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Tune Into AUTM Central Region Meeting
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What event is instrumental to your success? Find great insights, make valuable contacts and exchange new ideas at the AUTM 2015 Central Region Meeting, held July 20-22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Join more than 200 leaders in academic research and technology transfer for three days of thought-provoking speakers, workshops, and networking in the Music City. Register today.
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Arizona State University Researchers Develop Platform for Building Safe, Secure Medical Apps
MedicalApps
Many health and medical apps handle sensitive protective health information. And several are providing functionality that could harm the patient if the app doesn't function as it should. For these reasons, researchers at Arizona State University have developed some exciting tools to help ensure that the apps we recommend to our patients are safe and reliable.
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Seattle Biotech Teams with the University of Washington to Ramp Up
Drug Discoveries

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle biotech company Kineta Inc. has entered into a partnership with UW Medicine and the University of Washington's commercialization center CoMotion to bring more drug therapeutics to market. The new arrangement, called the Alliance for Innovation in Therapeutics, will identify, fund and develop promising new therapeutics emerging from UW, with the goal of commercializing more drug therapies.
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Central Florida Announces New Center for Applied Biomedical
Additive Manufacturing

O&P News via Healio
The University of Central Florida has partnered with nonprofit group Limbitless Solutions to develop the Center for Applied Biomedical Additive Manufacturing (CABAM), a resource for 3-D printed biomedical solutions. CABAM will be "a hub of innovation that will blend art, medical and engineering disciplines," according to a press release.
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Louisville Receives NIH REACH Award to Create New ExCITE Hub Program
The Medical News
The University of Louisville announced today that a grant from the National Institutes of Health will combine with matching funds from the university to create a new $6.1 million initiative to commercialize discoveries made by Louisville researchers. Louisville is one of just three institutions in the United States selected as a Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) by the NIH. The REACH award consists of $3 million over three years matched by an additional $3.1 million from Louisville.
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Accelerate Your Biotech Startup
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Join a new, three-day program offered by AUTM, BIO and experienced iCorps instructors. Save time and money in your startup's customer discovery. This course accelerates training, customer discovery and firm formation by leveraging intensive Lean Launchpad curricula and the ultimate customer discovery environment for biotech startups — the BIO International Convention! Register your team today!
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Registration Now Open: AUTM Aerospace Technologies Partnering Forum
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Join AUTM at Wichita State University for an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities in the aerospace technology sector.

The meeting features a reverse showcase of presentations from industry partners, including highlights of technological areas of interest and best methods for working with aerospace partners. Attendees will also have an opportunity to introduce their institution and showcase their available technologies in the exhibit area.

Short panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one networking with industry partners round out the event.

Click here to view the list of universities attending and Industry Partners invited (as of April 23)

AUTM Aerospace Technologies Partnering Forum
June 9-10
Hosted by Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas, USA

Travel information.
Registration information.
Schedule at a glance.
Sponsorship application.

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Better World Project Video (Formerly Put a Face On It)
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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh developed an artificial lung device that provides respiratory support to people with acute breathing problems — filtering out harmful carbon dioxide and delivering healthy oxygen directly to the patient’s blood, allowing the lungs to rest and heal. View the video here.

Meanwhile, a researcher at the University at Buffalo is blending old-fashioned learning with state-of-the-art technology to offer teachers disruptive and innovative new teaching methods. Read more in "Portal Infuses Technology Into K-12 Classrooms."

Then, take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the Featured Stories. Or, apply for a matching grant to help you put a face on technology transfer with a Better World Project video (formerly Put a Face on It). Click here to learn more.

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Registration Now Open: AUTM Successful Practices in Small Technology
Transfer Offices

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Held in conjunction with AUTM's 2015 Central Region Meeting, the Small Office Course is designed specifically for technology transfer professionals working in small offices. This course will be beneficial to those with an interest in starting a new technology transfer office or who already have an existing small office and would like to grow existing efforts dramatically.

Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
July 21-22
The Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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SAVE THE DATE: AUTM Partnering Forum — Communication Technologies
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Join AUTM at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center for a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the communication technologies sectors.

The meeting features a reverse showcase of presentations from industry partners, including highlights of technological areas of interest and best methods for working with aerospace partners. Attendees will also have an opportunity to introduce their institution and showcase their available technologies in the exhibit area.

Short panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one networking with industry partners round out the event.

Click here to view the list of Universities attending and Industry Partners invited (as of April 23)

Aug. 11-12
Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology/Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia USA

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Registration Now Open: AUTM Partnering Forum — Animal Health &
Nutrition Technologies

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Join AUTM for a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the animal health and nutrition sectors. Industry partners will showcase technological areas of interest and discuss how to best work with their companies. Short panel sessions of technology transfer topics relevant to the animal health and related industries and plenty of opportunities for networking round out the event.

This event is timed and located with the KC Animal Health Corridor Events and will immediately follow the Animal Health Investment Forum.

Click here to view the list of Universities attending and Industry Partners invited (as of April 23)

Sept. 1-2
Hosted by Kansas State University and Auburn University
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri

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Registration information
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SAVE THE DATE: AUTM 2015 TOOLS Course
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AUTM's TOOLS Course provides a fundamental understanding of technology transfer and the patent and licensing processes. The critical issues of compliance and using iEdison will be explored, along with finding efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data.

Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)
Oct. 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA

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SAVE THE DATE: AUTM Essentials Course
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AUTM's Essentials Course brings participants to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. The course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.

AUTM 2015 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course
October 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA

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AUTM Webinars
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AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

May 13
Marketing: The Value Proposition Is the Key!
Explores how to identify and effectively communicate the value of marketing proposition. Learn how to differentiate between features, benefits and how to incorporate both clear and concise statements that will help you communicate more effectively with potential licensees.

May 27
Words of Wisdom for Negotiating Non-Standard Material Transfer Agreements
An overview of the most heavily negotiated terms typically found in industry-to-university MTAs. Presenters will discuss expectation management, prolonged negotiations and how to overcome challenging MTAs as a barrier or delay to research.

June 2
Zen and the Art of Invention Reporting
Learn about the basics of invention reporting, using the iEdison portal as a reporting tool and the many contributions of Bayh-Dole.

June 16
Patenting 101
Learn what to expect when receiving incoming industry material transfer agreements and suggested approaches to successful negotiations of terms. Presenters will give examples of effective solutions and alternatives for heavily-negotiated terms, as well as an overview of the U.S. patenting process and what it takes to maintain a U.S. patent once it has issued.

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PRESS RELEASES

Stony Brook's Center for Biotechnology Wins $3 million Award to Develop Research Hub
(The Statesman)

Students Show Off Technology Skills in Contest
(The Collegian)



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