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Author: Enid Burns


Source: RedOrbit


Interest: Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) worked in partnership with Sunkyunkwan University to develop a new method for synthesizing graphene. The material has one-hundred times greater electron mobility than silicon. Silicon is used in semiconductors today, and an increased availability of graphene could mean that semiconductors can become more powerful and more functional.


Link: http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1113114863/samsung-develops-graphene-wearable-technology-other-040714/

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Author: Lincoln Journal Star


Source: Lincoln Journal Star


Interest: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln said it will be a partner in a $320 million advanced manufacturing collaboration that President Barack Obama announced Tuesday at the White House.


Link: http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-part-of-federal-manufacturing-research-hub/article_13288519-844a-5c13-87ae-ff55278f6d1c.html

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Author: ElectronicsWeekly.com


Source: ElectronicsWeekly.com


Interest: University spinout Ionix Advanced Technologies is developing a range of devices based on high-temperature piezoelectric materials developed by the University of Leeds. The two-year-old start-up has received funding from IP Group.


Link: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/general/university-spin-develops-high-temperature-piezoelectric-materials-2014-02/

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Author: Derek Markham


Source: Ecopreneurist


Interest: Lack of access to financing can keep many otherwise worthy solar energy projects from being built in poor and underserved areas, but a solar crowdfunding site is helping to connect individual investors with solar energy businesses and working to bring affordable solar energy to communities around the world.


Link: http://ecopreneurist.com/2014/02/03/sunfunder-crowdfunds-affordable-solar-energy-projects-underserved-communities/

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Author: Gregg Bayes-Brown


Source: Global University Venturing


Interest: The IP Group has extended its commercialisation agreement with the University of Manchester's tech transfer unit UMI3 to include proof-of-principle funding for graphene products.


Link: http://www.globaluniversityventuring.com/article.php/3272/ip-group-doubles-down-on-graphene

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Author: Barry Levine


Source: Top Tech News


Interest: Google is going deeper into intelligence Relevant Products/Services. According to news reports, the technology giant has paid in the vicinity of $400 million to buy artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind Technologies. On its one-page Web site, the London-based DeepMind describes itself as a "cutting edge" AI company, combining techniques from "machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms."


Link: http://www.toptechnews.com/story.xhtml?story_id=123003YKUYI9

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Author: EIN News


Source: EIN News


Interest: Renaissance BioScience Corp. is pleased to announce that it has exclusively licensed, from the Regents of the University of California, patented and patent pending technology for the development and commercialization of yeast strains that reduce the formation of hydrogen sulfide in wine and other fermented products.


Link: http://world.einnews.com/247pr/373468

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Author: Chad Swiatecki


Source: Austin Business Journal


Interest: University of Texas scientists and commercialization specialists are hoping that an advance developed at the school which improves the effectiveness of vaccines could mean big business from pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2014/01/06/ut-vaccine-research-eyed-for.html

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Author: Yuliya Chernova


Source: The Wall Street Journal


Interest: Early investors in Tesla Motors have backed another electric transportation company, bus maker Proterra, company representatives told VentureWire. Nick and Joby Pritzker, via their investment firm Tao Invest, participated in a $10 million second close of Proterra’s Series C round, which now totals a little more than $34 million, as VentureWire previously reported. Proterra’s valuation is getting close to $200 million, Chief Executive Garrett Mikita said.


Link: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/01/07/early-tesla-motors-investors-back-electric-bus-co-proterra/

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Author: Charlotte Hsu and Steve Schnepf


Source: UB News Center


Interest: BUFFALO, N.Y. — A temporary building on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus houses a humble-looking contraption that could serve as a spark for improving public transit everywhere: a full-scale replica of a 40-foot public bus, complete with a fare box, seats and wheelchair ramp.


Link: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/12/021.html

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Author: Techvibes


Source: Techvibes


Interest: Versant Ventures, a US-based life sciences venture capital firm, revealed today that it is expanding operations into Canada to invest in early-stage drug discovery programs. The firm hopes to establish new life science companies that can accelerate the commercialization of scientific research in Canada.


Link: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/us-venture-capital-firm-expands-operations-into-canada-2013-12-09

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Author: Mu Xuequan


Source: Xinhuanet.com


Interest: Humble aluminum's plasmonic properties may make it far more valuable than gold and silver for certain applications, reckons a new research done by scientists with Rice University of the United States.


Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-12/03/c_125796227.htm

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Author: AZoNano.com


Source: AZoNano.com


Interest: The full title of the patent is “Mechanism for discharging residual surface charge, especially for apparatuses intended for electrostatic spinning and spraying”. The patented solution is already incorporated into 4SPIN, the nano-material production apparatus developed in Contipro’s labs. Although this is only a one-metre-high piece of laboratory equipment, many technically new solutions are used on it because of the enhanced safety and ease of operation it offers.


Link: http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=28882

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Author: Yuki Takayama


Source: The Asahi Shimbun


Interest: Nissan Motor Co. unveiled a car that can travel to destinations without a driver touching the wheel, accelerator or brakes. Toyota Motor Corp., Google Inc. in the United States and Daimler AG in Germany are among other companies jumping on board to develop technology for these “autonomous vehicles.”


Link: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/technology/AJ201311290016

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Author: Adam Bonislawski


Source: GenomeWeb


Interest: LabCyte Wins $1M SBIR Grant to Continue Work with Stanford on MALDI-MS Protein Assays


Link: http://www.genomeweb.com/proteomics/labcyte-wins-1m-sbir-grant-continue-work-stanford-maldi-ms-protein-assays

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Author: Rick Cohen


Source: Nonprofit Quarterly


Interest: Writing for ASBMB Today, the magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham cancer biology Ph.D candidate Mark Stewart looks at crowdfunding as one of the ways scientists are trying to finance their research in this less than supportive federal budget climate. What is interesting in his article are his citations of researchers who took to crowdfunding for their quite esoteric projects.


Link: http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/23280-crowdfunding-for-science.html

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Author: VCPOST Staff Reporter


Source: Venture Capital Post


Interest: Japan's Sumitomo Corporation of America and Sumitomo Corp completed the acquisition of Edgen Group Inc. The transaction is valued at USD520 million. Assuming that Edgen's debt is included, the deal is worth USD1.2 billion, according to a report published by The Advocate.


Link: http://www.vcpost.com/articles/18419/20131121/sumitomo-completes-edgen-acquisition.htm

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Author: Justin Coyne


Source: Pittsburgh Business Times


Interest: The University of Pittsburgh announced Thursday it is launching a new Innovation Institute, which aims to advance entrepreneurship, commercialization and economic development at the university. The new institute will bring together the existing Office of Technology Management, Office of Enterprise Development and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence under one umbrella.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/innovation/2013/11/pitt-plans-new-innovation-institute.html

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Author: MICHAEL MCCORD


Source: New Hampshire Business Review


Interest: all it a reset, pivot or serious makeover, but whatever it’s called, Mark Kaplan, the chief executive officer of the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center, is determined to take the young organization to the next stage as fast as possible. Founded in 2010, the NH-ICC was created to accelerate job growth and the development of early-stage high-tech companies. It was also designed to further enhance the commercialization capabilities of entrepreneurial ventures fostered through the Un


Link: http://www.nhbr.com/November-15-2013/Innovation-Commercialization-Center-pivots-to-grow-NHs-entrepreneurial-ecosystem/

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Author: Suzi Jarvis


Source: Independen.ie


Interest: THERE is broad agreement that increased entrepreneurial activity will play a critical role in Ireland's economic recovery. ALSO IN THIS SECTION Barratts Shoes goes into 'administration', job loss fears Over 60pc of Irish children using smartphones and tablets - survey Is Newbridge the Anglo Irish of credit unions after dramatic overnight bailout? Available Job Vacancies We Can Help You Find The Right Job. Check The Latest Job Listings Now! www.AyosDito.ph/Hiring Cars For Sale Philippines Brand


Link: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/innovation-requires-changing-basics-of-education-29740948.html

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