UH to launch new commercialization center

Center aims to turn UH research into entrepreneurial successes

University of Hawaiʻi
Eric R. Matsunaga, (808) 956-5588
Director, Research and Administrative Operations , Office of the VP for Research and Innovation
Jodi Leong, (808) 492-0597
Director of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Sep 2, 2014




WHO: University of Hawai`i (UH)

WHAT: The University of Hawai`i will launch its XLR8UH proof of concept center (POCC) at this invitation-only event.  Media welcome.

WHERE: Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street

WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

WHY: As a partner in the Hawai`i Innovation Initiative, UH is aggressively pursuing the    successful growth and commercialization of its research enterprise to help diversify the state’s economy.  The XLR8UH venture accelerator will be vital to helping UH turn its research success into entrepreneurial success.



David Lassner, president, University of Hawai`i
Vassilis L. Syrmos, VP research and innovation, University of Hawai`i
Inaugural cohort of student and faculty researchers accepted to the XLR8UH program

About the Hawai`i Innovation Initiative:

The University of Hawai‘i is working in partnership with the private sector and government to build a thriving research enterprise in Hawai‘i that will develop a third major economic sector for the state, create high-quality living-wage jobs, and address the challenges and opportunities that face our communities and the world to improve our quality of life.