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Economic Council: Use University Innovation to Create Wealth
The Topeka Capital-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kent Glasscock, of Kansas State University's Institute for Commercialization, reported to Gov. Sam Brownback's Council of Economic Advisors that the state can harness the innovations of its universities to create wealth though partnerships with private companies. More

New Masters Program at Michigan Teaches Inventors to be Entrepreneurs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Students in entrepreneurship classes usually are taught to first identify a need, and then to engineer a technology or a service to fill that need. A new masters program at the University of Michigan is turning that process upside down, by teaching inventors how to bring their inventions to market. More

6 Health Technologies that the University of Minnesota Licensed in Fiscal 2012
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Under the leadership of Jay Schrankler, University of Minnesota's Office for Technology Commercialization licensed 12 technologies in fiscal 2012, turning around the university’s tech transfer operation that many considered lackluster. More

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Remotoscope, an iPhone Otoscope, Inching Closer Towards Commercialization    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief One of the most impressive elements of the University of California, Berkeley mobile microscope technology is its potential as a medical diagnostic tool for physicians in remote areas across the planet. In addition, this technology has the potential to turn the iPhone into an otoscope, which could enable the remote diagnosis of ear infections. More

University of Cambridge Researchers Develop Printable Lasers
Laser Focus World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have designed a process to "print" a type of organic laser on any surface, using a custom inkjet printing system. The process involves developing lasers based on chiral nematic liquid crystals, similar to the materials used in flat-panel LCD displays and can, under the right conditions, be stimulated to produce laser emissions. More

Old School Meet New School: How Boston Universities are Adapting to Build Entrepreneurs
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In Boston, business and higher education have long been intertwined. Facebook started in a Harvard dorm room. iRobot got its start in MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab and Sand 9 was founded as a Boston University Photonics Center spinout. More than ever before, Boston's colleges and universities are embracing entrepreneurship with new programs and resources that promote innovation and create opportunities for students to become successful entrepreneurs. More

App Lets You Monitor Lung Health Using Only a Smartphone
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People suffering from asthma or other chronic lung problems are typically only able to get a measure of their lung function blowing into a specialized piece of equipment. But a new tool from researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's hospital lets people monitor their lung function at home or on the go simply by blowing into their smartphones. More

Can the Source of Funding for Medical Research Affect the Results?
Scientific American (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many clinical research studies are funded by pharmaceutical companies, and there is a general perception that such industry-based funding could potentially skew the results in favor of a new medication or device. Even though this rationale makes intuitive sense, it does not necessarily prove that industry funding influences the results of trials. However, new data suggests that the funding source does seem to correlate with the outcomes of clinical trials. More

The Joy of Networking
AUTM (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Participating in activities-based networking events is a highly productive way to establish meaningful professional connections. But these events can also be enjoyable and fun. Read how one AUTM Annual Meeting attendee maximized his visibility and enjoyment at the AUTM Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. And check out the roster of must-attend networking events planned for the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

AUTM Professional Development Webinars
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Stay current on trending tech transfer issues from the comfort and convenience of your desk. Designed to deconstruct and address the latest industry issues, AUTM Webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price.

  • Oct. 9: Commercializing a New Breed of IP: Mobile Applications
  • Oct. 17: Introduction to Triaging Invention Disclosures
  • Oct. 23: How to Use Social Media to Market University Inventions

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  • 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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    AUTM 2012 Leadership Forum — Save $50
    AUTM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The AUTM 2012 Leadership Forum (Nov. 13-14) brings together university professionals and industry colleagues to discuss taking leadership positions in accelerating commercialization. Register by Oct. 17 and save $50. More

    AUTM 2012 Western Region Meeting — Last Day to Save $25
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    The AUTM Western Region Meeting (Nov. 15-16) provides insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals. Register by Sept. 27 to save $25. More

    The Original Twitter? Tiny Electronic Tags Monitor Birds’ Social Networks
    (University of Washington)

    New Device to Help Offshore Energy Firms Detect Dolphins Makes Waves
    (University of St. Andrews)

    Nuclear Waste-Burning Technology Could Change the Face of Nuclear Energy
    (University of Texas)


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