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February 2012 Issue

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In This Issue: Event News | Innovation & Investment | Chemicals & Materials | Electronics & Microsystems | Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma | Energy & Cleantech| TechConnectNews

Event News

IP and Venture Submissions Final Round Deadlines Approaching IP Submissions: March 16
Venture Submissions: April 21
TechConnect Summit and Expo 2012

June 18-21,
Santa Clara, CA, US

TechConnect 2012 Showcase Opportunities Going Fast!

Registration Now Open for TechConnect! Early Bird Rates Now Available!

TechConnect World 2012 Announces More than Twenty Corporate Acceleration Partners for Santa Clara, CA
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Innovation & Investment:

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $12 Million in Funding Available for Solar Innovations - The SunShot Incubator program assists start up companies and business units within larger companies to develop advanced solar technologies...Read more


Stirring Times For IP, Looking Ahead To 2012 - Impact of both the Nortel patent portfolio sale and the Google acquisition will start to play out this year...Read more


Special Winter Meeting Offer for TechConnect Contacts! - From dealmaking to IP strategy to legal trends and more, this year's LES Winter Meeting, March 12-14 in Anaheim....Read more


Eastern New York Angels makes investments in past presenters of TechConnect Venture Forum - Paper Battery and Ener-G-Rotors each receive six figure investments from the local angel fund...Read more

  Chemicals & Materials

Brewer Science and Pixelligent Develop Hardmask for Advanced Semi Lithography - Pixelligent was selected to present back-to-back years at the annual TechConnect Venture Forums in Anaheim, CA and Boston, MA (2010, 2011)...Read more


Controlling the Shape and Content of Nanowires - Technology developed at MIT can control the composition and structure of these tiny wires as they grow...Read more


Plastics Made Without Petroleum - Developed by Universiteit Utrecht and assisted by Dow and Delft University, new type of catalyst enables efficient conversion to key components of various products including plastics, medicines and paint...Read more

  Electronics & Microsystems

University of Tokyo and Rigaku Corporation establish Industry-Academia Collaboration Center in Japan - Rigaku is one of the global leaders in analytical and industrial instrumentation technology...Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Critical Pharmaceuticals and The University of Nottingham to Develop Nano-Enabled Nasal Spray for Osteoporosis - Project to receive more than $800,000 US in funding for the collaboration...Read more


Ghent University, BE and BASF Plant Science, DE Announce Plant Biotechnology Agreement - University and company come together to create a new technology to identify genes and gene networks that control crop yields...Read more

  Energy & Cleantech

Fujitsu Commences Smart Community Development in Saudi Arabia - Signs MOU with Saudi Arabia as part of an overseas infrastructure export initiative of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry...Read more


PolyFlow and Youngstown State University receive $600K for Waste-to-Fuel Processor project - PolyFlow was selected to present at TechConnect Ventures 2011 in Boston, MA...Read more


New Sky Energy, TechConnect World Presenter in 2010 and 2011, One of Nine Finalists in Imagine H2O Prize Competition - Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization that works to help entrepreneurs turn global water challenges into business opportunities...Read more


Japan CleanTech Innovations Showcase Comes to Boston in March-Space is Limited! - Learn About Cutting-Edge CleanTech Research from Japan...Read more

  TechConnect News

Submissions Now Open! IPs Due March 16! Ventures Due April 21! TechConnect 2012! June 18-21, Santa Clara, CA,


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