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National Science Foundation Scales Up Entrepreneurship Program
The National Science Foundation will fund a major expansion of its Innovation Corps program, in an effort to teach NSF-funded university researchers how to build profitable startups around their technologies. In its initial stages, the two-year-old "I-Corps" program has flown researchers to Stanford University, the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech for prototype versions of the "Lean Launchpad" course originally developed at Stanford by serial entrepreneur and startup guru Steve Blank. Now the program is spreading to nine more universities, which have been singled out for three-year grants totaling $11.2 million.
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ATCC Master Deposit Agreement

ATCC serves researchers by characterizing, preserving and distributing biomaterials to the research community. We invite you, our colleagues in the technology transfer and research communities, to partner with us through a master deposit agreement for worldwide distribution of your novel cell lines,bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. AUTM Booth # 401

Arkansas-Little Rock Program Will Help Researchers Go From 'Lab to Launch'
Arkansas Business
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will host "Lab2Launch," a one-day commercialization training event for university researchers and high-tech entrepreneurs, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on March 12. According to a UALR news release, participants will learn how to move scientific discoveries and new technologies toward commercialization.
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10 Tips for Successful Cell Therapy Tech Transfer
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Technology transfer is a foundation for the successful transfer and implementation of the technical know-how from the client to the contract development and manufacturing organization. It should establish an effective communication between the parties, clearly define roles, responsibilities and expectations of the project, and properly position future manufacturing efforts. Follow these 10 tips to transfer and implement technical know-how from clients to CDMOs.
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University's Own Migraine Glasses Research Seeks Crowdfunding via RocketHub
Upstart Business Journal
The Axon Optics RocketHub campaign for eyeglasses that provide migraine relief may look like any other crowdfunding effort. The difference is that the technology that powers the glasses came from an ophthalmologist at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and a researcher from the university's department of electrical engineering.
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Canadian Universities Getting More and More Ideas to Market
The Vancouver Sun
Richard Fedorak, M.D. had an idea for a new medical test to help prevent colon cancer, one that appeared to have commercial value. A doctor of medicine, and researcher with 400 published articles he is an international expert on intestinal disorders. But he had no experience as an entrepreneur, marketer or corporate executive. Just days before the publication of an article on his test — one that would have put his method into the public domain — Fedorak was contacted by TEC Edmonton, a business accelerator that serves as a conduit for innovative technology developments at the University of Alberta.
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18-Year-Old Student Launches Eye-scanning Flash Drive Startup
Maryville Daily Forum
Like a lot of businesses, this one grew out of Aakash Patel's frustration over a common problem, the hassle of keyboarding in a password to access a secure USB data storage device – the flash drive a lot of people these days wear on a keychain or keep handy in a shirt pocket. So, he's developing the BlurPort, a drive which, when used in conjunction with a smartphone, can be accessed through a scanned image unique to the user, such as an eye, finger or other physical feature.
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AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting
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    NAI Conference Feb. 21-22, 2013

    Register now for the 2nd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Feb. 21-22 in Tampa, Florida. Keynotes by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Margaret Focarino and National Medal of Technology & Innovation winner Robert Langer of MIT. Induction of the 100 NAI Charter Fellows. Register and read more

    AUTM Webinars
    AUTM professional development webinars provide year-round education and enable participants to learn and stay current on trending technology transfer issues from the comfort and convenience of their desks. AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price.

    Upcoming Webinars:
    March 13, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Export Control Basics for Administrative and Support Staff

    April 26, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Introduction to Chinese Law and Patent Enforcement

    June 6, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    U.S. Patent Application Process — From Start to Finish

    June 18, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Small Technology Transfer Offices: Making a Little Go a Long Way

    Aug. 21, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Negotiation of License Agreements

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    New AUTM Professional Development Opportunities
    Watch your inbox and in the coming months for information on two new professional development opportunities: AUTM University and Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices Workshop. Details to follow!
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    MPEG LA Continues to Expand Librassay with Addition of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    (MPEG LA)

    Magnetic Bracelet Implant Can Ease Chronic Heartburn
    (University of Southern California)

    Brown Researchers Build Robotic Bat Wing
    (Brown University)

    3-D Printed Ear Looks Terrifyingly Real
    (Cornell University)


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