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AUTM Hosting Partnering Forum for Medical Device Technology
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Don't miss an opportunity for one-to-one partnering with key players in the medical device industry. This new format for business development offers an in-depth look at the neurologic and orthopedic medical device technology sector. Explore the essential technology transfer topics for medical device technology with our seasoned panelists. Discover which technologies truly interest industry leaders during their reverse showcase presentations.

Sept. 23-24
Hosted by Wake Forest Innovations
Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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Center Aids Rutgers Faculty, Students in Turning Innovation into
Commercial Success

Rutgers University
A program to demystify the complex and often-capricious process of moving technological innovations into the marketplace is taking root in the Rutgers School of Engineering. The Center for Innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies helps Rutgers innovators — students and faculty alike — recognize the commercial potential in their work, understand how research findings wend their way to marketable products and tailor research methods to maximize commercial potential.
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Osceola, UCF Confident About Building Research Center
Orlando Sentinel
With about half of the nearly $200 million they need, the University of Central Florida and Osceola County officials said that they are confident they can quickly build a state-of-the-art research facility in Kissimmee to create "smart" sensors. M.J. Soileau, UCF's vice president of research and commercialization, said the partners will work aggressively in coming months to find more money. They plan to ask state and local government organizations for help, he said.
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  Online Trading Platform for IP

Developed and managed by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Asia IP Exchange is a free online platform and database with over 25,000 IP projects from more than 20 countries and regions.

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Virginia Researchers to Share $550,000 Grant
The Associated Press via WDBJ-TV
Four University of Virginia researchers are sharing a $550,000 award to help drive economic growth in the state. The funding, from Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, provides awards from a fund to advance science and technology-based research, development and commercialization.
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Grants Help Florida State Researchers Commercialize Their Discoveries
Tallahassee Democrat
Three researchers at Florida State University are recipients of a total $62,000 in grants this month to explore the commercial business potential of their discoveries. Alexey Kovalev, Branko Stefanovic and Mei Zhang were candidates for the funding provided through the FSU Office of Research under GAP, the university's Grant Assistance Program.
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University of Bath Patents New Diagnostic Technique for Early Detection of Multiple Conditions
University of Bath via Medical Xpress
A team from the University of Bath has patented a technique they hope will help with the early diagnosis of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
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AUTM 2014 Region Meetings
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AUTM region meetings bring diverse programs of interest to experienced and new-technology-transfer professionals. Focused on best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization, each meeting provides a forum for members to connect, exchange ideas and gain valuable contacts.

Region Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship of AUTM Region Meetings underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field. For details, email Madhuri Carson, or call 847-753-5217.

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  Startup Success

Eckman Basu LLP helps university/startups achieve value goals. With an extraordinary level of technical expertise, we understand your inventions and how to make them successful with patents and IP. --Our experience matters!
 


AUTM Accepting Scholarship and Literature Review Prize Applications
AUTM
AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new professionals pursuing a career in academic technology transfer.
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AUTM Videos Spotlight Technology Transfer Benefits: More Grants Available
AUTM
Additional grants are available in AUTM's Put a Face On It video project, which spotlights the real-world connection between our members' work and its ability to transform people's lives. The videos can be used in presentations to build a greater understanding of technology transfer. Share, tweet, or link to the videos to spread the word about your important work!

Learn more about how to submit your own here.


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AUTM Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT)
Database Needs YOUR Deals

AUTM
Wouldn't it be great to have access to a database full of useful deal information? The good news is you can!

AUTM has launched the Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

But we can't do it without you. We need your deals! Visit the database and input your data as soon as possible. As a thank you, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.

Enter your deals today! By now, you should have received an email with your login. If not, email Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database. He's also available to answer any questions you have.


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Rival Schools Partner to Bring Oral Cancer-Fighting Patch to Patients
PDR Network
The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan have signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Ohio–based Venture Therapeutics, Inc., to form a new company to develop and commercialize a pharmaceutical technology targeted for the treatment of precancerous oral lesions. These lesions are currently managed by invasive surgery and approximately a third of these lesions will reoccur after surgery.

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Startup Led by UHM Graduate Student Places in National Competition
University of Hawaii at Manoa
A University of Hawaii startup company that designed a unique medical training device has won third place in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2014 Innovation Showcase. SmarTummy, led by University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate student Larry Martin, has developed a tool to train medical, nursing and osteopathic students in conducting an abdominal palpation exam.

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Growing the Next Generation of Billion-Dollar Startups
The Globe and Mail
It seems like the most famous students-turned-entrepreneurs are the ones who dropped out. That's because startups traditionally needed to turn to private funding to get off the ground. However, new incubator programs from innovative research facilities like University of Waterloo and University of Toronto are now playing a bigger role in nurturing and developing the young entrepreneur.

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Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
AUTM
This two-day course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of working in small offices. Learn how to make the most out of your small office with limited resources, while engaging in comprehensive discussions on the topics that matter to you most.

Oct. 13-14
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO, USA

Registration InformationRegister today!
Hotel and Travel Information. Schedule at a Glance. Download Preliminary Program.

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Save the Dates for Upcoming AUTM Courses
AUTM
Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)
Oct. 13–15 Save the Date
Denver, CO, USA
The TOOLS course is designed for professionals responsible for the administration of a technology transfer office. 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.

Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course
Oct. 13–15 Save the Date
Denver, CO, USA
The Essentials course teaches skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.

Partnering Forum — Energy Technologies
Oct. 22–23 Save the Date
Houston, TX, USA
Join AUTM at Rice University for a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the energy technology sector.

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AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
AUTM
This AUTM business development course focuses on the medical device industry and how regulatory, legal and business issues affect commercializing technologies in the medical device space.

Topics covered will include:
  • Use of translational research in product development
  • Common characteristics of the key market segments
  • Financial models typically employed in the industry
  • And much more!

  • Nov 12-13
    Chicago Marriott O'Hare
    Rosemont, IL, USA

    Registration Information (Registration opens in July)
    Hotel and Travel Information. View Schedule at a Glance. Faculty.


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

    July 17
    Life Science Licenses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Explores the key issues faced in negotiating and drafting licensing transactions, including scope of grant, territory definition, term of license, payment considerations, offsets and much more.

    Aug. 12
    Maximizing Licensing Opportunities in Research Tools
    This webinar focuses on how to maximize licensing opportunities and the best practices to consider when negotiating.

    AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.

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    Better World Project Featured Stories
    AUTM
    The Better World Project features inspiring stories about university technologies that make the world a better place. Check out the new featured story from the Florida State University: Carbon Nanotechnology Lowers Cost of Hydrogen Fuel Cell. Take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the featured stories.

    For more information about the Better World Project, click here.

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    PRESS RELEASES

    Inovio Broadens its IP Portfolio from the University of Pennsylvania
    (Pharmabiz.com)

    FIbrocell Science Announces Exclusive Technology License Agreements with UCLA
    (Business Wire via MarketWatch)

    Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Spring Solicitation Awards Announced
    (PRWeb)



     

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