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Early Registration Discounts End July 7
The deadline for early registration discounts for AUTM's 2015 Central Region Meeting and for AUTM's Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices is July 7. Reserve your space now and save off the cost of onsite registration.

AUTM 2015 Central Region Meeting — Instrumental to Your Success
What event is instrumental to your success? Find great insights, make valuable contacts, and exchange new ideas at the AUTM 2015 Central Region Meeting. Join more than 200 leaders in academic research and technology transfer for three days of thought-provoking speakers, workshops, and networking in the Music City. Learn more.

AUTM Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
Held in conjunction with AUTM's 2015 Central Region Meeting, the Small Office Course is beneficial to those with an interest in starting a new technology transfer office or who already have an existing small office and would like to grow existing efforts dramatically. Learn more.

Both events:
July 21-22
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Department of Commerce Launches $4.5 Million Funding Round for University Research
Birmingham Business Journal
For the second time since the state created the Alabama Innovation Fund in 2012, researchers and scientists at Alabama universities will have the chance to land sizable chunks of state funding. In line with its Accelerate Alabama initiative, the Alabama Department of Commerce has launched a $4.5 million funding round designed to help transition research into economic development opportunities.
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Researchers Pitch Their Ideas: Vermont Hosts 1st SPARK-VT
The University of Vermont
With proposals ranging from low-cost ground-penetrating radar to a lung sealant derived from seaweed, six research teams from the University of Vermont pitched their ideas to a panel of experts at the first universitywide SPARK-VT session, all hoping to receive a seed grant to help move their innovative work one step closer to the marketplace.
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Louisville's Conn Center, Tech Company Aim to Change Biofuels Industry
Louisville Business First
The University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and a South Carolina tech company hope to leverage an ancient process to commercialize a new alternative biofuel. Late last week the Conn Center, an energy research center at U of L's J.B. Speed School of Engineering, announced the partnership with Greenville, South Carolina-based Integro Earth Fuels Inc. to help accelerate the scaling of Integro's NuCoal product.
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Fresno State Pilot Program Kicks it Up a Notch for Inventors
The Business Journal
A new program launched this summer at Fresno State seeks to help local inventors bridge the gap between their prototype products and the commercial market space through mentorship and business support services. Innovate Fresno State debuted earlier this month as a collaboration between the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Fresno State Small Business Development Center. The initiative brings together academic, government and private-industry stakeholders to help support local entrepreneurs.
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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


Registration Now Open for 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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AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting: Registration Now Open
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

Hotel and travel
Schedule at a glance
Scholarship application
Sponsorship application

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AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting: Registration Now Open
Join attendees from the Western United States and Canada for the AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting. This exciting program of educational and networking events is designed to provide valuable industry insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals alike. Plus, ample networking opportunities provide a forum for exchanging ideas and making contacts.

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 meeting schedule for more details.

Sept. 10-11
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hotel and travel
Schedule at a glance
Sponsorship application

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AUTM 2015 Partnering Forums
AUTM Partnering Forums are two-day business development meetings that focus on a specific industry niche. Each forum features presentations that highlight areas of interest and best methods for working with industry partners. Attendees will introduce their institution and showcase their available technologies in an exhibit area. Short panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one networking with industry partners round out each event.

Communication Technologies
Aug. 11-12
Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology/Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Animal Health & Nutrition Technologies
Sept. 1-2
Hosted by Kansas State University and Auburn University
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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 1-847-753-5217 to learn more.

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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
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

July 7
Bayh-Dole Reporting and Highlights for iEdison Software Upgrade
Learn more about the recent iEdison software upgrade. Hear highlights of the upgrade, why it happened, what has changed and how these changes will ultimately benefit institutions, iEdison and the entire Bayh-Dole reporting process.

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!

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State Grant to Leverage Biomedical Innovation at Connecticut Universities
(Yale University)

3-D Bioprinting Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015-21

Morgan State University Researchers Bring another Invention to Market
(USBE Online via Black Engineer)

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