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AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting: Registration Now Open
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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Swine Flu Vaccine, Welding Technology Among Ideas Getting Help from Ohio-Backed Commercialization Program
Columbus Business First
A welding technology and a pig vaccine developed at Ohio State University are among eight university-developed technologies getting $15,000 and state-funded entrepreneurial training to determine if they're worth spinning out into businesses.
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A Biodegradable Computer Chip That Performs Surprisingly Well
MIT Technology Review
According to new research, biodegradable, wood-based computer chips can perform just as well as chips commonly used for wireless communication. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin show that devices based on a material derived from wood work as well as the communications chip in your smartphone.
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Wichita State's WSU Ventures Awards Funding to Student,
Staff Technologies

Wichita State University
WSU Ventures has awarded seed funding for three university projects through a new Innovation Fund established with the WSU Foundation. The goal of the WSU Ventures Innovation Fund Award is to foster and accelerate innovation among Wichita State University students, faculty and staff. The grants support high-potential technologies showing promise for commercialization.
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Mapping Application Lets Emergency Responders See Scenes Virtually
Business Solutions
A mapping application that lets first responders quickly and easily "see" an emergency situation with a digital command center is heading to the commercial market. The app, called SituMap, created by Dr. Richard Smith, assistant professor of geographic information science and geospatial surveying engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is the first product for a newly created company, CartoFusion Technologies.
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  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 2015 Partnering Forums
AUTM Partnering Forums are two-day business development meetings that focus on a specific industry niche. Each forum features presentations that highlight areas of interest and best methods for working with industry partners. Attendees will introduce their institution and showcase their available technologies in an exhibit area. Short panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one networking with industry partners round out each event.

Communication Technologies
Aug. 11-12
Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology/Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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

Partnering Forum Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship of AUTM Partnering Forums underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field. Contact Madhuri Carson by email or by phone at 1-847-753-5217 to learn more.

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AUTM Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices:
On-site Registration Available

Held in conjunction with AUTM's 2015 Central Region Meeting, the Small Office Course is designed specifically for technology transfer professionals working in small offices.

No PowerPoints allowed! This will be a fully interactive discussion on the challenges facing small technology transfer offices. Come prepared to engage with others who share your struggles and your successes.

Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
July 21-22
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Hotel and travel
Schedule at a glance

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  Rembrandt University Solutions

Whether engaging in a review of a university’s entire portfolio or investigating a single instance of potential patent infringement, Rembrandt invests its own time and capital to evaluate and diligence monetization options...

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AUTM 2015 Central Region Meeting — Instrumental to Your Success:
On-site Registration Available

Find great insights, make valuable contacts and exchange new ideas at the AUTM 2015 Central Region Meeting

Join more than 200 leaders in academic research and technology transfer for three days of thought-provoking speakers, workshops and networking in the Music City.

July 20-22
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Hotel and travel
Preliminary program
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AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting: Registration Now Open
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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Schedule at a glance
Scholarship application
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AUTM 2015 TOOLS and Essentials Courses: Registration Now Open
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

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

Howard Bremer Scholarship
Application Deadline: Aug. 17
Named to honor our esteemed colleague, a pioneering AUTM member and past president of the association, the scholarship is awarded to those who — like Bremer — wish to bring creativity and innovation to the academic technology transfer profession. The scholarship offers complimentary registration and a travel allowance to attend the AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting, Feb. 14-17, in San Diego, California, USA. Learn more.

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

July 28
Australia IP Through The Lens of A Technology Transfer Office
Interested in learning more about international intellectual property? Join this webinar and learn about Australia patent, its legal system as well as tips and traps of licensing and other technology transfer agreements.

Aug. 4
How to Choose an Exciting Career Path In Technology Transfer
This FREE webinar explores the best ways to research technology transfer as a career path. Learn about mentorship, the different roles in a technology transfer office (TTO) and the balance of science, business and law in the technology transfer field.

Aug. 12
Meeting the Challenges of TTO Royalty & Equity Distributions
Discussion of the framework of policies and procedures for distributing licensing, and useful tools to help technology transfer professionals smoothly carry out important administrative tasks. A can't-miss webinar!

Aug. 18
Triage — How to Evaluate Early Stage Technologies
Experts present a step-by-step approach in describing both invention disclosure evaluation and triage. Useful tools for the triage process, including checklist and patent searches will be provided. Register and learn!

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Better World Project: July Featured Story
After decades of food trends and practices have made the American diet less nutritious and overly dependent on processed foods, a refreshing new movement is afoot — clean eating.

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.

Learn more about the critical importance of technology transfer in "Leveraging Technology in Research to Save Lives."

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Kansas State Posts Quality-Focused Patent, Intellectual Property Portfolio
(Kansas State University)

Arkansas to Host Inaugural Commercialization Forum for Graduate Students
(University of Arkansas)

Michigan's Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund Invests in Reveal Design Automation

Cincinnati Joins Other Ohio Universities in I-Corps@Ohio Initiative
(University of Cincinnati)

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