Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) Institute for Health Innovation was recently awarded a $109,618 grant by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as part of a five-year project totaling $1,096,180. The initiative includes launching the NKU Center for Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation (NKU-CHEI) and expanding the NKU Collaborative for Economic Engagement, a one-stop, shared-services central innovation hub for businesses and entrepreneurs.
The NKU-CHEI will leverage the newly funded Life Science wet lab in Covington, regional economic development agencies and entrepreneurship programs, the region’s anchor health care systems and health-related industries, and NKU’s technical expertise to advance commercialization efforts. It will also increase regional bioscience innovation and grow new medico-health-related businesses in northern Kentucky by reassigning the Institute for Health Innovation’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence to support wet lab clientele.
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