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AUTM 2015 TOOLS and Essentials Courses
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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Industry News


Washington to Invest $37 Million in Nanofabrication Lab Critical to Researchers, Startups
University of Washington
For startup companies looking to make chips with nanoscale features for sequencing DNA or wafers for industrial barcode printing, the equipment costs to fabricate those parts could easily devour every last dollar of seed funding. The same goes for grant-funded researchers designing quantum information devices or microscale sensors to measure cell movement — which is where the Washington Nanofabrication Facility comes in.
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UCSF's Precision Medicine Test for Infection
MedCity News
Is it a superbug? A parasite? How about a fungus? Diagnosing an acute infection is a time-pressured guessing game — with doctors often flummoxed over what pathogen is causing a patient's rapidly declining health. The University of California health system, led by UC San Francisco, is using a precision medicine approach to quickly detect infectious disease among patients in its health system. It is using next-gen sequencing and a proprietary algorithm to figure out what virus, bacteria, fungus or parasite is causing a patient's illness.
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Purdue Researchers Report Sweet Corn Could Make Animal Vaccines Safer
Bioscience Technology
Animal vaccine manufacturers could benefit from the work of two Purdue University researchers who are testing biomaterial made from sweet corn to make vaccines safer. Harm HogenEsch, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Yuan Yao, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, are developing biomaterial from a nongenetically modified variety of sweet corn to use as an adjuvant in animal vaccines. Adjuvants are substances that are added to vaccines to stimulate an immune response and to improve the performance of vaccines.
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Startup 101: More Universities are Trying to Figure Out How to
Teach Entrepreneurship

Yale's Entrepreneurial Institute awarded Umi $15,000 of seed funding, as well as office space alongside nine other student startups in New Haven, Connecticut. They reside in a single room with whiteboard-lined walls where students sprawl on couches with sound-canceling headphones coding on their laptops and where their meals are catered free of charge. Since 2007, Yale's Entrepreneurial Institute has incubated more than 90 startups and raised more than $100 million in investment funding.
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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 Animal Health & Nutrition Partnering Forum
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 105-plus technologies represented at this event.
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 847-753-5217 to learn more.

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AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting: 'Wheels Up — Gaining Altitude through Partnerships and Innovation'
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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  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 Western Region Meeting
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 Seeks Proposals for Portal
AUTM is seeking proposals for the implementation and hosting of a website for research institutions to list their technologies that are available for licensing. This portal will help facilitate license agreements, collaborative research agreements, and investments or partnership arrangements between the research institutions and corporations and others interested in the technologies.

Please view the Request for Proposals for more details.

Interested organizations should submit their completed responses electronically to Paul Stark, AUTM marketing and communications director, by Monday, Aug. 31. Specific questions can be submitted in writing to the executive director and will be responded to as soon as possible.

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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

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!

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 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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AUTM Asia 2016
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 Asia 2017
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 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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University of California Startups Invited to Compete for $300K in Award Money
(San Jose Mercury News)

How the University of Washington is Aiming to Unleash a New Wave of Innovation

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