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AUTM Survey: Universities and Institutions Keep Sprouting Even More Startups
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U.S. universities and research institutions earned $2.5 billion from their patented technologies and spun out 671 new startups in fiscal year 2011 — that's a 21 percent increase in startups from five years ago. New numbers from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), which released a summary of its 2011 Licensing Activity Survey this week, show "very strong" licensing and startup activity despite difficult economic conditions. More

University of Buffalo Receives Funding for 'iHub'
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A two-year University at Buffalo project will aim to advance innovations emerging from other SUNY campuses. The Innovation Hub, or "iHub," will "accelerate the commercialization pipeline, connect entrepreneurs to university and community resources and cultivate a highly skilled talent pool" through 10 counties in Western New York. More

US Department of Energy Invests $10 Million in 2 University-led Projects for Advancement of CSP Technologies
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Arizona for its new US$10 million investment through the SunShot Initiative. The projects aim to advance CSP system technologies by improving heat transfer fluids, which in turn help to increase the efficiencies and lower the costs of CSP systems. More
Related story: Arizona State University Receives $855k DOE Grant for Solar Panel Innovation (College Classes)

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Top 10 Colleges for Budding Entrepreneurs
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The 2013 Unigo College Rankings showcase the colleges across the country that, according to students, have built exemplary entrepreneurship programs and made resources for aspiring founders readily available. More

Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State University See Revenue Grow from Technology Licenses
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Oklahoma's two largest universities brought in more money last year through technology licenses than in the previous year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Both Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma saw their technology transfer revenue grow during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. More

What Google and Viagra Have to Do With Funding Colleges and Universities
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Research at American universities helped give us radar, the computer, jet propulsion and the atomic bomb. But falling federal and state funding and the dismantling of big corporate research labs mean that we're less likely to see those kinds of useful — and highly profitable — inventions in the future. So Ohio state officials are pushing its colleges to do a better job of working with businesses to produce profitable research and replace public funding gaps. But a new survey from Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) shows that most Ohio colleges fall short on most measures of research commercialization compared to other colleges nationwide. More

Michigan eLab Connects Silicon Valley VC to U-M Entrepreneurs
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A group of University of Michigan alumni have formed the Michigan eLab, a new venture capital fund that aims to connect tech startups from the university community with Silicon Valley cash and resources. With more living alumni than any other school, the Michigan eLab has a goal of raising $40 million by the fall and leveraging their networks to launch companies. More

New York Senator to Promote High-tech Jobs Legislation
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Many big pharmaceutical companies have stopped doing research and development, leaving these tasks to the academic world. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced new legislation that would create a grant pool for the early stages of high-tech development and commercialization. More

Saudi Arabian Technology Hothouse Formed at Cambridge University
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The University of Cambridge and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, have formed a collaborative research center based in Cambridge UK. The center will provide a platform for cooperation in scientific research, the transfer of technology and the training of postgraduate students and post-docs within the two institutions. More

Charter Fellows: Call for Nominations
Nominate your distinguished faculty inventors as Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. NAI Fellow status is intended for outstanding faculty, at the level of National Medal winners, members of National Academies, etc. The Fellows Selection Committee includes a Nobel Laureate, two National Medal recipients, senior officials from the USPTO, AAAS, AUTM…
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Silicon Cell Breakthrough Turns Two Solar Competitors into Allies
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A study on a pioneering "advanced processing technology" at the University of New South Wales aimed at enhancing the efficiency of first-generation silicon solar cells has opened the doors for two solar companies to become partners. Suntech Power and Hanwha Solar will work on a concerted research with the University of New South Wales' School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering to experiment on tiny metal contact regions that can be "self-patterned." More

Mobile Gadgets Assisting Older People and Disabled at Home
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Common Mobile gadgets are being used to improve the independence of disabled and older people in their homes and their ability to communicate with others. One example is a portable sign-language translator that can be used on any device with a built-in camera such as a mobile phone or tablet. More

Register for AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting
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Early registration has begun for the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting, February 27 – March 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The conference serves as a networking and professional development event, drawing from the global community of technology transfer professionals from academia and industry, venture investors and other intellectual property experts. More

Preview: AUTM US Licensing Survey: FY2011
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AUTM publishes a report of academic licensing activity at the end of each year for the prior fiscal year. The next report, the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2011, will be published in December 2012. In an effort to provide meaningful data sooner, AUTM has released highlights of the survey. AUTM president, Todd Sherer, Ph.D., CLP, discusses those highlights here.

AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition Accepting Applications
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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 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 12. Learn more and apply online today. More

AUTM GTP Leads the Pack with 22,000 Technologies
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The AUTM GTP now has over 22,000 technologies posted and 2,728 organizations participating. Are you connected?

GTP access is a free member benefit, be sure to take advantage of it. The AUTM GTP is being promoted widely at several major industry events and will be featured at the BIO International Convention next year. There has never been a better time to set up your profile and make sure your institution's technologies are listed on the GTP.

AUTM recognizes that many government agencies and nonprofit institutions have regulations against memberships in professional organizations such as AUTM. AUTM has created a subscription option to help these restricted organizations participate in the GTP.

Spinach Power Gets a Major Boost
(Vanderbilt University)

University Inventors Fast-track Technology to Market Through National Program
(University of Michigan)

'Pre-bionic' Eye Lets Woman See Light
(University of Melbourne)

Michigan State Tech Spinout to Use $7 Million to Develop Monitoring Device
(Michigan State University)


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