AUTM Newsbrief
Sep. 19, 2013

The University of Texas System: Biomedical Innovation Focus
Member institutions of the University of Texas System are regularly involved with the development of technological inventions, especially those related to biomedical industries. Some of these developments have received federal funding, giving the U.S. government some rights, but each of the following are solely assigned to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System.More

Temple Sees Big Growth in Research Funding, Licensing Income
Philadelphia Business Journal
Temple University had a good year for research in 2012-2013. Temple said it received $145.2 million for research in its last fiscal year, up from $120.6 million the year before. Those figures exclude Fox Chase Cancer Center, which joined the Temple University Health System last year. Including the $43.4 million in grants it received for research, Temple got $188.6 million for research in its 2012-2013 fiscal year.More

University of South Florida Research Funding Tops 413 Million
University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft has announced that the university received a record $413,631,188 in research funding during the 2012-2013 academic year. The research totals beat last year's record $411.1 million by 1 percent, a significant achievement in light of the current slowdown in federal funding resulting from the budget sequestration.More

Mayo Clinic Joins the Arizona Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator
Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic have announced that Mayo will become a technology transfer participant to join Arizona Furnace, the startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial teams using designated research discoveries and intellectual property as the basis for new companies.More

Driving Innovation in Breast Cancer: Startup Challenge
The Center for Advancing Innovation
The Avon Foundation, The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and The Center for Advancing Innovation are partnering to accelerate and increase the volume of technology transfer and commercialization of federal agency and Avon Foundation grantee inventions. Using selected NCI inventions from the Department of Health and Human Services patent portfolio and an Avon Foundation grantee invention, they are organizing a "first of a kind" national, university student-based startup competition (that may also involve faculty, alumni, regional entrepreneurs and other professionals). This challenge provides an opportunity for students to develop a business plan for an innovative technology and launch a startup.More

EndoInSight wins NSF I-Corps Grant
Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Pietro Valdastri and Byron Smith have worked closely with Vanderbilt gastroenterologist Keith Obstein to design a device that can be attached to a standard endoscope in order to administer CO2 during colonoscopy. According to Smith, the device "uses an acid-based solution to generate an effervescent reaction that produces CO2, essentially the same chemicals found in Alka-Seltzer." To bring this new technology to market, Smith formed a new company, EndoInSight.More

AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting
It isn't too late to register for the AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Portland, OR. The AUTM Western Region Meeting will feature an exciting program of educational and networking events designed to provide insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals.More

Become an AUTM Sponsor
AUTM offers many ways for your organization to increase its visibility within the technology transfer community. Consider sponsoring the Western Region Meeting. A variety of sponsorship levels are available, or consider a customized sponsorship package. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and pricing, visit the AUTM website or contact Madhuri Carson at 847-753-5217.More

AUTM TOOLS and Essentials Courses Allow Participants to
Tailor Learning

These AUTM courses are held concurrently so that participants may attend sessions from both courses, tailoring their learning to their own background experiences and interests. The courses will take place Oct. 23-25 at the InterContinental Dallas in Dallas, TX.


AUTM Small Tech Transfer Office Course
The AUTM course, "Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices," is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24 at the InterContinental Dallas in Dallas, TX. The course was conceived by a group of dedicated AUTM volunteers who recognized that many best practices in technology transfer are hard to execute with limited resources. Sessions feature speakers that understand what it's like to do more with less. Large offices struggling to work within an increasingly reduced budget also are welcomed. Register.More

AUTM to Provide Funding for Member Videos that Put a Face on
Technology Transfer

Show the world how a commercialized technology from your institution is benefitting the public, and say it through video. AUTM announces our newest program: Put a Face on It. We're inviting all of our members to pitch us an idea for a video that will showcase a commercialized invention and feature the person who benefited from this technology. You could receive up to $3,000 to cover production costs. See an example video here.More

AUTM Asia 2014
Register today to attend AUTM Asia 2014. This meeting, scheduled for April 9-11 at the Grand Hyatt Taipei in Taiwan, brings academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs together to examine the latest issues related to commercializing technology.

Visit the AUTM Asia 2014 website. Registration. View the program.More

Growth in Licensing and Industry Funding Spurs Oregon State Research
Nanotechnology Now
Oregon State University recorded its best year ever in technology licensing — nearly tripling what it earned five years ago — during the last fiscal year. The statistics cushioned a nearly 13 percent decline in federal funding stemming largely from budget cuts.More

Cornell's NYC Tech Campus a Positive for School
The Ithaca Journal via
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Cornell University's New York City Tech Campus isn't a sign of less focus on Ithaca, N.Y., but rather a push to foster more entrepreneurship in both locations, the head of the university's College of Engineering told an audience of Tompkins County business people.More

New Bayh-Dole Talking Points
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published "Patents, Profits, and the American People — The Bayh–Dole Act of 1980," an opinion piece by Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., which criticized the Bayh-Dole Act and called for Congress to "recalibrate" the legislation.More

Register Now for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, set for Feb. 19-22 in San Francisco, CA. The AUTM Annual Meeting, which will take place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, is the largest in-person gathering of academic technology transfer professionals. No other meeting offers this level of access to hundreds of decision makers for one low registration fee. Attendance is open to everyone. Register.More

AUTM Announces 2014 Business Plan Competition
AUTM is seeking academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies to participate in the AUTM 2014 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition, taking place Feb. 21 during the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The first-place startup company will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Application deadline is Sept. 30.

Learn more and apply online.More

AUTM Webinars
AUTM has announced the following webinars:

To view the complete list of upcoming webinars, click here. AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.More