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BIO International Convention Will Feature Academia in
Pavilion and Forum

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The 2014 BIO International Convention will highlight the role of academia in the advancement of the biotechnology field through the BIO Alliance Pavilion and the Translational Research Forum taking place June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center. As the largest partnering event in the industry, the BIO International Convention hosts more than 3,000 biotechnology companies who are looking for new business partners. Visit the AUTM booth (#2503), and help put a face on technology transfer.
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Ole Miss Technology Management Division and Research Partners Land National Award
University of Mississippi
A collaboration formed by the University of Mississippi's Division of Technology Management, the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Natural Products Utilization Research Unit and natural products company ChromaDex Corp. has won a national award for excellence in technology transfer.
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ABI Expansion Includes Commitment to Wichita State's Innovation Campus
Wichita Business Journal
A recent announcement that the ABI Group of Companies is expanding its manufacturing operations to the Newton City/County Airport in Kansas wasn't the company's only expansion news. It was also announced that ABI will become part of the Innovation Campus at Wichita State University.
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SUNY College May Partner With Solar Frontier on Thin-Film R&D, Production
Solar Frontier and the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a technical and economic feasibility study for potential joint R&D and manufacturing of copper indium selenide thin-film modules in Buffalo, N.Y.
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VT KnowledgeWorks Winners to Compete in Global Challenge
The Roanoke Star
The VT KnowledgeWorks Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge was a success, as enthusiastic attendees gathered at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on April 18. The Entrepreneurship Challenge provided a unique opportunity for student teams from Virginia Tech and entrepreneurs to present before a panel of local business leaders.
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AUTM Videos Spotlight Technology Transfer Benefits: More Grants Available
The Put a Face On It video project spotlights the real-world connection between our members' work and its ability to transform people’s lives. Share, tweet or link to the videos to spread the word. The videos can be used as marketing tools and leveraged for use in presentations to bring a greater understanding of technology transfer. View the videos, or submit your own here.

The new About Technology Transfer video concisely and effectively describes technology transfer and how it benefits us all. The video is an ideal tool for conveying the technology transfer story to stakeholders and constituents. It can be viewed and downloaded here.

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“Monetization of University Patents”

Patent monetization can result in very large revenues for universities, however, monetization requires universities to consider unique sensitivities and, in some cases, conflicting interests. Increasingly, however, universities are asking themselves how to monetize their patents and considering several potential approaches to do so.

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AUTM Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT)
Database Needs YOUR Deals

AUTM has launched the data collection phase for its new Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT) Database (formerly the Royalties and Deals database), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

TransACT Needs YOUR Deals!
AUTM directors were sent login instructions last month. If you will be responsible for entering deals for your institution and did not receive an email with your login and a link to the database, please contact Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database.

To make the AUTM TransACT Database as successful and meaningful as possible, please enter your deals as soon as possible. Your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.

If you have questions about the AUTM TransACT Database, please contact Chris Harris.

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AUTM 2014 Software Course℠
May 15-16, 2014
Hutton Hotel
Nashville, TN, USA

This course is designed specifically for university licensing professionals who work with software and other information assets. The course will provide a survey of basic principles, as well as a study of best practices, emerging models and actual cases, that will benefit both newcomers and experienced practitioners. Participants will leave with the tools to handle basic to complex software asset management and licensing situations.

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AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
Save the date for this first in a series of AUTM business development courses designed to provide in-depth education on specific industry sectors. This course focuses on the medical device industry and how regulatory, legal and business issues affect commercializing technologies in the medical device space. Registration for this course will open in early July.

Nov 12–13, Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, USA

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Universities, Businesses Work to Protect Patents
Argus Leader
In South Dakota, public university research is creating more efficient solar panels. But the road to that kind of successful innovation is seldom a smooth one. Some of those researchers gathered in Sioux Falls, S.D., to discuss how to turn their visions into the kind of successful job creation and economic development the state craves.

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Clean Energy, Chem Labs to Grow
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University researcher Erik Kjeang is another step closer to developing a state-of-the-art fuel cell and battery research facility for performing world-class clean energy research at the Surrey campus.

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Princeton Signs IP Commercialization Agreement
The Daily Princetonian
The University signed an IP commercialization agreement with a U.K.-based intellectual rights commercialization company, IP Group PLC. The company specializes in the commercialization of intellectual property rights developed at research universities around the world.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price.

May 6
Clean up on Aisle 3! How to Get Your Institution Up-To-Date in iEdison
One of the most frustrating tasks in the technology transfer office is trying to get your institution up-to-date with all the required reporting into iEdison. You may also have discovered older inventions from your institution that have not yet been reported in iEdison. This webinar will provide the tips you need to begin to get a mess like this cleaned up!

May 27
To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Explore the current challenges and opportunities of using social media in the technology transfer and marketing profession. Panelists explore strengths and weaknesses of current practices, tips for engaging audiences and issues relating to holdouts. Learn the most constructive social media practices, including the smartest use of social media to drive professional development.

June 17
Federal Award Terms: What Do They Mean for You?
Learn how restrictions impact technology transfer and what constraints they might impose on the ability to license university technologies. This webinar will discuss the implications of such terms and strategies for handling them..

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

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Better World Project Featured Stories
The Better World Project features inspiring stories about university technologies that make the world a better place. Check out the new featured story from the University of Minnesota: Bioresorbable polymer bead for arterial embolization. Take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the featured stories.

This video from editor Laura Savatski explains how. Or, create a customized report of the stories from your institution that may be already in the database.

For more information about the Better World Project, click here.

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Michigan State Innovation Center Recognizes Inventors and Inventions
(Michigan State University)

Green Tech Powers up NYC Companies
(Crain's New York Business)

Houston Biomedical Engineer Works to Make Blood Transfusions Safer
(University of Houston via EurekAlert!)


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