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‘Innovation Center’

Galloway, the Wond’ry team design wrist-saving, wick-installing device for Thistle Farms

May. 8, 2017—From left, Jim Kensler, senior director of Thistle Farms Body & Home; Melissa Wert, director of systems and inventory control; Tianja Gibbs, manufacturing manager; Deanna Meador, the Wond’ry program manager; and Noah Barrow, the Wond’ry intern watch the first trial of Barrow’s new wick-installing device. (Photo courtesy of Peggy Napier/Thistle Farms) Flat, cottonwood candlewicks are...

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New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 25, 2016—  Robert Grajewski is inaugural director of the new Innovation Center. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski, formerly the president of Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation incubator,...

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VUSE lends support in $500K Kauffman partnership to encourage entrepreneurs

Nov. 17, 2015—The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced Tuesday it will partner with the city of Nashville, rewarding agencies that encourage entrepreneurship with grants to foster collaboration and connection. The partnership was the result of a competitive process supported by the city, The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a number of other government,...

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Innovation Center to support campus ‘makers’; search underway for director

Aug. 6, 2015—  A rendering of the Engineering and Science Building, home to the newly announced Innovation Center. (Vanderbilt University) A new Innovation Center is being developed on the Vanderbilt University campus to support a “maker” culture that will encourage entrepreneurship and creativity and bolster implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. A search is underway for...

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Blast signals excavation at site of new Engineering and Science Building

Sep. 25, 2014—The university marked a milestone September 17 when blasting began at the construction site for its new seven-story 230,000-square-foot Engineering and Science Building. Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet was on hand to mark the occasion with bullhorn in hand, and he declared, “Let’s open the site.” After Fauchet’s 3-2-1 countdown, the blast foreman detonated the explosives,...

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