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Why Bipartisanship Matters
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Let Betsy De Parry state the obvious: Cancer and every other illness affect people of all political persuasions. She suspects that most would agree, at least theoretically, that no illness should be politicized, but the fact is that decisions or lack of decisions made by Congress trickle down to the way we live every day. They include decisions that impact people who are impacted by cancer — which is why we need thoughtful leaders who are willing to work together. More



Binghamton University Lands Funding for Digital Microphone Technology
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A Binghamton University researcher received $100,000 in funding from the State University of New York Technology Accelerator Fund, with $100,000 in matching funds from the university, to bring digital microphone technology to the marketplace. The research received several million dollars in funding from the National Institutes of Health nearly a decade ago, but that money focused on scientific discovery. The latest funding supports the development of a commercial product. More

Closing Tech Innovation Divide and the Wealth Gap
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Federal agencies dole out more than $2 billion annually in grants to startups, small businesses and universities under the programs of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR). These programs exist under the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide funding to private sector businesses and university partners to conduct innovation research that often results in advancement and commercialization of marketable ideas. More

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UK Finance Group Pumps $300 Million into Drug Research
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A slate of new life science research initiatives has received $300 million in financial support from a public/private partnership. The U.K. Research Partnership Investment Fund is helping coordinate new collaborations on cancer drug research, rare diseases, eye drugs and a sustainable chemistry program involving GlaxoSmithKline. And it's all part of a $1.6 billion plan to reenergize the country's science industry. More

Growing Capacity in Winnipeg, Canada's Technology Sector
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A group of industry professionals representing various capacities in Winnipeg’s technology industry met recently to hear about the launch of a specialized technology sales-training course to be delivered by the Information and Communications Technology Association of Manitoba (ICTAM). While it was somewhat ironic that the event took place in a meeting room at the now-underused National Research Council building (about one-third of its scientists received layoff notices earlier this year) the initiative is all about building capacity in a sector that is growing. More

Committee Examines Dissemination of Johns Hopkins Health-related Discoveries
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Last year, a committee composed of faculty from the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and members of the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer advisory board met to examine current university policies in promoting and accelerating the use and dissemination of new technologies to improve the lives of individuals throughout the world, particularly in areas where financial resources may be limited. The committee was the result, in part, of student lobbying efforts to ensure that new discoveries are made available in developing countries, even if licensed to outside parties. More

NAI Conference: Call for Abstracts

The 2nd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors will be held Feb. 21-22, 2013, in Tampa, Florida. Theme: “Changing the Culture of Academic Innovation”. Submit abstracts by Dec. 10, 2012. Keynotes by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Focarino & MIT’s Robert Langer. Induction of NAI Charter Fellows. Read More


Metamaterial Tech Threatens the End for Power Cables
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Oxford University research into metamaterials could help the public do away with the masses of wires that connect computing devices. Isis Innovation, the research commercialization arm of the university, has come up with new technology that allows devices to both charge up batteries and transit data without the need for any cables. Using engineered metamaterials, the team says it is possible to connect devices with a patterned conductive layer that can be added to pretty much any surface. More

Let's Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can't Eliminate Them
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The U.S. patent system doesn't label patents to say this one's a "software patent" and that one isn't. Software developers are the ones who make a distinction between the patents that threaten us — those that cover ideas that can be implemented in software — and the rest. But if the patented idea is a computation, that patent's barrel points at software developers and users. More

Florida Tech Firms Attracting Big Money
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The University of Florida's Innovation Hub business incubator reported that its tenant companies secured a combined $7.2 million in private investments in the ten months through June 30 and that many of the individual deals are confidential. After years of venture capital deals trickling into the area, the money is now starting to flow. More



AUTM Membership Renewal
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Confirm your commitment to lifelong learning and affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2013. There are plenty of membership benefits, including AUTM's 2013 Membership Appreciation Program. Read about them here.

For more information and to renew, visit AUTM online or contact AUTM headquarters at info@autm.net or +1-847-559-0846.


AUTM 2013 Membership Appreciation Program
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To reward organizations that encourage their technology transfer professionals to become members, AUTM has launched its 2013 Member Appreciation Program. The program awards any organization that signs up more AUTM members in 2013 than it had in 2012 with a promotional discount code, valued at $142.50, for each new member over and above the organization’s 2012 membership total. Learn more.

AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition Accepting Applications
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Application Deadline: Nov. 12
AUTM seeks academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies to participate in the AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition, taking place March 1 during the AUTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. A forum for academic-affiliated startups to pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors, the competition provides valuable experience and feedback to participants — plus a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize! Applications are due Monday, Nov. 12. Learn more and apply online today.


AUTM Surveys Universities About Student IP Policies and Successful Practices
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AUTM, ACCT Canada, the National Collegiate Inventor and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and PraxisUnico recently conducted a survey to develop resources to facilitate more productive commercialization of student inventions. More than 90 colleges and universities in 15 countries participated in the survey. Read details.

Additional data and resources will be available through AUTM, ACCT Canada, NCIIA and PraxisUnico in the coming year.


Call for 2013 AUTM Volunteer Award Nominations
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Nomination Deadline: Nov. 15
AUTM is soliciting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Service Awards. Bestowed annually, volunteers awards recognize significant contributions in shaping AUTM and advancing academic technology transfer globally. The nomination process is easy. Just complete a nomination form and email it to AUTM by Nov. 15.





Researchers Create Laser the Size of a Virus Particle
(Northwestern University)

Stanford Scientists Build the First All-carbon Solar Cell
(Stanford University)

Research Helps Identify Non-Hormonal Drug Found to Reduce Hot Flashes
(University of Virginia)



 

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