Monday, January 31, 2005

Jill Sorensen newly appointed director of Johns Hopkins' Office of Licensing & Tech Development

As reported in the JHU Gazette... Jill Sorensen, the newly appointed associate provost and director of the Office of Licensing and Technology Development, will begin work at JHU on March 1. It's about the money, sure. But it's not all about the money. What it's really about, says Jill Sorensen, is getting the faculty's discoveries and inventions quickly into widespread use by physicians, businesses, even consumers and thereby improving health, standards of living and society in general. [More...]

2005 Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference

National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference Series... The main goal of the SBIR/STTR Conferences is to help you Learn How to Tap into a $2 Billion Business Resource through the National SBIR/STTR Program. and aspiring small businesses can learn about the SBIR/STTR to apply for and what it takes to win some of the $2 billion in U.S. Government R&D investments. [More...]

Friday, January 28, 2005

Power Sources Manufacturers Association

Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). "The purpose of the Association shall be to enhance the stature and reputation of its members and their products, improve their knowledge of technological and other developments related to power sources, and educate the entire electronics industry, plus academia, as well as government and industry agencies as to the importance of, and relevant applications for, all types of power sources and conversion devices." [More...]

Joint Venture to Develop Inverters

Joint Venture to Develop Inverters as seen in Power Electronics Technology. Edited by PETech Staff. [More...]

AgResearch - IP Licensing Opportunities

AgResearch - IP Licensing: "Licensing Opportunities. The Commercial Services Group seeks licensees for the use of know-how arising out of AgResearch Science. The technologies listed below are available for licensing in various territories and fields of use." [More...]

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Bozeman ranked # 1 small-business market

The Bozeman Daily ChronicleBozeman ranked No. 1 small-business market among small U.S. cities. ERIN NICHOLES, Chronicle Staff Writer. "Bozeman is the best small-business market in the United States among cities with fewer than 100,000 people, according to a new study by a national publisher of metropolitan business journals." [More...]

Wind Power Maps

Wind Power Maps: "Northwestern U.S. Wind Mapping Project New high-resolution, state-of-the-art maps of wind energy potential are now available for the Northwest. Resource estimates are easily accessible to the public through an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) website." [More...]

Wind Powering America - Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model

Wind Power - Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model. The Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model is an easy-to-use model to analyze the economic impacts of constructing and operating wind power plants. Users enter basic information about a wind project (including the state location, the year of construction, and the size of the facility) to determine project cost (i.e., specific expenditures) and the income (i.e., wages and salary), economic activity, and number of jobs that will accrue to the state (or local region) from the project. To the extent the user has and can incorporate project-specific data and the share of spending that is expected to occur locally (a critical input), the more localized the impact analysis will be. [More...]

Wind Turbines @ Defunct Nuclear Plant

Wind turbines dedicated at defunct nuke plant. Adrienne Esposito and Chris O'Connor (NEWSDAY PHOTO/KAREN WILES STABILE). FROM NEWSDAY.COM. Two new wind turbines were dedicated today at the site of the defunct Shoreham nuclear power plant that was decommissioned a decade ago. The turbines are capable of generating as much as 200,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, the Long Island Power Authority said in a news release. The turbines stand about 100 feet tall and use 25-foot blades to produce power. [More...]

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Petroleum T2 Council

Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. CBM Symposium - To keep up with the latest thinking and developments in a field it is necessary to attend symposia and conferences. Unfortunately presentations given at the symposia are not generally available to those unable to attend. To make presentations available PTTC Rockies has initiated this site to post presentations. We are beginning with CBM presentations. We will be adding categories and presentations as we receive Permission to post them." [More...] "

T2: Risk Analysis for Dam Safety,

Risk Analysis for Dam Safety. Technology Transfer is an important aspect of the Risk Analysis for Dam Safety Research Program. Methods to transfer technology include technical reports, bulletins, workshops, videos, articles in technical journals, software, and the Internet. [More...]

Sunday, January 23, 2005

The Art of the Start @ Univ of Central Florida

The Art of the Start - Thursday, February 24, 2005 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, the University of Central Florida and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, along with Silicon Valley-based Garage Technology Ventures, will present The Art of the Start, a conference about helping entrepreneurs succeed with time-tested, battle-hardened business strategies and tactics. Start-up authority and popular business author Guy Kawasaki and experts from Garage, along with Florida leaders and mavericks, venture capitalists, and successful start-up CEOs explore the art of starting up. [More...]

Florida Venture Forum - January 27-28, 2005

2005 Florida Venture Capital Conference. "...attend the 14th annual Florida Venture Capital Conference January 27-28, 2005 at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida where approximately 20-25 of the best Florida-based private companies looking for venture capital funding in Florida will make presentations to a national audience of venture capitalists, investment bankers and private equity investors. Seminars for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will focus on various aspects of the venture capital industry. In-depth panel discussions will cover a variety of topics." [More...] Florida's Technology Transfer

Florida has 11 state universities, 4 major medical schools, and numerous independent colleges and universities that perform more than $1.2 billion (2002) in sponsored research by working closely with business and industry to create cutting-edge technology. These institutions have brought more than $95 million in royalties to the state. [More...]

Saturday, January 22, 2005

AcquiringTech: What Every Federal Employee Needs to Know

Acquiring Technology: What Every Federal Employee Needs to Know. The Acquiring Technology training is a 3.5 hour course that provides and overview of the Requiring Official's role in the acquisition planning and preparation as it relates to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act." [More...]

Section 508 of Rehibilation Act, defined

Section 508 of Rehibilation Act. "508 Law In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. Section 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. It is recommended that you review the laws and regulations listed below to further your understanding about Section 508 and how you can support implementation." [More...]

Section 508: Assistive Technology Day - January 26, 2005

Section 508: Assistive Technology Day is January 26, 2005: U.S. General Services Administration Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA) Assistive Technology Showcase. January 2005 Assistive Technology Day. The January Assistive Technology Day event will focus on a cornucopia of assistive technology products to kick off the new year with tons to explore! There will be something for everyone in the accessibility field at this one-of-a-kind assistive technology showcase. [More...]

Friday, January 21, 2005

Clean-Technology Investor Summit

Clean-Technology Investor Summit. February 2-3 Rancho Mirage, CA. Emerging growth companies delivering clean-tech products and services represent the next big wave of technology innovation. Clean-tech investing has flourished in recent years for a range of sectors, including renewable and distributed energy, advanced materials, transportation, and water purification and management. More...

NREL: Events and Conferences - 2005

Natl Renewable Energy Lab: Events and Conferences.More...

New NREL Lab Delves into Plants for Fuels

NREL: New Lab Delves into Plants for Fuels. Golden, Colo. — A new integrated facility designed to give scientists unprecedented insights into the chemical and biological reactions which can transform renewable plant and waste materials into useful sources of energy was dedicated yesterday at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Called the Biomass Surface Characterization Laboratory (BSCL), the $2.85 million facility features an array of electron and optical microscopes, and other advanced research tools, to probe biomass-to-energy processes at the most basic atomic and molecular levels. More...

Sandia National Laboratory's iPAL System

Sandia National Laboratory's Intellectual Property Available for Licensing (iPAL) System. "The purpose of this website is to highlight exceptional opportunities to license Sandia Intellectual Property (IP) that are currently available. To facilitate the rapid adoption of these technologies, Sandia is offering outstanding licensing terms to successful bidders." More...

Thursday, January 20, 2005

WINDPOWER 2005 - Networking Events

WINDPOWER 2005 - Networking Events. May 15-18, 2005. Denver, Colorado. "Whether you’re just getting involved in the U.S. wind market, or whether you’ve been around for years, everyone benefits from the various networking opportunities at the WINDPOWER conferences. With various receptions, an awards banquet, and post-conference events such as the traditional wind project tour, there are numerous ways to meet others." More...

Trace Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide Senor - SBIR Success Story

Technology Transfer Program - SBIR Success Story. Trace Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide Senor. In a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with Marshall Space Flight Center MFSC), Spectral Sciences, Inc., of Burlington, Massachusetts, has produced trace atmospheric carbon monoxide sensors based on a novel infrared light source. The research provides the means for long-term monitoring of carbon monoxide (CO) trace concentrations in inhabited environments, with particular application to the U.S. Space Station. Spectral Sciences currently holds an outstanding purchase order from ABB Process Analytics to deliver a version of the light source for their evaluation. More...

Thin-Film Fresnal Solar-Energy Reflector

Technology Transfer Program - SBIR Success Story. Thin-Film Fresnal Solar-Energy Reflector. A Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract between Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and United Applied Technologies has resulted in a thin-film Fresnal solar-energy reflector. An ultra-lightweight, thin-polymide-film deployable structure is integrated with ultraviolet radiation and atomic-oxygen-resistant thin-film-polymide Fresnal lenses and reflectors for use in solar thermal propulsion; large, next-generation space telescopes; and space solar power systems. More...

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Online database highlights opportunities to license Sandia IP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new online database created to highlight opportunities to license Sandia National Laboratories' intellectual property is now available to the general public. The purpose of Sandia's Intellectual Property Available for Licensing (iPALTM) database is to show Sandia technologies that may not be fully utilized in the commercial marketplace and to help companies move promising technologies toward commercialization. More...

Transfer and the New Economy - from Mondaq

Caplin & Drysdale - United States - Technology Transfer and the New Economy. Article by Milton Cerny. The presidential debates put in sharp relief the challenges facing the United States economy regarding rising deficits, underfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare, and health care. Outsourcing of jobs has created dislocations and job losses and lessening of employment opportunities throughout the United States and particularly in the economically depressed areas that once were the engines of our economy that fueled our quality of life. More...

Monday, January 17, 2005

Trans-Pacific Open Source SW Conference - Honolulu - Jan 17-21

TPOSSCON 2005 - Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii Jan 17-21. The Hawai'i Open Source Education Foundation (HOSEF) is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference (TPOSSCON) this January at the Hawai'i Convention Center. A fundraiser for our 501(c)(3), the core objective of TPOSSCON is to create productive and strategic sessions between entrepreneurs, government officials, developers, consumers, non-profits, and corporations from both sides of the Pacific. More...

Intangibles: US & Global Planning Considerations - 2005 ABA Midyear Meeting

ABA SECTION OF TAXATION • January 20 - 22, 2005, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • San Diego, CA. Intangibles: US and Global Planning Considerations. Outbound and inbound planning strategies in the context of case studies. Inter-relationship of regulations affecting the ownership and transfer of intangibles among related parties, current and proposed, as well as OECD Guidelines and case law evolutions. Implications of the IRS/Treasury theme that transfer pricing rules should reach similar results in the case of economically similar transactions, regardless of characterization or structure. More...

Tax Treaties & Transfer Pricing Law 2005 : Univ of Melbourne

Melbourne Law School: Australian Tax Treaties and Transfer Pricing. This course is designed to provide an advanced study of Australia''s international tax treaties and transfer pricing laws, both as regards inbound and outbound investment, and to examine in depth practical issues of international taxation arising from tax treaties and transfer pricing laws. More...

$1M Donated to Center for Biomedical Innovation & T2

Clinic Reaps $1M for Innovations. By SHANNON PETTYPIECE for Crain's Cleveland Business. "The Cleveland Clinic's technology commercialization arm has another $1 million to help Clinic inventions reach the market." More...

Friday, January 14, 2005

Tanner Insurance - Coverage for the Tech Start-Up

Tanner Insurance discusses the type of coverage a technology start-up requires. "If you are in the R&D stage, you'll need a minimal amount of coverage initially. The typical startup should consider the following types of insurance products:" More...

Intellectual Property - what are the risks?

AON discusses the risks associated with intellectual property: "The value of technology transfer related deals increased from $15 billion in the early 1990's to $100 billion in 1998 and with the increasing movement of western countries towards knowledge based economies this growth is set to continue. As more and more companies look towards their patent portfolios as a source of revenue, the risks associated with the use of new technology are increasing and many companies are prepared to resort to litigation to enforce their IP rights." More...

Oregon State University T2 Research Office - Insurance & Indemnification

Oregon State University T2 Research Office discusses its approach to insurance & indemnification. "Oregon State University, as an agency of the State of Oregon, is self-insured for general liability and worker's compensation insurance. The Oregon Tort Claims Act provides for remedies against the state for claimants in these areas. The university, to the extent permitted by the constitution and laws of the State of Oregon, will agree to indemnify the research sponsor for the university's own negligent acts or omissions in the performance of the research project. The sponsor will be expected to indemnify the university and the Oregon University System from any liability arising out of the activities carried out pursuant to the obligations of the sponsored program and for the sponsor's use of the research results obtained from the activities performed by the university under the sponsored program." More...:

Indiana Univ Research & Technology Corp - indemnification

Office of Technology Transfer - Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) discusses its approach to indemnification and insurance: "The company agrees as part of its license to defend against and pay legal costs associated with any lawsuit IURTC or the University gets involved in as a result of the company exercising its rights from the license. Usually this protection is not available if the lawsuit results from negligence or willful misconduct on the part of IURTC or the University. Occasionally, IURTC will agree to indemnify the company. In these rare instances, the liability that IURTC can incur on behalf of the University is limited by the Indiana Tort Claims Act (which provides the maximum amount a public university in the state of Indiana can be sued). We require the company to carry enough insurance to comply with its indemnification obligation." More...

Thursday, January 13, 2005

About Open describes itself as an open community for business process design built by an open community of technology transfer practitioners and providers. Operating under a open source paradigm, with a common public license that provides royalty free documentation, source code and world wide redistribution rights, provides commercialization professionals with ultimate flexibility and control over their processes and associated software technology. More...

Open source debate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Open Source as discussed on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The debate over open source vs. closed source (alternatively called proprietary development) is heated at times. More...

Open Source Initiative - definitions

Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program. You can read about successful software products that have these properties, and about our certification mark and program, which allow you to be confident that software really is 'Open Source.' We also make copies of approved open source licenses here....The basic idea behind open source is very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing. More...

Europa Info Society - Free & Open Source Software

Free and open source software activities in European Information Society initiatives. The aim of this website is to provide information on activities conducted within European programmes and initiatives with the objective of raising awareness and understanding of free and open source software (F/OSS). Links to European activities related to open source and to some well-known websites on the subject are provided. More...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

HP No. 4 on List of Top U.S. Patent Winners in 2004

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2005--HP (NYSE:HPQ) (Nasdaq:HPQ) moved up to No. 4 on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's list of the top 10 organizations receiving the most U.S. patents in 2004. The company was awarded 1,775 patents for the year, up from 1,759 in 2003. More...

Bulletins from University of Colorado TTO Provide Details about T2

Refer to the University of Colorado's T2 website for "informational bulletins which help explain everything from the Licensing Process to CU's Patent Policy." More...

Florida Venture Forum

Florida Venture Forum. The 14th Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, hosted by the Florida Venture Forum, will be held January 27-28, 2005 at The Orlando Omni Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. It will feature 20-25 of the best, high-growth private companies that are prospects for venture capital funding in Florida and showcase the research initiatives of the Florida's institutions of higher learning. More than 1,000 venture capitalists, investment bankers and private equity investors from across the nation are expected to attend the annual event. More...

Venture funding flows to BlueTarp

Venture funding flows to BlueTarp. BlueTarp Inc., a Portland, ME company that provides financial and technological services to the building industry, has received $14 million in venture-capital financing. The funding represents one of the largest venture-capital investments in a Maine business in recent years. More...

Technology Transfer Event: Manufacturing Issues

Technology Transfer - Addressing Development and Manufacturing Issues for Product Transfers and Scale-up. March 22, 2005 @ Sheraton Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. More...

Education Programs in Technology Transfer

The T2 Information Center maintains a list of Education Programs in Technology Transfer. More...:

Europe eyes IBM open source

Europe eyes IBM open source [By W. David Gardner]. IBM's pledge to offer free and open access to 500 key open source software patents reverberated throughout the software industry this week and is likely to affect a raging European debate over software patents. IBM said the pledge was applicable to any individual, community or company working on or using software that met the Open Source Initiative (OSI) definition of open source software. More...

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Wisconsin Angel Network

Governor Doyle Announces Wisconsin Angel Network to Connect Entrepreneurs with Early-Stage Investors. Governor Jim Doyle has announced the launch of the Wisconsin Angel Network (WAN), a program designed to spur the growth of early-stage investing in Wisconsin. This program will help to link entrepreneurs with 'angel investors' - individuals or groups who have an interest in early-stage companies. More...

NanoBusiness Alliance Public Policy Tour

NanoBusiness Alliance Public Policy Tour February 8 - 9, 2005 Washington, DC. More...

U.S. Government Spending on Nanotech

How much money is the U.S. government spending on nanotechnology? Federal funding for nanotechnology R&D has increased sixfold, from $116 million in 1997 to an estimated $961 million in 2004. The 2005 budget request that President Bush has sent to Congress calls for a total NNI budget of $982 million, which represents an additional 2% increase Read more about the 2005 budget proposal...

Monday, January 10, 2005

Northeastern University TTO

Technology Transfer at Northeastern University Mission: "The mission of the Division of Technology Transfer is to promote technology transfer for society's use through commercialization and sponsored research activities. The division's objectives are to enhance the University's role in partnering with industry in commercialization, provide support to the University faculty in intellectual property protection, and generate additional revenue for the University to support education and further research." More...:

University of Colorado TTO: Legal Seminar - Jan 20, 2005

Obtaining Technology and Rights from University Technology Transfer Offices -- Critical Issues for both Universities and Companies More...

Technology Transfer Services: TT @ CERN

Technology Transfer Services: TT @ CERN Mission Statement: "'To make known and available to third parties under agreed conditions, technical developments achieved in fulfilling the laboratory's mission in fundamental research.'" More...:

RED HERRING | The Business of Technology

RED HERRING has its announced its Innovation 100 Winners. More...

Semiconductor Venture Fair IV

Event producers state that the "Semiconductor Venture Fair IV brings CEOs from 75 handpicked semiconductor technology, product and service companies seeking capital funding together with venture capitalists, corporate investors, and strategic investors who are looking for investment opportunities, strategic alliances and access to emerging technologies." More...

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Larta University - Courses

Larta University - Entrepreneurship Series #4: Protecting Your Technology: Intellectual Property Rights. Intellectual property can be the primary asset of a technology company, and strategic management of IP can attract capital and monetize revenue, and impact the long-term results of a company's success. This workshop covers the most crucial legal and business strategies any company should know before exposing its technology to a competitive marketplace, including: copyrighting and trade secrets, working with an independent contractor to develop a product, and licensing. More...

News from National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

The Associated Press via the ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service reports that the University of Wyoming is progressing with construction of its new Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center, according to the Casper Star Tribune. The facility will encompass 3,400 acres of land owned by the University, as well as additional leased land. Irrigated and non-irrigated cropland are included. Director Jim Freeburn says the Center will have an emphasis on integrated crop and livestock systems."

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Technology Transfer Legislation History Links

Technology Transfer Legislation History. More...

IRC Public Website - Support Services

The Innovation Relay Centre offers info on linking with technologies and partners across Europe. More...

Friday, January 07, 2005

University T2 Law Resources

Visit for a list of University T2 Resources. more...

MPEG LA, Denver, CO

MPEG LA Announces OMA DRM Patent License Terms. more...

Caliper and Predicant Announce Patent Licensing Agreement

PRNewswire - Caliper Life Sciences and Predicant Biosciences Announce Patent Licensing Agreement for Biomarker Discovery and Diagnostics. more...

Electronic News - Transmeta IP Move Opens CE Doors - 1/6/2005 - Electronic News - CA492705

Transmeta IP Move Opens CE Doors - 1/6/2005 - Electronic News. more...

Thursday, January 06, 2005

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC) - 4 - 1

Contents of International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC) - vol 4 - issue 1 - 2005

Energy TechNet: Energy Technology Development & Commercialization Resources: energy efficient, funding, inventions

Energy TechNet: Energy Technology Development & Commercialization Resources: energy efficient, funding, inventions: "From identifying and protecting ideas all the way through to product launch, this site covers every stage of energy technology development and commercialization. Along the left, you'll find deep content organized by topic. To the right, you'll find the latest breaking developments, events, and funding opportunities pertaining to energy technology." more...

CRM Daily: NewsFactor Network - - The TCO of Open Source

TCO (total cost of ownership), as reported by By Russell Shaw in CIO Today, January 5, 2005 5:31PM... CRM Daily: NewsFactor Network - - The TCO of Open Source.

Alienware and GPX Embark on Licensing Agreement

As reported: Miami, Jan 6/Newswire... Alienware and GPX Embark on Licensing Agreement

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

U.S. Newswire Release : Dan E. Arvizu Named Director of National Renewable Energy Laboratory

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has announced the appointment of Dan E. Arvizu as Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. Formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Technology officer for CH2M Hill, Dr. Arvizu succeeds Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly whose retirement was announced last June. Dr. Arvizu's appointment is effective Jan. 15, 2005. Midwest Research Institute (MRI) also appointed Dr. Arvizu Senior Vice President. MRI, headquartered in Kansas City, has operated and managed NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) since the NREL facility opened in 1977. Beginning in 1998, Battelle has teamed with MRI in managing and operating NREL through an integrated subcontract agreement. more...

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Tech Transfer Process, defined

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers a description of the Tech Transfer Process.

NYBA - New York Biotechnology Association

Mark your calendars: NYBA - New York Biotechnology Association 2005 Annual Meeting March 28-29, 2005 Grand Hyatt Hotel New York, NY

NHLBI: Funding, Training, and Policies

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers support for finding funding and training: NHLBI: Funding, Training, and Policies

T2 Haiku

Earning a living Transfering technology Wish it were tax free -- anon.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Google Sends T2 News on Request

Upon your request, one of the many Google features - Google Alerts - will send you emails with T2 news.

IBF Medtech Investing Conference

Medtech Investing Conference Venture Capital and Private Equity Investing in Medical Devices and Healthcare Technologies Conference Date: May 11 - 12, 2005 Conference Venue: Radisson Plaza, 35 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402 According to the IBF, the conference producer: "Investment opportunities in healthcare are enormously exciting as technologies continue to proliferate and converge. Due to rich healthcare, medtech and life sciences cluster, Minnesota is strategically positioned as an environment for entreprenuers to access the full range of resources needed to get new ventures off to a successful start. This conference will keep you informed of trends in emerging medical device technologies, investing and business opportunities."

Advanced Licensing Institute @ Franklin Pierce Law Center

Licensing experts will gather for a week this July at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH at its annual Advanced Licensing Institute. I attended last summer - it was excellent. Licensing topics included franchasing, international, US government, universtiy, merchandising, ethics, IP management, software licensing, among others. And the catering was good too. Visit the school's site for details and/or write to Carol Ruh.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Welcome to TECHtransfer101

As the description says - anything and everything about technical licensing and tech transfer. Items of interest to technology transfer professionals, independent inventors, innovators, financiers, attorneys, and students. Links to transfer centers, associations, and seminars updated on a regular basis. If you see a link that should be added or revised, let us know. Enjoy!