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Author: CNBC


Source: http://www.energytribune.com


Interest: The state’s two large universities will lead efforts to develop biofuels and regional renewable-energy markets under $80 million grants that are among the largest ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency announced Wednesday.


Link: http://www.energytribune.com/articles.cfm/8835/USDA-Grants-80-Mln-For-Biofuel-Development

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Author: Nicolas Mokhoff


Source: http://www.edn.com


Interest: MANHASSET, NY—The National Science Foundation has traced the results of the work by 2011 Nobel Laureates in Physics and Economics to grants the government agency awarded to them early in their research.


Link: http://www.edn.com/article/519591-Nobel_laureates_traced_to_NSF_research_grants.php

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Author: JEREMY STRATTON


Source: http://finance-commerce.com


Interest: A research center at the University of Minnesota is looking to the future of bio-renewable materials in an area that might seem unlikely: plastics.


Link: http://finance-commerce.com/2011/10/university-of-minnesota-center-develops-earth-friendly-plastics/

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Author: David Robinson


Source: buffalonews.com


Interest: Cheektowaga research institution CUBRC has won a five-year contract that could be worth up to $36 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health.


Link: http://www.buffalonews.com/business/article590669.ece

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Author: mfrtech.com


Source: mfrtech.com


Interest: Today, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission recommended awards totaling $6 million to support the advanced materials industry and research and development center attraction efforts.


Link: http://www.mfrtech.com/articles/19396.html

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Author: Melanie Bernds


Source: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


Interest: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $5.5 million to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to develop the oilseed plant camelina (Camelina sativa) as a sustainable source of biofuel.


Link: http://www.cisionwire.com/donald-danforth-plant-science-center/r/danforth-plant-science-center-awarded-major-bioenergy-grant-from-u-s--department-of-energy,c9172788

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Author: marketwatch.com


Source: marketwatch.com


Interest: Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. HEB +1.61% ("Hemispherx" or the "Company") offered congratulations and homage to Ralph M. Steinman (1943-2011) who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Drs. Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffman.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/2011-nobel-prize-awarded-for-discovery-of-innate-immunity-pathways-research-included-studies-on-experimental-drug-in-hemispherx-biopharma-portfolio-2011-10-11

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Author: marketwatch.com


Source: marketwatch.com


Interest: Universal Display Corporation PANL +2.20% , enabling energy-efficient OLED displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED(R) technology and materials, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the company a $999,963 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/universal-display-awarded-us-department-of-energy-sbir-phase-ii-contract-for-white-oled-lighting-2011-10-11

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Author: Wendy Prabhu


Source: Mercom Capital Group


Interest: Ideal Power Converters (IPC) is leading a team with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech to create a dual bi-directional silicon IGBT module with a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E).


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ideal-power-converters-awarded-significant-department-of-energy-arpa-e-grant-2011-10-11

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Author: Laura Tolley


Source: University of Houston


Interest: The University of Houston will lead a public-private research team that has been awarded $3.1 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a low-cost superconducting wire that could be used to power future wind turbines.


Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uoh-utr101111.php

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Author: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Interest: A University of Illinois study that uses new technology to assess and compare the safety of radish, broccoli, and alfalfa sprouts concludes that the secret to keeping sprouts free of foodborne pathogens lies in industry's intense attention to cleanliness of seeds.


Link: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-secret-safe-production-seeds-expert.html

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Author: Christine Shapard


Source: denverpost.com


Interest: After the failure of solar-panel maker Solyndra, it's easy for pundits to generalize about the fate and reality of the clean technology industry in the United States.


Link: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_19083030

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Author: Beth Potter


Source: bcbr.com


Interest: CU-Boulder received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to put on a regional clean-technology business plan competition.


Link: http://www.bcbr.com/article.asp?id=60272

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Author: Keith McDowell


Source: http://goforthandinnovate.blogspot.com


Interest: The story begins with the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. The act permitted universities to elect to pursue ownership of an invention developed from federal research grants in preference to the government and to actively commercialize the invention.


Link: http://goforthandinnovate.blogspot.com/2011/10/whos-in-charge.html

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Author: Joseph Spector


Source: Democrat and Chronicle


Interest: The deal with IBM and Intel is expected to create 2,500 jobs across the Hudson Valley and west along the Thruway in Utica and Canandaigua, with the latter getting about 300 of the total. What has created optimism among business groups is that the nanotechnology research, which in this case aims to develop faster and cheaper computer chips, may also spur the manufacturing of the chips in New York.


Link: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20111009/BUSINESS/110090328/State-grabs-lead-nanotech-field-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Business

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Author: Kaitlyn Teabo


Source: Central Florida Future


Interest: The i6 Green Challenge is led by the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is an important component of President Barack Obama's Startup America initiative to promote American innovation.


Link: http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/news/ucf-team-wins-grant-for-clean-technology-1.2649148#.TpNhEZuBqU8

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Author: Nathan Crabbe


Source: Gainsville


Interest: UF's Office of Technology Licensing on Friday moved into the 45,000-square-foot, $13.2 million hub, a business incubator built on the old Shands at AGH site. Startup technology companies begin moving in Monday, along with service providers such as accountants, patent attorneys and venture capitalists.


Link: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20111009/ARTICLES/111019995/-1/news?Title=Innovation-Hub-open-for-business

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Author: Business Weekly


Source: Business Weekly


Interest: Cambridge University Entrepreneurs is seeing an increasing number of students interested in setting up their own companies, following a spell where the lure of safe jobs in industry threatened to stifle ambition.


Link: http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/hi-tech/12844-student-entrepreneurs-regain-appetite-to-go-it-alone-says-cue

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Author: Max Golby


Source: Pharmiweb


Interest: The government’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, heralded the partnership as “another key piece in the jigsaw”, adding that ““NIHR translational research partnerships bring together this country’s leading clinical academic investigators to work in true partnership with industry in early phase research”.


Link: http://www.pharmiweb.com/Features/feature.asp?ROW_ID=1373

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Author: PR Newswire United Business Media


Source: Mohr Davidow


Interest: "This program will foster entrepreneurship within the ranks of the NSF grant recipients and help commercialize their research," Feiber explained. "We want to encourage participants to embrace experimentation and apply what they learn every step of the way. That's what leads to great companies."


Link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mohr-davidow-general-partner-jonathan-feiber-applies-venture-startup-experience-to-the-classroom-131443313.html

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