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New technologies displayed at U. Innovations Showcase

The public can see 50 technologies developed in the past five years by universities, national labs, small businesses and individual inventors Wednesday and Thursday at the Innovations Showcase at the University of Utah.

The activity at the Olpin Union Building is part of the Innovations Showcase and Inventions to Commercialization Conference, which is designed for people developing or interested in commercializing their inventions and learning about financial, business and technical support.

The technology showcase is free and available 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The conference also includes a presentation of the annual UEES Pathfinder Award to Douglas M. Chabries, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. Chabries pioneered research in digital hearing aids. It also includes presentations to winners of the Stoel Rives' Innovations of the Year awards for six categories.

The conference is presented by the university's Utah Engineering Experiment station, with co-sponsors law firm Stoel Rives and the Battelle consulting institute.