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New York-based Tech Company Detects Fake Fingerprints
VideoBriefAs technology advances, so does the probability of hacking attempts on mobile devices. But a Potsdam, N.Y.-based company, born from a technology transfer of research conducted at Clarkson University, has designed software to help detect false fingerprints from an unauthorized user that may be used in the hacking process.
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Aperture Center Targeted for Tech Incubation
Albuquerque Journal News
The Aperture Center at Mesa del Sol may become command central for technology transfer efforts by New Mexico's research universities and national labs. That's the vision touted by leaders at the University of New Mexico who want to acquire the 78,000-square-foot building for $4.5 million.
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University of Alabama to Host Innovation Day
The Tuscaloosa News
The University of Alabama will host Innovation Day on Nov. 15, for those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. A wide range of innovative approaches will be illustrated and a student-run company will discuss small loans to for entrepreneurs.
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  NAI Conference March 6-7, 2014

Register now for the 3rd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 6-7 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Conference features world class speakers, “Night at the Museum” event in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian, and the induction of the 2013 NAI Fellows. Register and read more

New Service Helps Local Entrepreneurs Raise Capital
Missouri University of Science and Technology
The office of technology transfer and economic development at Missouri University of Science and Technology is launching a new service to help entrepreneurs in the Rolla, Mo., area raise capital. "There are plenty of cutting-edge technologies and interesting business concepts that could form the basis for high-potential business ventures in the Rolla area," says Keith Strassner, director of technology transfer and economic development at Missouri S&T.
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Colorado State University Spinoff to Present at NREL Growth Forum, Clean Tech Open
OptiEnz Sensors LLC, founded in 2010 by Ken Reardon, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado State University, has been selected to present at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Industry Growth Forum in Denver. The company, which develops biosensors to measure organic contaminants in liquids, has completed prototype development and is moving into the production and sales phase.
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Udall Stresses Tech Transfer Initiative, Collaboration Efforts
Albuquerque Business First
The heads of the state of New Mexico's federal research labs and major research universities met to discuss ways to bring more of the technology they're developing to the private sector. The group, known as the Collaborative Research & Development Council, came together for its inaugural summit at the request of Sen. Tom Udall, who hopes to see the research universities and the federal labs create new companies based on technology from the labs.
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Purdue, GE Form Innovation Partnership
Inside Indiana Business
Purdue University and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process. The agreement will merge the expertise of GE's corporate technology commercialization group with innovations being developed at Purdue to commercialize new technologies.
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“The Technology Transfer Office’s Dilemma – Balancing Risk and Return in Monetizing Infringed Patents”

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AUTM Membership Renewal
It's time to reiterate your commitment to lifelong learning and confirm your affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2014. If you're planning to attend the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, Feb. 19-22, in San Francisco, CA, your membership discount for this meeting alone will more than offset the cost of your membership. There are plenty of other membership features and benefits, too. Read about them here.

For more information, contact AUTM headquarters at or 1-847-559-0846.

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Register Now for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, being held Feb. 19–22, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, USA.

The AUTM Annual Meeting is the largest in-person gathering of academic technology transfer professionals. No other meeting offers this level of access to hundreds of decision makers for one low registration fee. Attendance is open to everyone.
  • New This Year: Free Mini-Courses!
    This year, AUTM is offering four mini-courses that will allow you to experience AUTM’s professional development programs free of charge. Learn more.

  • Additional Professional Development Opportunities
    Maximize your time out of the office by signing up for an AUTM professional development course. Learn more about the courses available this year.
Register online now. Accommodations & travel information. Detailed program.

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2014 Annual Meeting Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
Prime booth space at the AUTM Annual Meeting is limited. Act now to secure this opportunity to unveil products and services, investigate resources and build client relationships. Register to exhibit.

Looking for another way to reach your target audience? Consider a sponsorship package. Packages range from $1,000 to $25,000 and can be fully customized to fit your needs. Opportunities are going fast. Submit your contract.

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Colorado Looking to Galaxy to Tackle Glaucoma
Global University Venturing
The University of Colorado has exported rights to commercialize an implantable medical device to tackle the efforts of glaucoma to local medtech firm Galaxy Ophthalmics. Colorado's innovation allows doctors to have greater control of the drainage rate both during surgery and for months to years following it, improving patient outcomes.

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AUTM Begins Search for New Executive Director
AUTM is looking for an executive director from the technology transfer community who understands the issues facing technology transfer professionals. This new, visionary leader will work with AUTM leadership and others to take the association to an even greater level of representation and service to members.

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Penn Research Commercialization Quadruples Over 4 Years
The Daily Pennsylvanian
In fiscal year 2011, the University of Pennsylvania made $14 million from its research. Research at the university has seen a rise in commercialization, meaning that it is monetized through business ventures like startup companies and licensing agreements with corporations.

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AUTM's 40th Anniversary Celebration
AUTM celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, and we'll kick off the yearlong celebration at the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting. While there will be some nods to the past, the celebration will be very forward thinking, and AUTM needs YOUR help!

The Next 40 Years in Technology Transfer: So much has happened in the last 40 years. What do you think will happen in the next 40 years? Submit your ideas for what the future holds. Members will vote on their favorite!

Help Us Identify 40 University Innovations Worth Celebrating: Identify the innovations that have made the biggest impact. Share your creative ideas for a chance to have your idea featured on the AUTM website and at the Annual Meeting.

Submit your ideas the following ways:
  • Tweet them using the hashtag #AUTM40th
  • Post them on the AUTM LinkedIn Group
  • Email them here
Send AUTM Your Video Message: Congratulate AUTM on its 40th anniversary with a video message! We'll feature select video messages on the AUTM website, and also share them at the Annual Meeting. Send videos via email here.

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Call for 2014 AUTM Volunteer Award Nominations
AUTM is accepting nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Service Awards. Bestowed annually, volunteer awards recognize significant contributions in shaping AUTM and advancing academic technology transfer globally. The nomination process is easy and an excellent way to single out the accomplishments of volunteers. Just complete a nomination form and email it to Aaron Adair at AUTM by Nov. 22.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Licensing Agreement with Emory to Commercialize Novel Alzheimer's Risk Biomarkers (Marketwired)
Penn Research Commercialization Quadruples Over 4 Years (The Daily Pennsylvanian)
AUTM Begins Search for New Executive Director (AUTM)
Ohio Hospital Execs: Pediatrics Has an 'Unlimited Supply' of Unsolved Clinical Problems (MedCity News)
Nashville Startups Compete for Prize in Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge (The Tennessean)

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM has announced the following webinars: To view the complete list of upcoming webinars, click here. AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.
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AUTM President Sean Flanigan to Speak at MTDC Technology Conference
AUTM President Sean Flanigan, RTTP, is the plenary speaker for this year's MTDC Technology Conference, being held Nov. 21-22 in Kuala Lumpur. Discussions at the conference will focus on funding, entrepreneurship, incubation and growth and technology innovation. Targeted at technology-based companies, entrepreneurs, academia and investors, the conference will also address the needs of researchers, inventors, venture capitalists, business strategies, technology transfer/licensing offices, policy makers and students to better understand the commercialization processes, trends, challenges and the dynamics of its ecosystem.
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UCLA Venture Capital Fund Award Recipients Named

Kenya: Nyeri, Kimathi University Seal Coffee Research Deal

UC Recognized for Economic Engagement
(The University of Cincinnati)

UW-Superior Graduate to Lead Montana State Research Enterprise
(The University of Wisconsin-Superior)


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