Innovation Partners

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XLerateHealth is one of six major healthcare accelerators in the US and one of two that are south of the Interstate 80 corridor from San Francisco to New York. The accelerator is enterprise-focused and will help early stage healthcare companies build out their commercialization strategy, which includes their intersection with Payers, Providers (hospitals, ACOs, nursing homes, home health and group practices), and customers (employers and/or consumers).


Kentucky Innovation Network (KIN)

The network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners. Each of the thirteen offices state-wide is staffed by experienced and educated business leaders. Louisville's KIN office is located at Nucleus and assists early stage, technology-based companies with the commercialization of their product or service. The group exposes its clients to a wide variety of tools, resources and partners that keep emerging tech companies on a fast-growth track, often culminating in the successful securing of capital from private or public sources.

International Center for Long Term Care Innovation (InnovateLTC)
Nucleus is a key partner in the development of, and location for, the International Center for Long Term Care Innovation, an organization whose goal is to transform the global aging population by accelerating innovation and supporting entrepreneurial research and commercialization efforts.

Advanced Cancer Therapeutics (ACT)

Advanced Cancer Therapeutics is focused on the discovery and early development of novel cancer therapeutics as well as selection for partnership, commercialization and manufacture of the most promising discoveries. Utilizing its groundbreaking business arrangement with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville Research Foundation, ACT establishes rights to specific novel therapeutics and fast-tracks these leading edge discoveries to the pharmaceutical industry, and ultimately the patients who need them.


The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is the economic development agency for Owensboro and Daviess County. It is a public/private partnership formed to attract and to grow primary employers. In conjunction with other agencies, it markets the MidAmerica Airpark and other industrial properties. The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation also assists existing businesses with retention and expansion projects.

University of Louisville President James Ramsey and other university and community leaders announced Nov. 12, 2010 that U of L also will help in forming and growing health care, food service and agricultural companies that start at The Centre for Business and Research in Owensboro.

U of L will offer its support through Nucleus, the Life Science Innovation Center.


Institute for Strategic Biotechnology, Healthcare and Training (ISBHT)

Rapidly advancing innovations in biomedical and information technologies have generated unprecedented potential for advancing the translation of basic discoveries into diagnostics and therapeutics. Many recent interdisciplinary health technologies such as biomarkers have resulted in rapid breakthroughs in diagnostics and therapeutics, which are embracing these innovative preventive and treatment paradigms.

One of the major efforts of the Institute is to advance these preventive and treatment paradigms. Over the past few years, the Institute has been active in promoting this vision at the global level. The Institute has focused on areas that involve specific programs, training, technology transfer and personalized medicine concepts in healthcare delivery. The founders believe in fostering partnership with organizations and individuals, advancing the Institute’s goals and mission.

Laurus Strategies and EmPowerHR

Laurus Strategies a business consulting firm specializing in all stage of the employee life cycle and its PEO division, EmPowerHR, a provider of integrated HR solutions for growing businesses partners with University of Louisville’s Nucleus Innovation Center to promote economic development and business growth in Louisville.

Focused on nurturing entrepreneurship and business growth, the new partnership leads to the opening of Laurus Strategies and EmPowerHR’s first Louisville office housed in the Nucleus Downtown Innovation Park TechCenter at 201 East Jefferson Street in Downtown Louisville.


Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+

Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+, established in 2007, is a unique undertaking in Poland, dedicated to fostering innovation based on the co-operation of academia, local government and innovative business. The company’s shareholders are the largest universities in Wroclaw as well as the authorities of the city of Wroclaw.

Cooperation agreement between EIT+ and the University of Louisville provides implementation of joint projects in research on polymers, bio- and nanotechnology, as well as developing innovative methods of treating cancer and diseases associated with aging.

Cardiovascular Innovation Institute


Signature HealthCare Partnership

Apr 13, 2010
Signature HealthCARE announces its new corporate headquarters and innovative partnership.

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