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Purdue Program Aims to Boost Commercialization
Inside Indiana Business
A group of Purdue University faculty is leading an effort to increase commercialism and entrepreneurship at the school. Deliberate Innovation for Faculty focuses on setting long-term commercialization goals during early-stage research.
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Oxford Spin-out to Use Ultrasound to Treat Cancer and Back Pain
Angel News
An Oxford University spin-out company will use ultrasound technology to deliver advanced therapies for difficult-to-treat cancers and chronic low back pain. Isis Innovation, the university's technology transfer company, announced that OxSonics has raised millions to develop the technology which uses ultrasound devices in combination with ultrasound-sensitive nanoparticles. The technology can provide real-time on-screen feedback to the clinician about where and when drug delivery or surgery has been successful.
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Michigan's University Research Corridor Ranks High Among Leading
US Clusters

Michigan State University
Michigan's University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines research and development spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new economic impact report.
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NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process
National Renewable Energy Laboratory via
A microbe capable of digesting methane could save countless tons of greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere during the hydraulic fracturing process. Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are working with colleagues at the University of Washington, LanzaTech and Johnson Matthey to develop microbes that convert the methane found in natural gas into liquid diesel fuel.
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  NAI Conference March 6-7, 2014

Register now for the 3rd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 6-7 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Conference features world class speakers, “Night at the Museum” event in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian, and the induction of the 2013 NAI Fellows. Register and read more

Virginia Innovation Partnership Awards $800,000 to 18 University
Research Projects

A Virginia statewide network dedicated to boosting local innovation and economic growth awarded $800,000 to 18 university research projects this year. The Virginia Innovation Partnership — a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce i6 Challenge — selected a whole slew of impressive, early-stage researchers to fund in order to help them progress through the "proof of concept" stage.
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Arizona Solution for Deadly Shrimp Disease to Become Available Worldwide
The University of Arizona
A bacterial disease called early mortality syndrome is killing off the stocks of the world's three largest shrimp producers: Thailand, China and Vietnam. University of Arizona researchers have developed a rapid screening test to detect disease-causing bacteria in commercial shrimp farms.
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AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting — Register Today and Save $100
Pre-registration ends Jan. 30

There is so much to do at the AUTM Annual Meeting. Between partnering meetings, networking events, sessions, mini courses and fun activities, the hardest part about the meeting is deciding how to spend your time.

First things first, if you haven't yet registered, do that TODAY. The pre-registration deadline ends Jan. 30, so register now and save $100 off the on-site registration fee.

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

Accommodations & travel information. Detailed program.

Second, maximize your time by choosing sessions that are right for you. To make this easy, check out our session picker, which allows you to filter sessions by track or experience level. Find workshops that are right for you.

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AUTM Connect™ Now Available for 2014 Annual Meeting
The AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting online partnering tool, AUTM Connect™, sponsored by MacMillan Sobanski & Todd LLC, is now available. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy to market your technologies, effortlessly set up meetings, find nearby restaurants and cafés for your offsite meetings and get started on your next deal.

With AUTM Connect™, you can:
  • Upload your photo
  • Tell attendees a little bit about yourself
  • Organize your schedule
To download the free AUTM Connect™ app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play (for Android) and type "AUTM" in the search field.

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AUTM Annual Meeting Exhibit and Advertising Opportunities
Exhibit Hall — SOLD OUT
The AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall has sold out! If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please click here to email your message of interest.

Advertising Opportunity
Get your message into the hands of every attendee in San Francisco via a registration bag insert. This opportunity is available to a limited number of companies. Offer includes one printed piece per bag.

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

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AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course
Maximize your time at the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

This CLP Exam Review Course helps professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified professionals, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants’ results. The one-day review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the experts. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80 percent passed.

To learn more and to register, visit the LES website.

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Calling All Industry Members!
The AUTM Membership Committee will be focusing on how AUTM can better serve our industry colleagues in 2014. Your input is needed. Join us for a conference call at 2 p.m. EST, Jan. 28. Dial 1-800-503-2899 and access code 6808126. RSVPs are requested, but not required. Email to RSVP and/or request an international toll-free number.
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AUTM Asia 2014: Early Registration Deadline Jan. 31
Register by the early registration deadline of Friday, Jan. 31, and save $50! AUTM Asia 2014 is the largest gathering of academic research institutions, industry technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs in Asia. This meeting brings academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs together to examine the latest issues related to commercializing technology.

April 9-11, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Visit the AUTM Asia 2014 website. Watch the video. Registration. View the program.

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Young Scientist Exchange Takes UConn Researcher to Japan
UConn Today
University of Connecticut researcher Anson Ma recently participated in a prestigious U.S.-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Program that enabled him to spend five days visiting top Japanese universities and research centers, where he presented his research on rheology and processing of nanofluids and met with fellow young researchers.

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Baltic Startup Accelerator Cooperates with Cal
The Baltic Course
The biggest Vilnius-based Baltic startup accelerator StartupHighway started the partnership with the one of the most famous universities in the world, the University of California at Berkeley. In the accelerator of this spring, the best participants will be able to continue the creation of their business in the prestigious incubator Skydeck settled near the Berkeley campus.

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Startup Kinvolved Ties Attendance to School Success
The Journal
A startup company working to improve high school graduation rates is beginning to expand its footprint. Founded by two New York University Wagner alumna, Kinvolved has developed a cloud-based system that simplifies keeping attendance records, creates contact with families and promotes the importance of school attendance.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price. AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.
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AUTM 2014 Eastern Region Meeting: Call for Topics
The AUTM Eastern Region Planning Committee invites you to suggest topics for the AUTM 2014 Eastern Region Meeting, which will take place on Sept. 18-19 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA.

To submit a topic, complete an application and return it to AUTM by Jan. 30. If you have any questions, contact Melinda Briggs at AUTM headquarters, or at 847-559-0846. Submit your ideas today!

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AUTM Royalty and Deals Database Needs YOUR Deals
AUTM has launched the data collection phase for the new AUTM Royalty and Deals Database, a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

We Need Your Deals!
AUTM directors were sent login instructions last month. If you will be responsible for entering deals for your institution and you did not receive an email with your login and a link to the database, contact

To make the Royalty and Deals Database as successful and meaningful as possible, please visit the database here 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 Royalty and Deals Database based on the number deals contributed.

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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    North Carolina State Partners with HQ Raleigh to Link Startups, Entrepreneurs (WRAL TechWire)
SCRA, Tao Life Sciences License 1st Medical Device (GSA Business)
UALR Connects Researchers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Baltic Startup Accelerator Cooperates with Cal (The Baltic Course)
Alabama Startup Company Receives $150,000 NSF Grant (The Crimson White)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

NEW! AUTM Partnering Forums
In 2014, AUTM will offer new networking events designed to allow you to connect with industry partners in a smaller setting. The AUTM Partnering Forums will be 1-2 day business development meetings, and each will focus on a specific industry niche. Several more AUTM Partnering Forums will be scheduled in 2014. Look for more information in the coming months.

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

This new business development meeting will be a unique opportunity to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the medical imaging technology sector.

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Call for Finance Volunteers
AUTM is seeking individuals with a strong understanding or experience in non-profit finance to volunteer on its finance portfolio. Positions are open on the Finance, Audit and Investment committees.

Finance Committee Opportunities
Audit Committee Opportunities

Click here to find general information about volunteering with AUTM.

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New Leaders Seek to Build Partnerships to Help University Technologies Flourish
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Japan Proposes Agricultural Cooperation with ASEAN Universities
(Antara News)

EDC Program Targets Growth Obstacles
(Inside Indiana Business)

Indian Telecoms Smarts Up With Hydrogen Boost
(Global University Venturing)


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