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Proposed Legislation Threatens Research at Universities
Indianapolis Star
Researchers at Indiana's leading universities have a long history of discovery and invention that has improved the lives of people around the world, and which has brought jobs and economic gains to the state. Unfortunately, pending legislation in Congress threatens the ability of our world-class universities — and our peers around the nation — to sustain this vital role in helping the U.S. maintain its global scientific and technological leadership.
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High-Pressure Cryocooler Prepares Proteins for X-Ray Crystallography
Cornell University via
A technology developed by Cornell scientists that prepares proteins for X-ray crystallography has made its way into the world marketplace. ADC Inc., a maker of scientific instruments located just outside Ithaca, N.Y., has licensed the high-pressure cryocooler, called HPC-201, and has just fulfilled its first order to a research center in Japan.
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Utah State Signs New Partner as Sensor Deal With GeoMetWatch Unravels
Venture-capital firm Tempus Global Data has taken over the job of commercializing Utah State University's hyperspectral sounder instrument as a hosted payload on a commercial telecommunications satellite after a falling out between the university and its former partner, GeoMetWatch, university and Tempus officials said.
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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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With Electrical Power Grid Technology, Georgia Tech Team Wins $100,000
PRNewswire via Virtual Press Office
A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announced.
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Purdue Team Wins Clean Energy Contest
Inside Indiana Business
For the second year in a row, a team from Purdue University won a statewide business plan competition for clean energy startups and will compete in a regional competition in Chicago.
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Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Envisions 'Silicon Prairie' Future for West Texas
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Jodey Arrington has a dream for West Texas. Arrington, vice chancellor of research and commercialization for the Texas Tech University System, envisions a "Silicon Prairie" in the South Plains that could rival Silicon Valley in California for technology innovation.
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Mini Robot Space Surgeon to Climb Inside Astronauts
New Scientist
It could one day answer the prayers of astronauts who need surgery in deep space. The miniature surgeon slides into the body through an incision in the belly button. Once inside the abdominal cavity — which has been filled with inert gas to make room for it to work — the robot can remove an ailing appendix, cut pieces from a diseased colon or perforate a gastric ulcer.

The fist-sized robot, a product of Virtual Incision in Lincoln, Neb., will have its first zero-gravity test — in an aircraft flying in parabolic arcs — in the next few months. While aloft, the surgery bot will perform a set of exercises to demonstrate its dexterity, such as manipulating rubber bands and other inanimate objects.

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AUTM Partnering Forum: Medical Imaging Technology — Registration Deadline April 9
April 23-24, 2014
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University
Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland, OH USA

First in AUTM's new Partnering Forum Series, this business development meeting will provide a unique opportunity to introduce your institution to all attendees and showcase your medical imaging technologies in a smaller setting.

This event will include a reverse showcase of presentations from our industry partners highlighting technological areas of interest and how to best work with their company; short panel sessions dealing with technology transfer topics relevant to medical imaging technology; and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one partnering.

Click here to view the universities and industry partners that have been invited to attend.

Registration Information. Travel Information. Schedule at a Glance.

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AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting Call for Topics — Deadline April 11
The AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting program committee is seeking abstract submissions on all areas of interest to technology transfer professionals for the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Core topic areas include:
  • Academic studies
  • Administrative successful practices
  • Global issues
  • Industry/academia partnerships
  • IP trends
  • Licensing successful practices
  • Marketing successful practices
  • Startup and gap funding
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Operations
  • Other relevant topics
The deadline to submit is April 11. Submit your ideas today!

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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.

Registration Information. Hotel and Travel Information.

Schedule at a Glance. Download Final Course Program.

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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, and enter your deals as soon as possible. As an incentive to provide content, 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 Videos Spotlight Technology Transfer Benefits
Explaining the process and benefits of technology transfer clearly and concisely to stakeholders and constituents can be challenging. Enter AUTM's new technology transfer videos.

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.

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. 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 here. Find information about participating in the project here.

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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.

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

Preliminary Schedule. Faculty.

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UK University Delegates Visit Chile for Closer Education, Research Links
High-level delegates from twelve British universities recently visited Chile to deepen their partnerships with the U.K., becoming the first large international education delegation to visit under the new Chilean government of President Michelle Bachelet.

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Hunting Bayh-Dole Vampires
Four months after the National Institutes of Health rejected the latest attempt to misuse the Bayh-Dole Act to control drug prices, zealots have risen from the crypt claiming the law should be used to haunt drug developers.

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New System Helps Speed Transfer of Research Materials at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched an automated system for processing and managing Material Transfer Agreements, which govern the transfer of biological materials, chemicals, human tissue samples and other materials between institutions to facilitate academic research.

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2014 Annual Meeting Recordings Now Available
This year, all annual meeting attendees received free access to recordings of annual meeting education tracks and workshops via the AUTM Live Learning Center. The annual meeting sessions were captured as true multimedia recreations with synchronized slides, handouts and are viewable online or as downloads in MP4 format for easy listening.

Experience AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting workshops and educational tracks by visiting the Live Learning Center today!

If you did not attend the meeting, but wish to purchase recordings, please click here.

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AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 Open for Data Collection
The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 is now open for data collection. The survey will be collecting data through mid-April.

The survey includes several new and interesting supplementary questions for 2013. Perhaps the most interesting involves listing your most important licensed products, processes or services; those that have had the greatest impact on society.

Contact to participate.

AUTM is offering sponsorship opportunities for the Licensing Activity Survey, AUTM’s most requested publication. More than 200 participating universities, hospitals and research institutions from both the U.S. and Canada receive a free copy and additional copies are sold online in the AUTM Marketplace.

Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits, or contact Madh Carson via email or at 847-753-5217.

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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Medical Device 1st Product Developed from Kansas' TAC-Cell Technology (University of Kansas)
Head of Nebraska Medical Center-Backed Startup Plots Sunscreen Revolution (Omaha World-Herald)
Arizona Launches Defense and Security Research Institute (The University of Arizona)
Washington Research Foundation to Invest in University Researchers, Help Commercialize Innovations (Washington Research Foundation)

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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!

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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Natura Therapeutics' Line of Products Available Nationwide at Kroger Supermarkets
(University of South Florida)

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, CPDC Announce Agreement
(Globe Newswire)

Fraunhofer Designs Flexible Energy Harvesters for Wearable Tech
(Design News)

Z Electronic Materials, Axium Nanofibers LLC Sponsor Joint Research
(Printed Electronics World)


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