AUTM Newsbrief
Nov. 21, 2013

You'll Never Guess Where the New Centers of Innovation Are
Two important reports have been released that should make people optimistic about the future of the American economy. The first was a report by the Science Coalition, a group of American research universities that highlighted over 100 companies created by federally funded research. The second report was from the White House and U.S. Department of Commerce about the growing importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to American universities. More

Colorado State Precipitation Data to Be Used Globally
The Coloradoan
Precipitation data collected by Colorado State University's (CSU) Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere is going global with the help of a local software company. CSU is partnering with aWhere, a software company based in Wheat Ridge, to make satellite-generated precipitation data for developing regions of Africa, Asia and Central America available to the public. More

UCC Incubator Credits Tech Transfer With Creation of 100 Jobs
Silicon Republic
University College Cork (UCC) said that startups, spinouts and various tech companies that have emerged from its startup incubator, GatewayUCC, have created 100 new jobs. "Supporting job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the knowledge-based sector is a key remit of GatewayUCC," according to Myriam Cronin, manager of GatewayUCC. More

How Tech Gets from the Lab to the Marketplace
The Times of Israel
If the phrase "A better life through science" hasn't yet been copyrighted, Yissum, the technology transfer company of Hebrew University, may want to grab it. From medicine to environmental technology to information systems, Hebrew University scientists have developed a wide range of important technologies, and thanks to Yissum, those technologies are now available to help people around the world. More

Innovation Commercialization Center 'Pivots' to Grow New Hampshire's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
New Hampshire Business Review
Call it a reset, pivot or serious makeover, but whatever it's called, Mark Kaplan, the chief executive officer of the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center, is determined to take the young organization to the next stage as fast as possible. Founded in 2010, the NH-ICC was created to accelerate job growth and the development of early-stage, high-tech companies. More

Ryerson University Startup Unveils Real-Time Traffic App for
Ottawa Commuters

Global News
Ottawa Nav, a free traffic management app recently released, is not your average traffic app. Created by the City of Ottawa and Flybits, an emerging startup out of Ryerson University, the app connects users to the city's infrastructure information to deliver real-time traffic and route information. More

Boise State University Launches 'The StartUp Shop' for Entrepreneurs
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Boise State University, in conjunction with the TECenter, is launching The StartUp Shop, a new project designed to jump start economic development in the Boise valley. The first StartUp Shop, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, will connect people with new business ideas to partners, entities and programs that can support them in their entrepreneurial journey. More

Arts and Technology Converge at Ortelia Product Launch
The University of Queensland
Digital technology and the arts sector will come to the fore at the commercial launch of two new products from Ortelia. The launch, to be hosted by The University of Queensland Art Museum, will showcase the products which model virtual environments in the online world, providing interactive, educational and innovative 3-D services for art galleries, museums, theaters and the education sector. More

AUTM 2014 Board of Directors Election Results
The election for AUTM's 2014 Board of Directors is complete. A total of 265 members voted in this election, and the results are:

Congratulations to the new AUTM Board members. They will begin their terms at the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. More

AUTM Membership Renewal
It's time to reiterate your commitment to lifelong learning and confirm your affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2014. If you're planning to attend the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, Feb. 19-22, in San Francisco, CA, your membership discount for this meeting alone will more than offset the cost of your membership. There are plenty of other membership features and benefits, too. Read about them here.

For more information, contact AUTM headquarters at or 1-847-559-0846.More

Register Now for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, being held Feb. 19–22, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, USA.

The AUTM Annual Meeting 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 online now. Accommodations & travel information. Detailed program.More

Expand Your Reach at the AUTM Annual Meeting
Exhibit space at AUTM’s Annual Meeting is going fast. Don't miss this opportunity to secure your space in our packed exhibit hall. You'll get one-on-one contact with leaders in the technology transfer field, gain valuable face-to-face time with your existing customers and have a rare opportunity to build new leads for future business.

Collecting leads will be easier than ever. Take advantage of the lead retrieval option via the exhibitor services kit. Download the exhibitor prospectus and contract. More

Udall Stresses Tech Transfer Initiative, Collaboration Efforts
Albuquerque Business First
The heads of the state of New Mexico's federal research labs and major research universities met to discuss ways to bring more of the technology they're developing to the private sector. The group, known as the Collaborative Research & Development Council, came together for its inaugural summit at the request of Sen. Tom Udall.More

New Service Helps Local Entrepreneurs Raise Capital
Missouri University of Science and Technology
The office of technology transfer and economic development at Missouri University of Science and Technology is launching a new service to help entrepreneurs in the Rolla, Mo., area raise capital.More

Purdue, GE Form Innovation Partnership
Inside Indiana Business
Purdue University and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process. The agreement will merge the expertise of GE's corporate technology commercialization group with innovations being developed at Purdue to commercialize new technologies.More

AUTM's 40th Anniversary Celebration
AUTM celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, and we'll kick off the yearlong celebration at the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting. While there will be some nods to the past, the celebration will be very forward thinking, and AUTM needs YOUR help!

The Next 40 Years in Technology Transfer: So much has happened in the last 40 years. What do you think will happen in the next 40 years? Submit your ideas for what the future holds. Members will vote on their favorite!

Help Us Identify 40 University Innovations Worth Celebrating: Identify the innovations that have made the biggest impact. Share your creative ideas for a chance to have your idea featured on the AUTM website and at the Annual Meeting.

Submit your ideas the following ways:

Send AUTM Your Video Message: Congratulate AUTM on its 40th anniversary with a video message! We'll feature select video messages on the AUTM website, and also share them at the Annual Meeting. Send videos via email here.More

Last Call for 2014 AUTM Volunteer Award Nominations — Deadline Nov. 22
AUTM is accepting nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Service Awards. Bestowed annually, volunteer awards recognize significant contributions in shaping AUTM and advancing academic technology transfer globally. The nomination process is easy and an excellent way to single out the accomplishments of volunteers. Just complete a nomination form and email it to Aaron Adair at AUTM by Nov. 22. 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

Register Now for AUTM Asia 2014
Register today to attend AUTM Asia 2014, being held April 9-11, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan.

Over 600 people from industry, government and academic research institutions will participate in the conference, including noted experts from Asia, Europe and the United States. Discussions focus on important issues regarding innovation, protection and management of intellectual property, and entrepreneurship. The conference will also feature a technology exhibition, with participation by individual inventors, universities and renowned international companies.

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