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Initial Public Offering Nets University of Michigan Pharmaceutical Spinoff More Than $80 Million
AnnArbor.com
A spinoff pharmaceutical company of the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer raised nearly $82 million in an initial public offering. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, now based in Redwood City, Calif., is developing a series of drugs meant to combat the cancer stem cells that are responsible for driving the growth and metastasis of tumors.
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University of Washington Launches Record Number of Startup Companies
University of Washington
The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year. That makes fiscal 2013 the UW's single most productive year for startup formation. It places the UW among the top five schools in the nation. The center coaches entrepreneurial faculty, students and staff through the commercialization process, offering specialized programs at every step.
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University of Oklahoma Awarded OCAST Applied Research Grant
Phys.org
A University of Oklahoma research team has received an applied research grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology for development and commercialization of IV-VI semiconductor mid-infrared detectors. Mid-infrared sensing and imaging have widespread military and industrial applications and offer a competitive advantage over other detectors.
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University of Maryland Tech Program Awards $3.8 Million to Researchers
Washington Business Journal
A University of Maryland, College Park program has awarded $3.8 million to 17 teams of university researchers working with state companies on projects to bring technology products to market. The Maryland Industrial Partnerships program provides matching grants to companies that partner with university researchers to accelerate technology commercialization.
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MSU Tech Spinoff Company Receives 'Angel' Investment
WSYM-TV
Michigan State University technology spinoff company BioPhotonics Solutions Inc. is the first venture to win equity funding from the $2 million Michigan Angel Fund. BioPhotonics is commercializing technology to automate measurement, compression and shaping of ultrashort laser pulses, improving lasers' usefulness for surgery, biomedical imaging and potentially for other medical, industrial, scientific and defense applications.
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Two Technologies Tied to Rutgers Win R&D 100 Awards
Newswise
Two technologies developed with contributions by Rutgers professors and graduate students have been selected for R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards. One winner is a Rutgers technology licensed to Solidia Technologies of Piscataway that dramatically reduces carbon dioxide emissions in the production of cement and concrete products. The second winner is ADIOS: Adaptable I/O System for Big Data, developed by the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute
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Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Spinoff Companies Win Business Development Grants
Iowa State University
Two companies launched by discoveries at an engineering research center based at Iowa State University have won business development grants to help them commercialize their biorenewable technologies. Both technologies would help industries produce chemicals from biorenewable sources rather than petroleum. They were developed by researchers at the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State.

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Connecticut Awards Grants for Innovations
The Day
Companies from East Hartford and Norwalk are the first businesses to receive grants from the Connecticut Innovations Challenge program, which encourages small firms to team up with large corporations and universities to create technological advances. AgriFuels will work in a collaboration with Yale University and the University of Connecticut to address a challenge posed by the German chemical company BASF to develop green refineries.

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Fort Collins Startups Net $250,000 in State Grants
Northern Colorado Business Report
Two Northern Colorado startups have received a total of $250,000 in grants from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. SmartMove, which has ties to the University of Colorado and makes an insole that detects pressure and movement to encourage people to exercise, received a $200,000 award. Fort Collins' Membrane Protective Technologies, associated with the University of Northern Colorado, received a $50,000 grant.

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Intel Partners with Verizon, Universities to Research Next-generation Wireless Technology
FierceWireless
Intel has partnered with Verizon and several research universities to explore technologies for next-generation wireless networks. According to Intel, the work will focus on topics including how to improve quality of service via context awareness, wireless device power efficiency and enabling new wireless spectrum. The work is being done under the auspices of Intel Labs, which recently formed the Intel Strategic Research Alliance.
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AUTM NEWS


AUTM Announces Search for New Executive Director
AUTM
AUTM is an organization run by an elected Board of Directors. These volunteers set the vision and strategy for the association and that vision is carried out by the dozens of volunteers who give generously of their time. But they cannot do it alone. The daily operations of AUTM are handled by dedicated staff based at our headquarters in Chicago. AUTM staff is provided to us through an association management company, The Sherwood Group, with whom AUTM has had a long and positive relationship.

On July 22, AUTM announced that its most senior staff member, Vicki Loise, will be leaving AUTM for an expanded role within The Sherwood Group.

The AUTM Board has begun its search to name Vicki's successor, and is looking for an individual with a strong background in technology transfer as well as management, advocacy and communications. This new member of the AUTM team will be hired in the coming months and will be, for the first time, a direct employee of AUTM. Vicki will continue to serve as AUTM’s executive director until her replacement is hired.

The AUTM Board thanks Vicki for her tremendous leadership and service to AUTM.

For questions, contact AUTM President Sean Flanigan, RTTP, at flanigan@uottawa.ca.

Executive Search Request for Proposal. AUTM President-Executive Director Job Description.

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Last Day to Register and Save $75 — AUTM Eastern Region Meeting
AUTM
Early bird registration ends today for the AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting which features strategies for forming industry-academia partnerships and showcases successful practices and new strategies to help weather complicated economic times. Check out the program for full details.

Sept. 9 - 10
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Boston, MA, USA

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AUTM TOOLS and Essentials Courses Allow Participants to Tailor Learning
AUTM
These AUTM courses are held concurrently so that participants may attend sessions from both courses, tailoring their learning to their own background experiences and interests.
  • The TOOLS Course provides important training for office admins.
    Check out the program. View the schedule. Register.

  • The AUTM Essentials Course is designed for AUTM members with 0-2 years of experience.
    Check out the program. View the schedule. Register by Sept. 11 and save!

  • Oct. 23-25
    InterContinental Dallas
    Dallas, TX USA

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    AUTM Webinars
    AUTM
    AUTM webinars provide year-round education for technology transfer students and professionals.

    July 31, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    What You Need to Know About Europe's New Patent System
    Anyone who files patents, or may consider filing patents, in Europe needs to be aware of this very significant change in Europe’s patent regime. Learn more or register.

    Aug. 7, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Registered Technology Transfer Professional: A Career Development Opportunity
    This informational workshop is for technology transfer professionals working at universities, federal labs and in industry who are interested learning more about the application process for the RTTP. Learn more or register

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

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    AUTM Awards and Scholarships
    AUTM
    AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new technology transfer professionals.

    Howard Bremer Scholarship — Application Deadline: August 23
    Supports travel and registration costs for up to five people to attend the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA USA. Download Application and Instructions.

    Scholarships for New Technology Transfer Professionals from Developing Economies — Application Deadline: September 9
    Supports the professional development of up to five early career technology transfer professionals from developing economies. Download Application and Instructions.

    Academic Tech Transfer and Commercialization Graduate Student Literature Review Prize — Preliminary Application Deadline: September 18
    Provides an incentive to scholars to think about new ways that their work can serve the technology transfer community. Download an Application.

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    PRESS RELEASES


    Rogers Corporation and Northeastern University to Launch Joint Innovation Center
    (The Wall Street Journal)

    Private Sector Partnerships Help Biofuels Research Center Break New Ground
    (PRWeb)

    Record Number of Spin-off Companies, Patents and Licensing Agreements from University of Alberta
    (TecEdmonton.com)



     

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