AUTM Newsbrief
Mar. 13, 2014

Zocere, New Mexico Ink Licensing Pact for Neuroprotectant Therapy to Treat Stroke, Neurological Disorders
Zocere, Inc., a New Mexico-based pharmaceutical company, has signed a licensing agreement for a novel neuroprotectant treatment for ischemic stroke and other neurological disorders from STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico's technology transfer and economic development organization. More

Cyclone Signs Commercialization Agreement with Ohio State
Accesswire via MarketWatch
Cyclone Power Technologies Inc., developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced that its Ohio subsidiary, Cyclone-WHE LLC, has signed a new agreement for testing/special services with The Ohio State University's prestigious Center for Automotive Research. Under this agreement and accompanying work order, CAR will play a key role in the next stages of commercialization and manufacturing of Cyclone's compact Waste Heat Engine. More

Cellulosic Ethanol Requires Efficiently Collecting Corn Stover Bales
Farm & Ranch Guide
Corn stover experts have found ways to reduce the cost of bringing corn stover from the field to cellulosic ethanol plants. A study conducted by DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol and Iowa State University was able to reduce the cost of moving corn stover from $91 per ton to $52 per ton — a reduction of about 43 percent.More

Wichita State Licenses Aerospace Simulation Technology to Local Business
National Institute for Aviation Research via
As a result of its recent focus on innovation, Wichita State University signed its first licensing agreement with a staff-owned business entity. The agreement gives commercialization rights for aerospace simulation tools developed at the National Institute for Aviation Research to Vimotech, an independent company founded by Gerardo Olivares. More

UC San Diego Researchers to Develop New Biosensor Supported by

Supported by a $953,958 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, researchers at the University of California San Diego will develop a sophisticated new biosensor that can protect the nation's water supplies from a wide range of toxins, including heavy metals and other poisons.More

Agriculture Companies Launch Effort to Standardize, Secure Farm Data
Purdue University researchers and a group of agricultural companies have announced an open source project to standardize farm data formats and improve communication between farm equipment and farm management tools made by different companies.More

Hebrew University Study: Colors and Shapes Can Be Heard by the Blind
Normally, people perceive colors and shapes visually, but what if you could "hear" them? A new study from Hebrew University shows that using sensory substitution devices, colors and shapes can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses.More

Grant to Aid Advances in Remote Sensing Tools for Climate Change
University of Kansas
A team of researchers from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas has received a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to develop technology that better maps and tracks the conditions within glaciers and at the bottom of fast-flowing ice sheets.More

AUTM Partnering Forum: Medical Imaging Technology — Early Registration Extended to April 9
April 23-24, 2014
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University
Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland, OH USA

First in AUTM’s new Partnering Forum Series, this business development meeting will provide a unique opportunity to introduce your institution to all attendees and showcase your medical imaging technologies in a smaller setting.

This event will include a reverse showcase of presentations from our industry partners highlighting technological areas of interest and how to best work with their company; short panel sessions dealing with technology transfer topics relevant to medical imaging technology; and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one partnering.

Click here to view the universities and industry partners attending.

Registration Information. Travel Information. Schedule at a Glance.More

AUTM 2014 Software Course℠
The AUTM Software Course is designed specifically for university licensing professionals who work with software and other information assets. The course will provide a survey of basic principles, as well as a study of best practices, emerging models and actual cases, that will benefit both newcomers and experienced practitioners. Participants will leave with the tools to handle basic to complex software asset management and licensing situations.

Download the Program. View the Schedule at a Glance.

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AUTM TransACT Database Needs YOUR Deals
AUTM has launched the data collection phase for its new Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT) Database, a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

TransACT Needs YOUR Deals! AUTM directors were sent login instructions last month. If you will be responsible for entering deals for your institution and did not receive an email with your login and a link to the database, please contact Chris Harris.

To make the AUTM TransACT Database as successful and meaningful as possible, please visit the database, and enter your deals as soon as possible. As an incentive to provide content, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.

If you have questions about the AUTM TransACT Database, please contact Chris Harris. More

AUTM Videos Spotlight Technology Transfer Benefits
Universities, hospitals and research centers conduct a lot of research that generates groundbreaking inventions, that save lives and improve the way we live, work and play on a daily basis. But explaining that process clearly and concisely to stakeholders and constituents can be challenging. Enter AUTM's new technology transfer videos.

The new About Technology Transfer video concisely and effectively describes technology transfer and how it benefits us all. The video is an ideal tool for conveying the technology transfer story to stakeholders and constituents. It can be viewed and downloaded here.

The Put a Face On It video project spotlights the real-world connection between our members' work and its ability to transform people’s lives. The videos can be used as marketing tools and leveraged for use in presentations to bring a greater understanding of technology transfer. View the videos here. Find information about participating in the project here. More

2014 Annual Meeting Recordings Now Available
This year, all annual meeting attendees received free access to recordings of annual meeting education tracks and workshops via the AUTM Live Learning Center. The annual meeting sessions were captured as true multimedia recreations with synchronized slides, handouts and are viewable online or as downloads in MP4 format for easy listening.

Experience AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting workshops and educational tracks by visiting the Live Learning Center today!

If you did not attend the meeting, but wish to purchase recordings, please click here.More

AUTM Releases STATT Update
A new update of the Statistics Access for Tech Transfer (STATT) interactive database has been released by AUTM. STATT provides a searchable compilation of U.S. and Canadian licensing survey data from 1991 through 2012, and now includes European data as well.

Version 3.51 improvements include:

  • State and province data now yields more accurate search results
  • Better column labels for spreadsheet exports
  • Table of Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rates
  • User interface improvements

  • More information about STATT More

    AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 Open for Data Collection
    The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 is now open for data collection. The survey will be collecting data through mid-April.

    The survey includes several new and interesting supplementary questions for 2013. Perhaps the most interesting involves listing your most important licensed products, processes or services; those that have had the greatest impact on society.

    Contact to participate.More

    AUTM Asia 2014: Pre-Registration Deadline March 20
    The registration deadline for AUTM Asia 2014 (April 9-11, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan) is March 20. This meeting brings academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs together to examine the latest issues related to commercializing technology. RTTP and CLE opportunities! Learn more.

    Visit the AUTM Asia 2014 website. Register now. View the program. More

    Penn State to Auction Intellectual Property Licenses
    The Pennsylvania State University
    Penn State plans to auction some good ideas. From March 31 through April 11, the university will conduct what is expected to be the first of many auction-style events to license intellectual property in a variety of categories.More

    Commercialization: Breakthrough Sustainable Water Softener
    Akwamag Inc., a startup that aims to disrupt the water softener market, has launched a fundraising campaign to get its innovative and money-saving residential product to market.More

    Inventors and Entrepreneurs Honored at Buffalo Reception
    University at Buffalo
    The University at Buffalo held its annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception on March 3, honoring UB researchers and partner companies developing technologies for improving fields from health care to alternative energy.More

    AUTM Webinars
    AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price.

    March 26
    Royalty Monetization: Primer, Current Trends and Best Practice
    Royalty monetization is a "hot topic" in the technology transfer industry. Hybrid approaches abound, and the landscape is definitely changing. Join us to find out how this topic can affect you, your university, and your inventors.

    AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list. More

    Better World Project Featured Stories
    The Better World Project features inspiring stories about university technologies that make the world a better place. Check out the new Featured Story from St. Jude Children’s Hospital: Assay Pinpoints Natural Killer Cells To Improve Transplant Outcomes. Take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the featured stories.

    This video from editor Laura Savatski explains how. Or, create a customized report of the stories from your institution that may be already in the database. For more information about the Better World Project, click here.More