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Coldstream-Based Tempur Sealy to Acquire United Kingdom’s Leading Specialty Bed Retailer, Dreams

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world’s largest bedding provider based on the Coldstream Research Campus at the University of Kentucky, announced it has executed an agreement to acquire Dreams, the leading specialty bed retailer in the United Kingdom, primarily from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The transaction will accelerate Tempur Sealy's growth in the largest European bedding market and sixth largest economy in the world.

Altimmune Partners With Coldstream-based Summit Biosciences to Develop Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine

Summit Biosciences, a high-tech company based on the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus, has been selected by Altimmune Inc. to further develop Altimmune’s intranasal COVID-19 vaccine.

UK, Partners Break Ground on New Coldstream Research Lab

Representatives from the University of Kentucky, the Woodbury Corporation and state and local officials broke ground on what will soon become a home for early stage, high-tech companies from across Kentucky.

UK HDI Provides Leadership Around New State Employment First Executive Order

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2020) — On June 29, 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear signed the Employment First Executive Order, stating that “It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that competitive integrated employment in the community shall be considered the first and primary option for persons with disabilities of working age who desire to become employed.”

Summit Biosciences Retained to Develop and Supply AT-301 Nasal Spray for Clinical Study

On May 28th, 2020, Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. announced their second COVID-19 therapeutic development program, AT-301 Nasal Spray.

UK Board Approves Lease Between Coldstream, Cityscape to Develop Residential Village

On May 5, 2020 the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees authorized the UK Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration to negotiate and execute a ground lease with Cityscape Residential, LCC, a real estate development and construction firm.

Support Early Stage, High-Tech Companies

The Board of Trustees approved the construction of the facility at its meeting today, along with the authorization for the university to create a public-private partnership with a developer to construct and own the building. Kentucky Technology, Inc. (KTI), a subsidiary of the UK Research Foundation, will master lease 20,000 square feet of the new building’s estimated 40,000 square feet. KTI plans to sublease its space to appropriate high-tech companies.

University of Kentucky MBA student Elizabeth "Liz" Bazner promoted to Director of Digital at A&W Restaurants

A&W Restaurants headquarters, located on the Coldstream Research Campus has a Wildcat in their office… University of Kentucky MBA student at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, Elizabeth "Liz" Bazner, has recently been promoted to the Director of Digital at A&W Restaurants, Inc. with headquarters in Lexington, KY. A&W is one of the best-known restaurants and was America’s first franchised restaurant chain.

University Launches Economic Development Collaborative

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2019) — Today, the University of Kentucky has officially launched the UK Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) to set the strategy moving forward on how UK will address economic development in the areas of talent, innovation, place and partnership. The EDC will also play an advisory role for the economic development engagement areas charged with executing on UK’s strategies.

Welcome back A&W

Great things are happening in Lexington. We are excited to announce that the new A&W global headquarters will be built on the Coldstream Research Campus. After celebrating their 100 years in business, A&W has decided to become the first company to construct a facility within the city’s land on the Coldstream Research Campus.   Dating back to 1919, A&W Root Beer is the nation’s No. 1 selling root beer, still making delicious root beers at every store location.

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