|Jun. 26, 2014|
How Valuable Is Technology Transfer?
Technology transfer brings more than licensing and royalty revenues to universities — from sparking economic development to providing solutions to global healthcare challenges. An article from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) examines the impact of the landmark 1980 legislation that ushered in today's technology transfer and its resulting and far-reaching benefits. More
Vermont Startup Can Power Trillions of Sensors in Everyday Objects
The University of Vermont
IoT might sound like the latest new texting acronym. What it actually stands for is more serious: a technology revolution waiting in the wings called the "Internet of Things." In a few short years, trillions of wireless sensors — embedded in everything from buildings to vehicles to household appliances to the bloodstream, up from 10 billion shipped annually today — will convey data of every type, over the Internet, to interested parties of every kind. Technology conceived at the University of Vermont could bring the sensor-driven IoT world closer to reality by helping overcome its Achilles' heel: How all those sensors will be powered, given the impracticality and expense of installing and changing batteries. More
MYOS Corporation Establishes Research Relationship with Rutgers University in Muscle Science
Marketwired via EIN News
MYOS Corporation, an emerging biotherapeutics and bionutrition company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve muscle health and performance, announced that it has entered into a three-year Master Service Agreement to engage Rutgers researchers in a program which will expand MYOS' basic science platform for further development of the first clinically proven natural myostatin inhibitor and other proprietary MYOS product formulations. More
Purdue Technology Could Reduce Falls
Lafayette Journal and Courier
A smartphone worn on the waist to measure gait is one of the most recent innovations developed at Purdue University. The technology, being commercialized as SmartGait, is designed as a tool to aid health care officials in assessing a person's risk of falling, including the elderly and those with Parkinson's disease.More
Regulus Announces Patent Grant from US Patent Office in Stanford-Owned Sarnow Patent Estate
PRNewswire via The Wall Street Journal
Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, has announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent in the company's exclusively licensed Sarnow patent estate, owned by Stanford University, for claims related to targeting microRNA-122 for the treatment of HCV in combination with other antiviral therapies.More
Fireside Speaker at AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting: Steve Blank,
Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author, will be the fireside speaker for the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting, scheduled Feb. 22-25 in New Orleans.
His bestselling "The Startup Owner's Manual" offers a step-by-step guide to building a successful company. Steve's earlier "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" is credited with helping launch the Lean Startup movement.
Blank's hands-on Lean LanchPad course was adopted by the National Science Foundation for its Innovation Corps, training engineers and scientists to take ideas from university lab to market. For more details on the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting, click here. More
AUTM 2014 Region Meetings
AUTM region meetings bring diverse programs of interest to experienced and new-technology-transfer professionals. Focused on best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization, each meeting provides a forum for members to connect, exchange ideas and gain valuable contacts.
Region Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship of AUTM Region Meetings underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field. For details, email Madhuri Carson, or call 847-753-5217.More
AUTM Accepting Scholarship and Literature Review Prize Applications
AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new professionals pursuing a career in academic technology transfer.More
Videos Spotlight Lives Transformed by Technology Transfer: Apply For
AUTM's Put a Face On It video project enables technology transfer offices to show how their university-developed innovations personally transform lives.
This is an opportunity for your office to produce a powerful, compelling video — for internal and external stakeholders — about the value technology transfer professionals deliver to the university and community. A limited number of grants are available to cover up to $3,000 of video production costs for qualified submissions.
Learn how to apply for your grant here.More
AUTM Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT)
Database Needs YOUR Deals
Wouldn't it be great to have access to a database full of useful deal information? The good news is you can!
AUTM has launched the Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.
But we can't do it without you. We need your deals! Visit the database and input your data as soon as possible. As a thank you, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.
Enter your deals today! By now, you should have received an email with your login. If not, email Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database. He's also available to answer any questions you have.
AUTM Partnering Forum: Neurologic and Orthopedic Medical
This new business development meeting presents a unique opportunity to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the neurologic and orthopedic medical device technology sector.
Includes a reverse showcase of presentations from industry partners highlighting technological areas of interest and how to best work with them; short panel sessions dealing with technology transfer topics relevant to neurologic and orthopaedic medical devices; and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one partnering.
Hosted by Wake Forest Innovations
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Registration Information — Register today!
Hotel and Travel Information. View Schedule at a Glance
Sponsorship of an AUTM Partnering Forum underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field and helps AUTM keep registration fees low — allowing technology transfer professionals from all backgrounds and skill levels to attend.
Contact Madhuri Carson either via email or by phone at 847-753-5217 with any questions.
Download the sponsorship application now.More
Center Aids Rutgers in Turning Innovation into Commercial Success
A program to demystify the complex and often-capricious process of moving technological innovations into the marketplace is taking root in the Rutgers School of Engineering. The Center for Innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies helps Rutgers innovators recognize the commercial potential in their work and tailor research methods to maximize commercial potential.More
Virginia Researchers to Share $550,000 Grant
The Associated Press via WDBJ-TV
Four University of Virginia researchers are sharing a $550,000 award to help drive economic growth in the state. The funding, from Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, provides awards from a fund to advance science and technology-based research, development and commercialization.More
Grants Help 3 Florida State Researchers Commercialize
Three researchers at Florida State University are recipients of a total $62,000 in grants this month to explore the commercial business potential of their discoveries. Alexey Kovalev, Branko Stefanovic and Mei Zhang were candidates for the funding provided through the FSU Office of Research under GAP, the university's Grant Assistance Program.More
Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
This two-day course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of working in small offices. Learn how to make the most out of your small office with limited resources, while engaging in comprehensive discussions on the topics that matter to you most.
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO, USA
Registration Information — Register today!
Hotel and Travel Information. Schedule at a Glance. Download Preliminary Program.More
Save the Dates for Upcoming AUTM Courses
Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)
Oct. 13–15 Register Today!
Denver, CO, USA
The TOOLS course is designed for professionals responsible for the administration of a technology transfer office. Critical issues of compliance and using iEdison will be explored, along with finding efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data.
Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course
Oct. 13–15 Register Today!
Denver, CO, USA
The Essentials course teaches skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.
Partnering Forum — Energy Technologies
Oct. 22–23 Save the Date
Houston, TX, USA
Join AUTM at Rice University for a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the energy technology sector.More
AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
This AUTM business development course focuses on the medical device industry and how regulatory, legal and business issues affect commercializing technologies in the medical device space.
Topics covered will include:
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.
Life Science Licenses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Explores the key issues faced in negotiating and drafting licensing transactions, including scope of grant, territory definition, term of license, payment considerations, offsets and much more.
Maximizing Licensing Opportunities in Research Tools
This webinar focuses on how to maximize licensing opportunities and the best practices to consider when negotiating.
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 the Florida State University: Carbon Nanotechnology Lowers Cost of Hydrogen Fuel Cell. Take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the featured stories.
For more information about the Better World Project, click here.More