Innovation Works measures success by the accomplishments of the companies we assist. In our News section, you will find the latest information about the technological advancements, groundbreaking research, and business development milestones being achieved by Our Portfolio Companies. You can also access our press releases and review stories that feature Innovation Works, the developing technology sector in Southwestern Pennsylvania and other local economic development news.

Dry Adhesive Inspired By Geckos Now On The Market

nanoGriptech’s gecko-inspired dry adhesive, Setex, is now on the market with uses from better fitting medical prosthetics to better grips for sports gear.

Read more in Forbes

Additive Manufacturing Brings Universal Change

"Additive manufacturing or 3D printing - the sequential layering of material to create multi-dimensional objects - is on the upswing among companies in the Pittsburgh region."  It creates less waste and requires less raw material which can result in less inventory and improved cash flow.

Read more in Working Parts Magazine

Game helps kids crack the code at an early age

Puzzlets, developed by Digital Dream Labs, is designed to teach basic programming and coding skills and to make gameplay time educational as well as entertaining for ages 6 through 10.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City entrepreneur Wolfe of named Tech 50 CEO of the Year

Jason Wolfe, the founder of has been named Tech 50 CEO of the Year with company CEOs Ron Bianchini/Avere Systems, Patrick Daly/Cohera Medical, and Ware Sykes/NoWait being nominated.  IW companies winning awards in their categories were: Innovator of the Year, advanced manufacturing- Industrial Scientific Corp; Innovator of the year, life sciences-Cohera Medical; Innovator of the Year, consumer products-Rinovum Women’s Health; Startup of the Year-Thread; and Technology Business Products of the Year-Jazz (formerly known as The Resumator.)

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

CMU surgical robotics spinoff sells for $275M to London medical tech company

Smith & Nephew announced the purchase of Blue Belt Holdings Inc. to help secure a leading position in orthopedic robotics-assisted surgery.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

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