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Save the Date! AUTM Business Development Course —
Medical Devices

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Funded by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the course is designed to provide detailed insights into the medical device market and the pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory, business, marketing and legal issues technology transfer professionals encounter when licensing to the medical device industry.

Taught by highly experienced industry professionals, this course will provide you with a better appreciation of product development and how regulatory, legal and business issues affect commercializing technologies in the medical device space.

AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
Nov. 17-18
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, Texas, USA

Registration opening soon!
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What did last year's attendees say?
  • "The faculty was all around good choices"
  • "This was a very informative talk, a great job explaining complex material"
  • "Good balanced program and great networking"
  • "The course was very useful and I would definitely attend again"
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Ohio State Chemists Have Grown a Brain from Skin Cells — and They
Think It Could Be a Business

Columbus Business First
Ohio State University chemists have grown a nearly complete embryonic brain in a dish from adult skin cells — and they think it could be a business. Rene Anand, professor of biological chemistry, pharmacology and neuroscience, introduced the "organoid" he'd grown at a scientific conference this week. The university describes it as about the size of a pencil eraser and developed with neural structures analogous to a 5-week-old human embryo, but it lacks blood vessels.
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UMass Awarded a Record Number of Patents This Year
Boston Business Journal
The University of Massachusetts has been awarded a record number of U.S. patents during the fiscal year 2015 to advance the fields of life sciences, agriculture, plastics engineering and gene therapy, among others. The university was awarded 65 patents, earning $34 million in licensing income from the commercialization of its patented faculty inventions during fiscal year 2015, up from $31 million during the same period last year.
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$100,000 Competition to Stimulate Innovative Clean Technology
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley is encouraging students with game-changing ideas in clean energy technology to compete for a campus boot camp designed to shepherd the technology into the marketplace. Between six and eight student-led groups will be chosen from around the country for the Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP), which will fund the teams during the fall semester as they take advantage of the campus' incubators and accelerators, which are now primarily helping UC Berkeley students launch startups.
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EERC Sees Some Financial Improvement, Chips Away at Deficit
Forum News Service via The Dickinson Press
The University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center brought in more awarded-contract dollars last year and its deficit shrunk. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, the EERC received $28.4 million in new awards, a 16 percent increase over the previous year when awards totaled $24.5 million. One year prior, the center had $35.3 million in new awards and the year before there were $32.1 million, according to data provided via email.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  NAI Fellows: Call for Nominations

Nominate your distinguished faculty inventors as 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. There are currently 414 NAI Fellows worldwide who collectively hold nearly 14,000 issued U.S. patents. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors…Read More
 


AUTM NEWS


AUTM Animal Health & Nutrition Partnering Forum
AUTM
Five reasons you can't miss AUTM's Animal Health & Nutrition Partnering Forum:
  • Optimize your travel time and budget with unique, two-day format
  • Discover industry's technologies of interest
  • Meet one-on-one with collaborative partners
  • Find researchers' available animal health technologies
  • Event coincides with KC Animal Health Corridor events and Animal Health Investment Forum

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

Who will be attending:
  • University technology transfer representatives with responsibilities for managing animal health and nutrition portfolios
  • Industry representatives from business development and innovation & IP management

View the 125-plus technologies represented at this event.

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AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting: 'Wheels Up — Gaining Altitude through Partnerships and Innovation'
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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

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AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting
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Join attendees from the Western United States and Canada for the AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting. Add to your toolbox of professional skills with workshops on developing entrepreneurship, evaluating incubator programs, and improving negotiation skills. Plus, ample networking opportunities provide a forum for exchanging ideas and making contacts. Don't miss the special evening reception at the Calgary Stampede on Sept. 9.

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 program schedule for more details.

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

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

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

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.

Sept. 17
License Agreements: Fixing Historical Messes and Getting Your Funds In Order!
Learn how to keep your financials in order by initiating, tracking and confirming existing transactions. Presenters will give advice on how to keep track and ensure your financial records are accurate and complete, and give you additional tips on how to keep them this way!

Sept. 22
Developing a Need-Driven Innovations Portfolio
In this webinar experts explain how need-driven innovations can be a valuable addition to our traditional IP portfolios and how focused outreach and specific resources are necessary to facilitate innovations successfully.

Sept. 30
The How-To's for Improving Technology Transfer Office Legal Expense Review, Approval and Invoicing Process
Learn legal methods and best practices that can be utilized to help technology transfer offices with implementing good habits with service providers, requesting estimates and setting caps for commissioned work. Presenters will also give guidance on how to greatly improve legal processes in your own institution.

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Better World Project — August Featured Story
AUTM
AUTM children with profound disabilities can now see new opportunities to express themselves thanks to an affordable, portable technology that has been a labor of love for the inventors and their partners.

Read all about it here.

Do You Have a Video or Story to Share?
Submit your technologies into the Better World Project database, a growing repository of technologies that are making the world a better place, and your technologies will be considered for Featured Stories — professionally written articles that are hosted on the BWP website and promoted via AUTM's various media outlets. Enter your technologies now.

You can also submit your idea for a video that puts a face on technology transfer. You could be eligible for a $1,500 matching grant.

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PRESS RELEASES

Boston Startup Kerafast Partners with National Cancer Institute to Facilitate Access to Research Tools
(Kerafast)

Director of Johns Hopkins' FastForward Incubator is Stepping Down
(Baltimore Business Journal)


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