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AUTM Asia 2017
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AUTM is seeking proposals from those who wish to serve as host organization for the AUTM Asia 2017 meeting.

Please view the Request for Proposals for host organizations for more details.

Organizations interested in hosting should submit their completed responses electronically to AUTM Executive Director Stephen J. Susalka, Ph.D., CLP, by Monday, Nov. 30. Specific questions can be submitted in writing to the executive director and will be responded to as soon as possible.
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Save the Date: Biotech Innovation Showcase
Iowa Biotech Association
The Biotech Innovation Showcase celebrates Iowa's growth in biotechnology, March 30, 2016, in Ankeny, Iowa. This investor conference joins innovators, inventors and investors together to present and discuss the development of biofuels and biomaterial; advances in food, ag and plant genetics; progress in animal health; as well as human health and medical technology.
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Patent Policy is Too Important for Subterfuge and Academic Folly
IP Watchdog
Universities have become a major source of innovation for local and regional economic development. In the latest AUTM survey, a survey of fiscal year 2013 activity, it is reported that 818 new startup companies were formed to commercialize university research. During FY 2013, there were 5,198 new licenses were granted primarily to small businesses. Since 1980, more than 10,000 new startup companies have been established to develop and market academic research, with 4,206 startups still operating as of the end of FY 2013.
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AnalySwift Launches Purdue Software to Speed Modeling of Composite Materials, Structures
ThomasNet
Manufacturers and engineering firms in the advanced composites sector can now use new software developed at Purdue University to reduce the design cycle of materials and structures, and analyze models too complex for existing methods. AnalySwift LLC, a commercial software provider, has launched SwiftComp, technology that provides efficient, high-fidelity modeling of composites and reduces analysis times without a loss of accuracy, while capturing details of composites that were unreachable using traditional methods. The company licensed the technology, which was developed by Wenbin Yu, associate professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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UC Merced Connect: MESA Lab Students Gaining Recognition
Merced Sun-Star
Professor YangQuan Chen has many reasons to be proud of his Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation Lab. Besides being extremely popular — so popular the lab has to turn away applicants — the lab now has nine Federal Aviation Administration certificates to fly unmanned aerial vehicles around the Central Valley. But perhaps the best reason is the success of the students, who are being recognized and honored for the work they do in the MESA Lab.
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Flu Study, On Hold, Yields New Vaccine Technology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vaccines to protect against an avian influenza pandemic as well as seasonal flu may be mass produced more quickly and efficiently using technology described today by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the journal Nature Communications. The new method for making flu vaccines using cell culture was devised using a type of research that has since been paused by the federal government, which is formulating regulations for how some viruses can be manipulated.
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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 2015 Western Region Meeting
AUTM
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
AUTM
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 Business Development Course — Medical Devices
AUTM
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


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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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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AUTM Asia 2016
AUTM
AUTM Asia 2016 will be the largest gathering of academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs in Asia. The four-day event will feature prominent speakers from North America, Asia, Australia and Malaysia discussing on the latest technology transfer trends.

March 15-18, 2016
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
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 — September Featured Story
AUTM
Using a proprietary growing method developed at Washington State University (WSU), startup company Phytelligence is producing plants and trees faster than ever, offering a fresh alternative to tree farmers in an industry overripe for innovation.

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.

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PRESS RELEASES

US Department of Commerce Invests $8 Million to Bolster Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida
(U.S. Economic Development Administration)

Technology Startup Blue Vigil Closes $250,000 Seed Funding Round
(PRNewswire)

West Florida to Disburse $5 Million in Economic Development Funding
(Pensacola News Journal)



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