ASU SkySong hits entrepreneurial high notes in 4 years

From The Arizona Republic:

Arizona State University’s SkySong business-development program has undergone dramatic changes in its first four years of existence. In some respects, the program is still trying to define its proper role in the community.

Founded in 2008, ASU SkySong opened in the middle of a recession as an effort to connect Arizona State University’s pool of intellectual talent with the Phoenix area’s vibrant but fragmented entrepreneurial community.

Program administrators are now pushing even harder to encourage entrepreneurs and businesses to license and market a variety of ASU-developed inventions that include an anti-nerve gas, a plant-based antibody for West Nile virus, security improvements to mobile cloud computing, tunable microchip-based microphones and a 3-D face-recognition system.

They recently launched a major new competition focused on university-owned intellectual property and are revamping one of ASU SkySong’s existing business-development programs, school officials said.

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