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Singapore startup pilots robot therapist for athletes

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 17, 2016 - 11:06am

A start-up out of Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a robot therapist for athletes. The Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, or Emma, is now treating patients at the Singapore Sports Hub, using acupoint therapy to treat muscle strains and injuries, according to NTU. Emma is also undergoing user trials at Kin Teck Tong’s Sports […]

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Comings and goings

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 17, 2016 - 11:04am

•  UCLA has named Amir Naiberg associate vice chancellor for the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research as well as president and CEO of Westwood Technology Transfer, the university’s affiliated tech transfer and investment arm. In his new roles Naiberg will oversee commercialization activity for the school, and will work in concert with several […]

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CCIA announces 12 tech companies to present at 2016 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge in September

InnovatioNews - August 17, 2016 - 9:27am

GOLDEN -- Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) announced the 12 technology companies selected to present at the third annual Oil amp; Gas Cleantech Challenge. Finalists were selected

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Lightning Hybrids vehicles selected to transport Denali Park visitors

InnovatioNews - August 17, 2016 - 9:07am

LOVELAND -- Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska has taken delivery of its first two hydraulic hybrid vehicles from Loveland-based Lightning Hybrids. The park is centered on Mount Denali

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Colorado Enterprise Fund announces three new board appointments

InnovatioNews - August 17, 2016 - 8:58am

DENVER -- Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. They are: Mindy McCloughan, president and CEO of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce;

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FullContact acquires Conspire, technology

InnovatioNews - August 16, 2016 - 10:23am

DENVER -- FullContact, provider of a powerful contact management platform for professionals and enterprises, today announced the acquisition of Conspire, a Techstars company that unlocks users'

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SparkFun taps Glenn Samala as new CEO

InnovatioNews - August 16, 2016 - 9:48am

BOULDER -- SparkFun Electronics, a provider of electronics parts and educational tutorials, announced the selection of Glenn Samala to serve as the company's CEO. As he announced in a June 2015 blog

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SendGrid names Leandra Fishman senior VP of sales

InnovatioNews - August 16, 2016 - 9:30am

DENVER -- SendGrid, a leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, today announced Leandra Fishman has joined the company as senior vice president of sales

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Ramen’s Pluck is able to pluck email addresses from tweets to target customers

InnovatioNews - August 15, 2016 - 1:47pm

DENVER -- A Denver software startup has launched a new way to help companies target potential customers by monitoring their tweets. Ramen recently introduced Pluck, which automatically finds tweets

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The important things may be the toughest to measure

InnovatioNews - August 15, 2016 - 10:30am

By Carl Dierschow Small Fish Business Coaching Measuring progress in your business is one of the most important tools you have. Sure, you actually have to deliver a great product and amazing

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Galvanize announces $45M in Series B funding

InnovatioNews - August 15, 2016 - 9:37am

DENVER -- Galvanize, a learning community organization delivering technology education programs and community workspaces, today announced a $45 million Series B investment led by ABS Capital

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Climate and renewable energy trends for investors are focus of SRI conference in November

InnovatioNews - August 15, 2016 - 9:18am

DENVER -- A former Colorado governor, experts from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the World Bank, Patagonia, and the investment world will address the 27th annual SRI Conference Nov.

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Innovate Fort Collins competition seeks EV charging proposals

InnovatioNews - August 12, 2016 - 10:32am

FORT COLLINS -- Proposals are sought for the first Innovate Fort Collins EV Charging Competition on Sept. 28-29. Finalists will present their proposals on how to charge electric vehicles in a way

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Pitch competitors sought for first Denver Startup Week Challenge Sept. 13-15

InnovatioNews - August 12, 2016 - 10:12am

DENVER -- Denver area startup companies are invited to take part in the inaugural Denver Startup Week Challenge pitch competition. Up to eight semifinalists in each of four tracks will be competing

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CU-Boulder study’s look inside living cells reveals key cancer process, possible treatment

InnovatioNews - August 12, 2016 - 9:56am

BOULDER -- Telomerase, a powerful enzyme that acts at the ends of human chromosomes, can keep us healthy, but it can also promote cancer growth. Now, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder

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UPenn sues Genentech over breach of royalty agreement

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 10, 2016 - 11:09am

The University of Pennsylvania is suing California-based biotech company Genentech over breach-of-contract claims tied to a licensing deal and unpaid royalties. UPenn claims that Genentech breached the terms of an amended 2010 license agreement to commercialize a university-patented treatment for cancerous tumors. Around June 2012, the FDA approved a Genentech drug called Perjeta to be […]

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Next week: Blurred Lines and Gray Areas: Managing Conflicts of Interest in University Tech Transfer and Sponsored Research

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 10, 2016 - 11:06am

Managing conflicts of interest (COIs) between funding sources, faculty researchers, and the start-ups they create is always a tough challenge for tech transfer offices – one that requires much coordination between departments at the university. Although TTOs recognize that conflicts are a given during the process of transferring IP either through a license agreement, spinoff, […]

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U Chicago continues rebranding and building its innovation ecosystem

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 10, 2016 - 11:04am

With a huge donation in hand and a growing hunger for innovation resources, the University of Chicago is working toward completed a rebranding of its innovation programs and is set to put most if not all of those programs under one roof. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is set to become a free-standing entity, […]

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NIH, AUTM warn about lax Bayh-Dole compliance among TTOs

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 10, 2016 - 10:59am

Tech transfer programs may need to reassess their Bayh-Dole compliance program after recent warnings from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), which both say universities are risking the rights to their inventions if they get complacent. NIH is one of many federal entities that provide funding for […]

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U of Pittsburgh licenses novel microneedle patch to treat skin cancer

Tech Transfer eNews Blog - August 10, 2016 - 10:56am

The University of Pittsburgh has signed a license agreement with SkinJect, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company, for a novel, minimally invasive treatment for common forms of non-melanoma skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.  Two million new cases of basal cell cancer are reported annually in the U.S., and more than half of all patients […]

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