AUTM Newsbrief
Sep. 26, 2013

Survey: Innovative University of Virginia Ventures Create Economic Growth
University of Virginia
Business ventures with research-and-development ties to the University of Virginia have created more than 850 jobs and pumped millions of dollars into the regional and state economies, according to a new report by U. Va. Innovation. The report is based on U. Va. Innovation's inaugural venture survey, distributed to 53 active companies founded on the university’s research discoveries. More

Researchers Receive Grants Aimed at Technology Commercialization
Penn State University
Four research projects with high potential for technology commercialization have received grants through a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences program designed to spur innovation. The college's Research Applications for Innovation Grants provide financial support that enables researchers in the college to realize the commercial potential of ongoing research projects. More

Kansas Boosts Tech Transfer
Global University Venturing
The University of Kansas has renamed its tech transfer unit to University of Kansas Innovation and Collaboration (KUIC) following recent success in commercialization and licensing. Over the past two years, KUIC has grown its licensing revenue from $1 million to $11 million, doubled the number of patents issued from 2012 to 2013 and received over $9 million in corporate-backed research funding. More

Missouri Tech Expo Showcases Inventions, Research
The Maneater
Researchers and professors from The University of Missouri System schools attended the 2013 Missouri Technology Expo on Sept. 19, where they pitched their inventions and research breakthroughs to potential investors. The expo opened its doors to researchers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. More

USTAR Partners Release Annual Reports Detailing Achievements
Utah Policy
The University of Utah has a rich ecosystem driving innovation in many forms. Faculty, students and community members all play a role in the diverse landscape. The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative is proud to be one of the community partners helping to drive the innovation community on the campus. With innovative researchers imbedded in several university departments, USTAR is dedicated to developing new technologies while helping promote the bigger story of development and discovery. More

Horizon Licenses Harvard University Gene-Editing Technology
Drug Discovery and Development
Horizon Discovery has entered into a nonexclusive license agreement with Harvard University to access intellectual property related to the commercialization of CRISPR gene-editing technology for research use. More

Universities Struggle to Make Patents Pay
United States patent number 7,023,435 almost didn't happen. The application, which covered a way of imaging a surface, was rejected four times by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. But the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, which filed the patent, fought back — and prevailed. More

AUTM TOOLS and Essentials Courses Allow Participants to Tailor Learning
Oct. 23 – 25, InterContinental Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

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.


AUTM Small Tech Transfer Office Course
Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
Oct. 23 – 24, InterContinental Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

This 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 are welcomed, too!

Download the program. View the schedule. Register. Book accommodations. More

AUTM Asia 2014
April 9-11, 2014, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Register today to attend AUTM Asia 2014. This meeting brings academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs together to examine the latest issues related to commercializing technology.

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

Register Now for AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
Feb. 19–22, 2014, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA, USA

It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, 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 online. Hotel & travel information. Detailed program.

Need to register by mail or fax? Download a registration form here.More

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, but each of the following are solely assigned to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System.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.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.More

Annual Meeting Advertising Opportunities
Make a statement at the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting through advertising — an affordable way to reinforce your brand or introduce your company to the largest in-person gathering of academic technology transfer professionals.

For pricing or to secure ad space, download an advertising application. 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, USA.

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

AUTM Announces Medical Device Impact Study RFP
AUTM, through the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, is seeking proposals from individuals that can determine — through research — the impact of academic institutions and academic medical centers on the development of medical devices used in health care. The selected party will conduct the research and produce a report detailing the impact academia has had on the development of medical devices on the market, complete with corresponding research strategy, methodology and support data.

The study award amount will depend on budgetary needs for the winning proposal but will fall within the range of $40,000-$60,000 for the entire term of the study. Read the RFP here for full details. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 11.

Questions? Contact Chrys Gwellem at AUTM headquarters at 847-559-0846, Ext. 360 or via email. More