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Commercializing Hearing Technology: From People to Pipelines
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Traditional hearing aids produce louder sounds, but they don't help users with noise impressions. Enter Cogni-Wave, a hearing aid that uses rotating microphones designed to filter environmental sounds, so that the person using the hearing aids hears exactly like someone with functional hearing — one voice at a time. Spin-off company, Cogni-Wave, grew out of a Techno Workshop held by U of T's Institute for Optical Science (IOS), which offers students the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs, business people, investors and intellectual property lawyers. More

New Program to Spur Green Route to Chemistry
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The dream of many research scientists is constant access to the technical and product requirements of industries. That's why the launch of the Atlantic Green Chemistry Innovation Program in Halifax, Canada, is creating such a buzz among academics and researchers throughout Atlantic Canada. The program partners Saint Mary's University with leading organizations involved with the commercialization of academic research. More

Licensing Agreement Reached for Biofuels, Biochemicals Technology
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A licensing agreement for a novel renewable chemical and biofuel production method promises to accelerate commercial development of the technology and lead to high-quality U.S. jobs. Developed in the laboratory of Ron Raines, a University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemistry professor, the technology provides a new way to transform cellulosic biomass into renewable fuels and high-value chemicals. More

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Compact Life-Support System Could Save Lives of Newborns
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A Strathclyde University spin-off has developed a smaller and simpler life-support system that could save the lives of newborn babies with under-developed hearts and lungs. Rathlin Medical created the Extra Corporeal Life Support system after receiving funding from Scottish Enterprise and Strathclyde University for a proof-of-concept program. More

A Metamaterial Which Could Stop Electronics from Eating the Planet
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Go into a big electronics retailer and you won't find any signs boasting of the percentage of recycled electronic components that a laptop or smart TV uses. It's a reality that suits many in the industry, as they make their money selling new components. However, a spin-off technology from Oxford University may change this forever. More

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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Used Increasingly As Weapons, Patents Hamper Innovation
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Patents are vitally important to protecting intellectual property. Without patents, executives say, they could never justify spending fortunes on new products. And academics say that some aspects of the patent system, like protections for pharmaceuticals, often function smoothly. However, many people argue that patent rules, intended for a mechanical world, are inadequate in today's digital marketplace. More

Cheaper, Faster Hybrid Vehicles Thanks to new Class of Power Inverter with 'Infinite-level Voltages'
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With a laboratory breakthrough once thought impossible, a researcher at the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has invented a new class of power inverter that could put cheaper and more efficient renewable energy products on the market. The power inverter employs just a single switching transistor and generates infinite-level voltages. More

Extended Registration for AUTM 2012 Leadership Forum
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The registration deadline for the AUTM 2012 Leadership Forum has been extended to Oct. 25. This is your chance to connect with other university leaders and your industry colleagues to discuss taking leadership roles in accelerating commercialization. Register online now and save $25.

The AUTM Western Region Meeting immediately follows the AUTM Leadership Forum held Nov. 13-14 in the same location. Attend both events to maximize networking opportunities! Learn more here.

Extended Deadline: Become a Registered Technology Professional
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Gain global recognition as a technology transfer expert. The Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) is currently accepting applications for its registered technology transfer professional designation, the RTTP. The deadline for application submissions has been extended to Oct. 31. Apply here.

It's Time to Renew Your AUTM Membership
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Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning and secure your affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2013.

Did you know?
If you’re planning to attend the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting, February 27 - March 2, in San Antonio, TX, your membership discount for this meeting alone will more than offset the cost of your membership. Learn more about AUTM’s many member benefits here.

For more information and to renew, visit AUTM online or contact AUTM headquarters at or +1-847-559-0846.

AUTM 2013 Membership Appreciation Program
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With more than 3,000 members in 56 countries and six continents, AUTM is THE organization that connects technology transfer professionals and provides networking, education, data, practical tools and more. To recognize and reward organizations that encourage their technology transfer professionals to become members, AUTM is pleased to announce its 2013 Member Appreciation Program.

Any organization that signs up more AUTM members in 2013 than it had in 2012 will receive a promotional discount code, valued at $142.50, for each new member over and above the organization's 2012 membership total. Check out the complete AUTM 2013 Membership Appreciation Program here.

AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition Accepting Applications
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Application Deadline: Nov. 12
AUTM seeks academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies to participate in the AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition, taking place March 1 during the AUTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. A forum for academic-affiliated startups to pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors, the competition provides valuable experience and feedback to participants — plus a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize! Applications are due Monday, Nov. 12. Learn more and apply online today.

2012 Better World Report Seeks More Technologies
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Next Deadline: Nov. 15
Formerly an annually printed book, the Better World Report is now a Web-based publication that celebrates real-world examples of how academic research benefits humankind. Fresh stories are published each month. The committee is now seeking additional stories to be professionally written and featured in the future. So send your ideas — and help spread the word that technology transfer is advancing discoveries for a better world. To download an application or learn more about the new format and the criteria for inclusion, visit the Better World Project website. The deadline for this phase of submissions is Nov. 15.

Call for 2013 AUTM Volunteer Award Nominations
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Nomination Deadline: Nov. 15
AUTM is soliciting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Service Awards. Bestowed annually, volunteers 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 that you've worked with or encountered in 2012. Just complete a nomination form and email it to AUTM by Nov. 15.

ASU, Battelle Announce Technology Development Collaboration
(Arizona State University)

Alabama-Huntsville Students Hope Glove Keyboard will Revolutionize use of Devices with One Hand
(The University of Alabama in Huntsville)

UCSB Researchers Designed a 'Smart' Material Made of DNA That Responds With Movement When Stimulated
(University of California, Santa Barbara)


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