The U’s Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center was presented with the Friend of Industry Award at the Virtual Renalytix BioHive Summit.
Friend of Industry Award:Keith Marmer, chief innovation and economic engagement officer for the University of Utah accepted the award on behalf of the U’s Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, for its long-standing partnership with BioUtah and Utah’s life sciences industry, and its commitment to fostering innovation and economic development. PIVOT has provided the gateway and guidance for hundreds of life sciences technologies along their paths from university research to commercialization. In just the past five years, U startup companies have raised more than $1.4 billion in investments. PIVOT has also co-founded the region’s largest life sciences wet-lab incubator and founded three life sciences-related accelerators.