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AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting: Registration Now Open
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Join attendees from the Western United States and Canada for the AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting. This exciting program of educational and networking events is designed to provide valuable industry insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals alike. Plus, ample networking opportunities provide a forum for exchanging ideas and making contacts.

Find your partner in the energy industry — Join a full-day discussion with the energy industry. Hear industry executives discuss partnering with the Canadian hydrocarbon energy industry and energy subject matter experts. Attend this session to find your research partner. View the meeting schedule for more details.

Sept. 10-11
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Registration
Hotel and travel
Schedule at a glance
Sponsorship application
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INDUSTRY NEWS


US, Chinese Universities to Launch Technology, Design Program
The Wall Street Journal
Funded by a $40 million investment from Microsoft Corp., the University of Washington and China's elite Tsinghua University will launch a new program in Seattle in the fall of 2016 to focus on technology and design innovation — a cooperative move between nations for whom technology has been a sore point in recent years.

The "Global Innovation Exchange" will represent the first physical presence by a Chinese research university on U.S. soil, according to the partners, and address the role of technology in areas including climate change, urban planning and mobile health.

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University of Arizona Recognized as an Innovation, Economic
Prosperity University

Phoenix Business Journal
The University of Arizona has been recognized as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The designation to 18 different universities by the APLU's Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity gives the awards to those working in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities. The activities include innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development as well as community development.
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Iowa State, Northern Iowa Enter Intellectual Property Agreement
Iowa State Daily
Iowa State is entering an intellectual property partnership with its sister institution, the University of Northern Iowa, in order to better commercialize new ideas. The agreement will allow UNI to use the expertise of ISU's Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer to improve its patents and increase its chances of being commercialized.
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Maryland Research Team Makes Strides in Timely
Food Contamination Detection

University of Maryland
A process that accelerates the separation of bacteria could be the answer to the food industry's prayers. Food contamination, which refers to the presence of unwanted chemicals and bacteria in food, has been plastered across the news lately. Dozens of products have been recalled in the past 60 days. A team from the University of Maryland's biongineering department — led by professor Javier Atencia-Fernandez — has created a potential solution with a process that separates bacteria in an hour rather than the normal 12- to 36-hour timeline.
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Startup CEL Graduates 1st Class of Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
University at Buffalo
The first cohort of early-stage entrepreneurs graduated from the new Startup CEL program offered by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL). The Startup CEL program provides specialized support to young, innovation-driven companies to help build more effective teams and navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their product or service.
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AUTM NEWS


Registration Now Open for AUTM 2015 TOOLS and
Essentials Courses

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AUTM's TOOLS and Essentials Courses deliver the nuts and bolts training all technology transfer professionals need:
  • Gain the knowledge essential to running successful office operations
  • Become the budget expert on managing licensing revenue
  • Tackle the critical issues of licensing through hands-on case studies
  • Build a network of trusted technology transfer advisors
TOOLS and Essentials Courses are held concurrently. Those who register for TOOLS can also attend any Essentials sessions.

Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)

Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course

Both Courses
Oct. 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA

Register today, and take advantage of early registration discounts.

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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
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Hotel and travel
Schedule at a glance
Sponsorship application

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AUTM 2015 Central Region Meeting: Instrumental to Your Success
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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

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.

July 20-22
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Registration
Hotel and travel
Preliminary program
Schedule at a glance
Sponsorship application

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AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting: Registration Now Open
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Join AUTM in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the 2015 Eastern Region Meeting. Attendees will discuss best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization through company formation or licensing and other agreements.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Raleigh Marriott City Center
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Registration
Hotel and travel
Schedule at a glance
Scholarship application
Sponsorship application

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Help Us Build a Better AUTM Website: Win a $100 AmEx Gift Card
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Have you ever wanted to change AUTM's website so you could access information more quickly and intuitively? We want to hear from you!

AUTM recently launched www.autmvisitors.net to educate external audiences on the contributions of technology transfer professionals to bring research to life and make the world a better place. Now we're redesigning www.autm.net to more efficiently deliver information to AUTM members and customers.

Help make the AUTM website easier for all of us to use. Take a look at these sample website pages. Answer the questions at the top of each page. It only takes 15 minutes to complete the exercise!

The first 100 people to participate will be entered in a drawing for a $100 AmEx Gift Card!

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AUTM 2015 Partnering Forums
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AUTM Partnering Forums are two-day business development meetings that focus on a specific industry niche. Each forum features presentations that highlight areas of interest and best methods for working with industry partners. Attendees will introduce their institution and showcase their available technologies in an exhibit area. Short panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one networking with industry partners round out each event.

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

Animal Health & Nutrition Technologies
Sept. 1-2
Hosted by Kansas State University and Auburn University
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Partnering Forum Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship of AUTM Partnering Forums underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field. Contact Madhuri Carson by email or by phone at 1-847-753-5217 to learn more.

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Videos Spotlight Lives Transformed by Technology Transfer:
Grants Are Now Available

AUTM
AUTM's Better World video project (previously known as Put a Face On It) enables technology transfer offices to show how their university-developed innovations personally transform lives.

This is an opportunity for your office to produce a powerful, compelling video — for internal and external stakeholders — about the value technology transfer professionals deliver to the university and community.

A limited number of grants are available that match up to $1,500 of video production costs for qualified submissions. Learn how to apply for your grant here.

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2016 Scholarship Applications
AUTM
AUTM is now accepting 2016 scholarship applications from students, scholars and new professionals pursuing a career in academic technology transfer.

Howard Bremer Scholarship
Application Deadline: Aug. 17
Named to honor our esteemed colleague, a pioneering AUTM member and past president of the association, the scholarship is awarded to those who — like Bremer — wish to bring creativity and innovation to the academic technology transfer profession. The scholarship offers complimentary registration and a travel allowance to attend the AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting, Feb. 14-17, in San Diego, California, USA. Learn more.

Scholarships for New Technology Transfer Professionals from Developing Economies
Application Deadline: Aug. 31
Enhances learning opportunities for early career technology transfer professionals working in developing economies. The scholarships offer up to $4,000 to support AUTM members' travel to and participation in an AUTM sponsored or co-sponsored meeting or professional development course. Learn more.

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

June 24
New U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
Join and listen as experts in the industry explain the new Interim Eligibility Guidance, the USPTO's new three-step process to perform a complete patent-eligibility analysis and provide framework for discussions with examiners at a patent office.

July 7
Bayh-Dole Reporting and Highlights for iEdison Software Upgrade
Learn more about the recent iEdison software upgrade. Hear highlights of the upgrade, why it happened, what has changed and how these changes will ultimately benefit institutions, iEdison and the entire Bayh-Dole reporting process.

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Collaboration Brings Orphan Drug to Big Pharma
AUTM
Throwing his whole "heart and science" into sickle cell disease (SCD), Donald Abraham, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher, may have beat the odds and discovered a treatment for this rare-but-debilitating condition. The therapeutic, called Aes-103, started a Phase II trial in 2013. In addition to bringing hope to the 100,000 Americans who suffer from SCD, the treatment’s success also included unique business model that could be used for other orphan diseases.

Read more about this technology and how it came to market at www.betterworldproject.org.

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PRESS RELEASES

39 Professionals Earn the Certified Licensing Professional Credential in April
(Certified Licensing Professionals)

Carnegie Mellon Receives $31 Million to Establish Entrepreneurship Center
(Keystone Edge)

Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology Appoints New CEO
(Business Wire via Yahoo Finance)


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