ecosystem network. For many student founders, this represents their first “in-the-wild” professional networking experience. Austin’s startup ecosystem is overflowing with organizations, activities and people that support entrepreneurs and startups, so quickly learning how to navigate and engage with it is critical to the long term prospects for each
startup.

The Neutrino Donut – Partnership – Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS)

https://texghs.org/

The Neutrino Donut is a partner of The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS). TEXGHS is a consortium organized by The University of Texas at Austin between academia, public sector, and private sector partners that will coordinate efforts to support companies working towards pandemic preparedness and response.

The goal is to coordinate existing resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem and to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, and commercialization at the intersection of global health security and technology. Our intention is to be at the forefront of this issue in Texas, and to be prepared for what we anticipate will be significant interest in funding programs targeting pandemic preparedness and response.

Examples of coordinated efforts include company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, co-branding and co-marketing, direct funding for research, development, and funding, cross institutional research collaboration, cooperation across existing networks of global health security experts, representation to local, state, and federal governments, resource mapping across the innovation ecosystem, prototyping, engineering, and legal and regulatory support.

TEXGHS will support both the development of new technologies and the adaptation of existing technologies that address pandemic infectious disease threats. We believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the immense scope of this challenge. This consortium is positioned to spearhead these efforts statewide.

TEXGHS – Pandemic / Covid-19 Response Team – Austin Technology Incubator

https://ati.utexas.edu/texghs/

The Neutrino Donut is working with The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS), TEXGHS is a consortium organized by The University of Texas at Austin between academia, public sector, and private sector partners that will coordinate efforts to support companies working towards pandemic preparedness and response.

The goal is to coordinate existing resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem and to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, and commercialization at the intersection of global health security and technology. Our intention is to be at the forefront of this issue in Texas, and to be prepared for what we anticipate will be significant interest in funding programs targeting pandemic preparedness and response.

Examples of coordinated efforts include company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, co-branding and co-marketing, direct funding for research, development, and funding, cross institutional research collaboration, cooperation across existing networks of global health security experts, representation to local, state, and federal governments, resource mapping across the innovation ecosystem, prototyping, engineering, and legal and regulatory support.

TEXGHS will support both the development of new technologies and the adaptation of existing technologies that address pandemic infectious disease threats. We believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the immense scope of this challenge. This consortium is positioned to spearhead these efforts statewide.

#neutrinodonut #UTAustin #ATI #Covid-19