Interest: In a recent interview, tech guru Marc Andreessen pointed out that Beijing has great potential to be the next Silicon Valley, but probably never will be. While there is great engineering talent and direct access to an enormous market, its lack of openness is a serious liability.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is proud to support the 24th Anniversary of the IBF Venture Capital Investing Conference taking place June 11-12, 2013 at The Omni Hotel in San Francisco!
This conference boasts an unparalleled history with regard to quality of program and seniority of both speakers and attendees. Planned with the assistance of a prestigious advisory board and invaluable peer input, this year's expert presentations aim to help you compare best practices and track industry trends.
To register please visit www.venture2013.com, or contact Cathy Fenn via phone (516) 765-9005, ext. 210 or by email
. Remember to use discount code NCET2 to register at the discounted rate of $995.
We at The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) are looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco next month!
Source: Story first appeared in Inventors Digest in March 2013
Interest: Two of the leading organizations in the United States dedicated to promoting academic innovation and entrepreneurship—the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)—have committed to an ongoing collaborative relationship, designed to further their organizations’ missions, by recently signing a memorandum of understanding.
You're invited to the 6th annual University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center on April 3, 2013. URES is an invitation-only, one-day conference hosted by Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners established to bring world-class research projects and companies from universities to Boston and showcase them before New England's top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
The 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference will be held on February 11-13, 2013 in Newport Beach, California. This event serves as the flagship program for C-level innovation officers, corporate development executives, and Corporate Venture Capitals. Topics are structured to offer strategies to gain a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives. Corporate venturing has historically been used as an initiative to capture growth and change, provide a window for acquisitions and an opportunity for strategic partnerships. However, more corporate strategists and developmental groups are reframing their business models to harness innovation and it has quickly escalated to the top of the corporate agenda.
This year’s conference will provide information on overcoming corporate antibodies that inhibit venturing success, the process of establishing a new CVC initiative, reinventing innovation in the global markets and transformation trough innovation. In addition, the 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference will include keynote speakers such as Dan Schulman, Group President of Enterprise Growth at American Express, Lew Tucker, VP and CTO at Cisco, Jon Gertner, Author of the The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Chenyang Xu, General Manager at Siemens and Young Sohn, President, Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics. Also confirmed to return to the conference and present a follow-up to his presentation in 2011 is Jeremiah Owyang, Partner at Altimeter Group. Jeremiah will cover the top three MegaTrends changing Business Forever - Dynamic Customer Journey, Adaptive Organization, and Sentient World.
Interest: The South Dakota Board of Regents awarded the funds after receiving $5.9 million in one-time funding during the 2012 legislative session. Higher education officials reported last week, that $2 million of that will be divided among South Dakota’s six universities to improve research capacities.
Interest: Broward State Senator Jeremy Ring told an audience of venture capital investors and biotech entrepreneurs on Thursday that he will propose Florida invest in a seed capital fund for start-up life science companies.
Interest: Rochester Institute of Technology is offering financial help through the new RIT Venture Fund. Companies with ties to the university are eligible to apply for funding. That includes students, faculty, staff, alumni and businesses operating in RIT’s business incubator, Venture Creations.
Interest: Binghamton University’s overall economic impact is approximately $965 million annually for Broome and Tioga counties alone, and $1.2 billion for New York state, according to the University’s most recent report.
Interest: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM, National Press Club, Washington, DC
This is a good place to meet up with various angel investors from a broad geographic area. Companies who work with a team of connected investors have greater success than those companies that simply raise money. Meet those people on October 30. Participating in AVF 2012 are investors representing more than 30 active investor groups, early stage funds, family offices, accelerators, incubators and more. Go here for more details.
The USPTO seeks potential applicants for the Patents for Humanity program. They are looking for companies and others using patented technology to aid the less fortunate. You could receive:
US Government recognition at a public awards ceremony
Publicity of your socially conscious efforts
Accelerated processing of select matters at USPTO
This voluntary pilot program recognizes those who apply their technology to improve the lives of the poor. Applicants compete in four broad categories:
Food & Nutrition
Participants should submit applications describing how they have used their patented technology or products to address humanitarian needs. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/patents_for_humanity.jsp or contact
Interest: The University System of Maryland is about to adopt a new policy to formally give credit in tenure and promotion decisions for faculty work that leads to patents and other intellectual property applied in technology transfer.
Interest: When the president signed legislation that reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for six more years, entrepreneurs and scientists across the country breathed sighs of relief.
Interest: House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled a jobs bill Monday that would establish a $50 million Innovation Investment Fund aimed at promoting research at the University of Massachusetts and other state research institutions. The proposal calls for setting aside state dollars to be used as matching funds for Massachusetts researchers seeking federal and private grants.
Source: NCET2 Research Commercialization and SBIR Center
Interest: Two webinars that feature university technologies and partnering are scheduled for May and June. MedStar Institute for Innovation, on May 22 will talk about resilience engineering and its applications to healthcare. On June 5, the University of Minnesota will talk about Minnesota Innovation Partnerships as a new and unique approach to the way the University of Minnesota handles intellectual property with business and industry partners. Click on the link below for more information.
Source: NCET2 Research Commercialization and SBIR Center
Interest: STARTS TOMORROW! Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 8:00 to 9:30pm ET This course will provide you with comprehensive and practical steps to converting your research project into a commercial product. This course is based upon practical lessons from the presenter’s 28 years of real life experiences as founder or co-founder of five start-up companies, one of which was taken public through an IPO.
Source: Research Commercialization and SBIR Center
Interest: Starts on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 8:00 to 9:30pm ET
This course will provide you with comprehensive and practical steps to converting your research project into a commercial product. This course is based upon practical lessons from the presenter’s 28 years of real life experiences as founder or co-founder of five start-up companies, one of which was taken public through an IPO.