TechConnect News™


Funding Opportunity Spotlights:

W81XWH-17-PHTBIRP-TRA DoD Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Peer Support Program Translational Research Award
Deadline: Jan 19, 2018

DOT-OST-2017-0155 Small Community Air Service Development Program DOT
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

FTA-2017-005-TPM-PF FY 2017 Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program Department of Transportation DOT/Federal
Deadline:Oct 23, 2017

DoD Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Toward A Next-Generation Trauma Care Capability: Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unma
Deadline: Feb 05, 2018


Innovation Alerts and Spotlights:

Safer Energetic Materials
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed energetic materials that are capable of delivering powerful explosive energy, yet demonstrate unprecedented improvements for safer storage, handling, transportation and operation. INL investigators are also working to increase the safety of ignition devices to ensure energetics detonate only when required.

Ghost Train Generator
Fermilab has developed a simple, inexpensive, effective device to reduce collision incidents related to vehicles stuck on railroad grade crossings. The device simulates continuity of locomotives or other rolling stock from rail to rail, closing the existing DC track circuit and mimicking the presence of a train.

Boron Based Special Materials
Boron is the basis of two patented technologies developed by Jefferson Lab. One is a boron based nanotube material capable of maintaining its unique properties in extreme environments and another is a construction material that uses the neutron shielding capability of boron for applications in nuclear power and radiation therapy.

PEM Fuel Cell Bundle (multi-lab IP bundle - LabBridge IP Bundling Program)
29 nine proton exchange membrane fuel cells technologies from five different National Labs are available to form bundles to collectively increase their value proposition for the potential licensees or collaborators. Technologies fall into 4 categories, (i) fuel cell electrocatalysts, (ii) membrane electrode assembly, (iii) fuel processor, and (iv) bipolar plates.


Corporate/Investor Spotlights:

Corporate Spotlight Interview: Saint-Gobain
Laura Plunkett Lesker, Director – External Venture Strategy at Saint-Gobain speaks with TechConnect News.

Corporate Spotlight Interview: Lockheed Martin
Chris Moran, Vice President at Lockheed Martin Ventures speaks with TechConnect News.

Corporate Spotlight Interview: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Brian T. Makowski, Manager - Polymer Innovation and Platform Development at The Sherwin-Williams Company speaks with TechConnect News.

Corporate Spotlight Interview: Praxair Inc.
TechConnect News speaks with John Sirman, Director - Emerging and External Technologies at Praxair Inc.


Article Archive


Publishing Director

Regina Ramazzini
TechConnect
955 Massachusetts Ave. #313
Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A.

 

Archive Subscribe