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The Good Steward — Turning Federal R&D into Economic Growth
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What should we say about a steward that manages billions of dollars in public research funds not aimed at finding commercial products and turns them in to hundreds of billions of dollars in economic impact while supporting millions of jobs? You would think that a sincere "thank you" was in order. But many are saying that the system producing such riches is broken. Remarkable. More

Ohio Looks to Turn $2B College Research into Profit
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Ohio's universities are taking steps to help the state's economy get "back on its feet" by turning more of the $2 billion they do in research every year into new money-making technologies, products and services — and more jobs for Ohioans. Ohio needs more businesses and startup companies to partner with universities to help turn their inventions and classroom projects into viable ventures to bolster the state's economy, according to the Ohio Board of Regents. More

Northern Colorado Tech Transfer Fair Highlights Value of Federal Research
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A potential vaccine to prevent dengue fever doesn't do anyone any good if it's sitting in a freezer with no way to get to market, a federal biochemist said Tuesday. Claire Huang, speaking at the inaugural Northern Colorado Technology Transfer Fair, described her work on a vaccine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab in Fort Collins. Mosquito-borne dengue fever affects 50 million to 100 million people a year worldwide, and its severe forms such as dengue hemorrhagic fever cause 22,000 deaths annually. Researchers have yet to develop a working vaccine, in part because the virus has four different types. Huang's vaccine candidate addresses all four types. Its promise in preventing dengue fever attracted the attention of the founders of a Fort Collins company, Inviragen, which now is engaged in clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. More

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Strengthening the Link Between Industry and University Research: Part 1
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When thinking about developing new technologies, universities bring valuable resources to the table. Among these are: research — basic and otherwise; access to funding; access to the latest, most up-to-date knowledge base; access to physical assets (i.e. technology, specialized equipment, etc.) and more. Universities that spin off research to companies to create viable products and services is a win-win situation. It sounds easy but can be difficult to achieve, which means the full potential of some technologies are never fully realized. So how can we break down some of the barriers that exist between industry and universities to accelerate the tech transfer process? More

Strengthening the Link Between Industry and University Research: Part 2
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How do you get two different cultures — universities and private enterprise — to work together and collaborate to develop industries and create jobs? In my previous post, I talked about the role of universities as a hub of innovation and technology research. However, translating university research into successful products and solutions has its challenges. One of the things that struck me was the importance of building strong relationships between universities and companies. While universities and industry have different missions and cultures, there are mutual benefits to these collaborations. More

UT-Pan American Tech Startup Shows Impact of Foreign-born Grads
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The University of Texas-Pan American's first technology startup company can teach the nation how foreign-born graduates can reinvent the U.S. economy, according to a report from the Partner-ship for a New American Economy. That organization — whose members include hundreds of mayors and business leaders from across the country — highlighted the McAllen-based FibeRio Technology Corp. in a June report titled "Patent Pend-ing: How immigrants are reinventing the American economy." More

Colorado's Advanced Conductor Technologies Looks to Revolutionize High-temp Cables
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Many know Boulder as a hub for technology and innovation. A new company, Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC, is hoping to further solidify that reputation. Founded by Danko van der Laan, a researcher at the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the company's focus is on commercializing high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables. Van der Laan believes his new technology may help revolutionize how HTS cables are used. More

Student Hybrid Car Project Could Bring Millions to Tennessee University
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Could the next Gatorade be a hybrid car? That's what one professor at Middle Tennessee State University is hoping as he looks to commercialize a plug-in hybrid conversion kit developed with the help of engineering students at the school. Charles Perry, Ph.D., a 28-year IBM veteran with "a lot" of patents to his name and current holder of the school's Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, has been working with students over the past five years on a practical learning project to engineer an electric propulsion system that he says can be retrofitted onto just about any vehicle and double its fuel economy. More

Breaking the Barriers for Low-cost Energy Storage: Battery Could Help Transition to Renewable Energy Sources
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A team of researchers has developed a cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly battery that could be used to store energy at solar power plants for a rainy day. Led by Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the team developed an air-breathing battery that uses the chemical energy generated by the oxidation of iron plates that are exposed to the oxygen in the air — a process similar to rusting. "Iron is cheap and air is free," Narayan said. "It's the future." More

Investment in University Spin-out Develops Super-Bug Treatments
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Rivers Capital Partners have invested in Newcastle University drugs spin-out firm, in their first foray into the bio-technology industry. Advised by Muckle LLP, Rivers invested an undisclosed sum in Demuris, which is developing antibiotics aimed at tackling problematic infections such as MRSA, E-Coli and Psudomonas aeruginosa. The company was founded by cell and molecular biologist Professor Jeff Errington, Demuris' Chairman and Director of Drug Development. Professor Errington founded the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology at Newcastle University; the world's largest grouping of researchers working on fundamental studies of bacterial cells. Peter Robinson, a partner and head of Early Stage and Private Equity Team at Muckle LLP, acted on behalf of Rivers Capital in the deal. More

Team Develops High-performance Flexible Solid-State Battery
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The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a high performance flexible all-solid-state battery, an essential energy source for flexible displays. The technological advance of thin and light flexible display has encouraged the development of flexible batteries with a high power density and thermal stability. More

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AUTM Announces Annual Meeting 2013 Keynote Speaker, Fireside Chat Guest
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The AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting, Feb. 27 - March 2, San Antonio, TX USA will offer many new sessions on hot topics. The Annual Meeting Planning Committee has just announced the keynote speaker and this year's Fireside Chat participant.

Judge Randall Rader, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will speak about recent court decisions and the potential impact of the America Invents Act on technology transfer, among other issues, at our fireside chat on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 – 7 p.m.

The 2013 Annual Meeting keynote speaker will be Eric Ries, an entrepreneur and author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned. Ries will speak during the plenary session on Feb. 28.

AUTM to Release Licensing Survey Highlights, Data Appendix, Aug. 27
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For the past several years, AUTM has released highlights of its annual Licensing Activity Survey to AUTM members several months prior to the release of the survey reports.

This year, in an effort to provide members and survey participants with meaningful survey data sooner, AUTM will make the institution-specific information (data appendix) available at the same time as the Highlights of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2011 and the Highlights of the AUTM Canadian Licensing Activity Survey: FY2011.

If your institution participated in the survey, you are entitled to a complimentary copy of the highlights and the data appendix that you may share with your institution’s stakeholders. This complimentary copy will be send to the person who completed the survey for your institution on Aug. 27. Institutions that did not participate in the survey may purchase the data appendix online Aug. 27.

Clemson Receives Grant to Advance Key Surgical Procedure
(Clemson University)

Sun Monitor Set to Go to Market
(University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)

Ultrasound Software Spin-out to Save NHS Millions
(University of Oxford)


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