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4/2/15  Announcement

Six Teams Selected to Present Their Ideas and Technology for Chance at Funding

The University of Chicago's Innovation Fund selected six teams to advance to the next round of review for the Spring 2015 funding cycle. The teams hope to leverage their inventive ideas and dedicated teams to join more than 30 other teams who have earned more than $2.5 million in investment from the Fund since its inception in 2010.

4/2/15  Announcement

The Chicago Innovation Exchange Business Incubator is buzzing with activity this week as six new start-ups join its ranks. With these latest additions, the Incubator now houses 15 teams working on everything from thermal energy storage and breast MRI technology for radiologists to supply tracking and venture funding in developing countries.

4/23/15  News

Team incubating at the Chicago Innovation Exchange earns top investment

4/20/15  Outside Media

A device designed to reduce power demand during peak periods and a system that uses sound waves to test buildings for energy-robbing air leaks came away as winners of a new U.S. Department of Energy business pitch contest at Argonne National LaboratorySix finalists competed Friday for the top two spots at Argonne. The program, managed in partnership with the Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago, includes researchers from Argonne and from Fermilab in Batavia.