News

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.

New Pitt manufacturing accelerator targets makers
12/20/2016

Pitt's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, The Idea Foundry, Catalyst Connection and Innovation Works are launching a Manufacturing Accelerator Program with a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  “The accelerator program will work out of Pitt’s Manufacturing Assistance Center expanding the focus to include "makers" in the creative arts fields."

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times



Cognition Therapeutics aims to stop memory loss with breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug
12/20/2016

Cognition Therapeutics Alzheimer’s drug CT1812 is in a new round of clinical testing to see how it affects other medications being taken by Alzheimer’s patients in the US.

Read more in NEXTpittsburgh


Most companies don’t last 50 years, but these Pittsburgh businesses have
12/19/2016

Pittsburgh companies that have passed the 50-year marker have survived because they transformed themselves along the way.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


You can help this Pittsburgh startup get clean water to families in India
12/16/2016

Rorus has plans to include in their current Rorus Spring and Rorus FilterPack systems a filter for a school or office that doesn’t require a lesson or a lot of education.  Currently orders that aren’t from nonprofits or NGOs, are expected to ship in 2017.

Read more in and watch the video in The Incline


Liquid X raises $2M, Matthews International among investors
12/16/2016

Liquid X raised $2M from eight investors with funding being used to increase sales and marketing internationally.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times


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Innovation Works values diversity in its programs and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to submit applications or business plans for consideration.

Innovation Works is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern PA and is supported by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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