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Two Years Later, Bold New Steps for the Materials Genome Initiative
The White House
Two years ago, President Barack Obama launched the Materials Genome Initiative, a collaborative endeavor of the public and private sectors designed to double the pace of innovation, manufacture and deployment of high-tech materials in America. Universities, companies, Federal agencies and other materials science stakeholders recently announced more than twenty new commitments to kick-start an ambitious third year for the MGI.
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Small GR Firm Receives Grant for Research With WMU
Grand Rapids Business Journal
Eight small firms in Michigan, including a new research group in Grand Rapids, have received Small Company Innovation Program grants that will enable them to participate in research projects with Michigan universities. The grants enable research partnerships between small Michigan businesses and a collaboration of six public universities, with the goal being to help drive innovation and commercialization.
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Moto's Skunkworks Enlists U of I, Other Top Schools
Crain's Chicago Business
Motorola Mobility's special-projects outfit is teaming up with the University of Illinois and seven other top research universities to speed up R&D on new technologies. In addition to U of I, other schools include CalTech, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Texas A&M University and Virginia Tech.
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Texas A&M-Developed Technology Earns National Innovation Award
Texas A&M University
Technology developed by a Texas A&M University chemist with the help of a federal grant has earned national recognition for the Texas-based startup company working to commercialize it for a host of industry uses.
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New Scanning Laser Can Tell What An Object Is Made Of
Using commercially-available telecommunications technology, engineers from the University of Michigan have developed a laser capable of detecting a substance's composition from high up in the Earth's atmosphere, according to a new report in the journal Optics Letters. Project researchers said the technology could have a wide range of applications, from military warning systems to airport security.
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N.C. State Gets Help to Commercialize Wireless Tech Research
Triangle Business Journal
North Carolina State University will partner with the Wireless Research Center of N.C., to work on ways to commercialize wireless technology research from the university. The partnership was spearheaded by the university's Office of Technology Transfer, the group that helps scientists bring their research into the world outside academia. In 2011-12, OTT had 120 patents issued, helped form 10 startups and reached 59 commercialization agreements.
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Allied Minds Expands Investments in Market-Making Technologies Licensed From Top US Universities
The Herald
Allied Minds, Inc., the biggest investor in technologies developed at renowned U.S. university and federal government research labs, announced the completion of its largest-ever funding round as the company expands investments in a diverse portfolio of companies with market-creating products and services. Allied Minds has significantly increased its asset base size in just seven years as it licensed dozens of technologies from top universities.
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NBD Nano, Others Get $150,000 Grant to Advance Water Technology
Boston Business Journal
State energy officials have invested $150,000 in state grants in an effort to advance water technology innovation in Massachusetts. The grants are being awarded to a Florida company, a local startup and a Northeastern University researcher in hopes to create jobs and position the Bay State as a hub for investments in advanced water technology, according to Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan.

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Patent Issued for Beneficial Animal 'Candy'
Farm & Ranch Guide
A U.S. patent has been granted to a Kansas State University-developed "candy" that stimulates the growth, health and reproductive functions of cattle, bulls and other livestock. Jim Drouillard, professor of animal sciences and industry, discovered a specific combination of molasses, oilseeds and oilseed extracts that when heated and evaporated, formed a substance that improves absorption of specific omega-3 fatty acids.

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Two Entrepreneurs Win Ben Franklin TechCelerator's Startup Boot Camp
Penn State
The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College is pleased to announce the names of the two winners of its recent eight-week Boot Camp Program for budding tech entrepreneurs. Corey Dillon and Chris Houser, from Innovative Interseeding Technology, were awarded a $7,500 prize, while Lindsay Fairman from FairTech Labs took home a check for $2,500. The prize money was presented by Kevin Irick with SiliconScapes, a previous Boot Camp winner.

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$1 Million Partnership to Advance Nanotechnology-enabled Cancer Research
The State University of New York's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Nuclea Biotechnologies have launched a $1 million research partnership to enable the development and commercialization of a high-throughput nanochip to accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of breast, colon, prostate and other cancers.
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Flexible Registration Options Announced for AUTM Symposium
AUTM has created three new registration options for the AUTM Symposium, a completely new interactive training concept featuring two advanced courses, hands on exercises and insights from all of the major funding agencies. Download this flyer to share!

NEW! Course-Only Registration Option — Save $200
If time away from your busy office is an issue, consider registering for the course-only option, which allows you to skip the first day, and attend days 2 and 3.

NEW! Student Rate Option — Save $450
AUTM offers a special student rate of $400 for the full symposium, a $450 savings off of the full Symposium registration fee. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to learn about the USPTO, funding agencies and concepts of advanced marketing and selling.

NEW! Reduced Rate for Federal Agency Employees — Save $200
Federal agency employees can attend the entire AUTM Symposium for $650 — a $200 savings off of the full Symposium registration fee.

Read AUTM VP for Professional Development DJ Nag's blog "A Look Inside the AUTM Symposium."

Download a program for full details. Schedule at a Glance. Register now.

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Final Call for Nominations — AUTM 2014 Board of Directors — Deadline Tomorrow!
The AUTM Nominations and Awards Committee is pleased to invite all AUTM members to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the 2014 AUTM Board of Directors for the following positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Vice President for Meeting Development
  • Vice President for Membership Development–Eastern Hemisphere
  • Vice President for Metrics & Surveys
  • Vice President for Professional Development
Position descriptions.

If you or somebody you know would like to be considered for one of these positions, please complete the Nominee Form and email it to Vicki Loise by tomorrow's deadline — June 28.

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AUTM 2013 Central Region Meeting — Register Online by July 1
There's still time to register for the AUTM 2013 Central Region Meeting, which takes place July 17-19. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with technology transfer professionals in the Central region!

Register online through July 1. After July 1, in-person registration fees apply.

Download the program. Schedule at a Glance. Register.

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AUTM 2013 Eastern and Western Region Meetings to Offer AUTM Connect™
AUTM's 2013 Eastern Region Meeting and the Western Region Meeting will feature AUTM Connect™ , the same partnering tool used at the AUTM Annual Meeting. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy for attendees to set up partnering meetings on via computer or smartphone. Plus, those on the AUTM GTP will have their available technologies pulled from the GTP into the partnering system for potential licensees to browse.
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AUTM Webinars
AUTM webinars provide year-round education for technology transfer students and professionals.

July 23, Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Certified Licensing Professional: A Career Development Opportunity
Join us for a free webinar to learn the history of the Certified Licensing Professional Inc. organization and certification. Learn why the CLP credential was established and why it is important to your career path. Learn more or register.

Aug. 21, Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Negotiation of License Agreements
This session will explore strategies to help you negotiate through the process without losing momentum, sacrificing deal terms or adversely impacting the long-term relationship with a future licensee. Learn more or register.

AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list at the AUTM Marketplace.

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Texas A&M to Announce Solar Energy Deal
(The Eagle)

EMC Publishing & University of Minnesota Sign Exclusive, 10-Year Agreement to Build World Language Learning Environment
(The Wall Street Journal)

ASU Startup Viomics Wins $250,000 in Funding from Arizona Commerce Authority


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