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April 2012 Issue
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Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Welcome to the TechConnect Newsletter! The TechConnect community provides a powerful solution for catalyzing commercialization, partnership and licensing of emerging technology. Each month, we will feature leading news items from the global business technology community.


Funding Opportunity Spotlights

DOE FOA - FOA: Technology Research, Development, and Tools for Clean Biomass Cookstoves
Deadline: May 23, 2012
DOE Photovoltaics - Plug and Play Photovoltaics
Deadline: June 18, 2012
DOE Solar - Improving Accuracy of Solar Forecasting (FOA)
Deadline: June 19, 2012
DOE FES - Collaborative Research in Fusion Energy Sciences on Foreign Research Facilities
Deadline: June 21, 2012
DOD C-SCAN - Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator (C-SCAN)
Deadline: July 10, 2012


Event Announcements

TechConnect Summit &
Expo 2012
(View site)
June 18-21,2012
Where: Santa Clara, CA

How to Participate
    - Showcase Your Innovation!
Deadline May 1!
    - Register to Attend!
Join 3,000+ in Silicon Valley!'

TechConnect World 2012 Corporate Partners Include: Applied Materials, BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, bp, Dow, DuPont, General Electric, Honda, IBM, Intel, Johnson Controls, Kodak, Lockheed Martin, MeadWestvaco, Novellus, Panasonic, Pfizer, PPG Industries, Roche, Samsung, Schlumberger, Shell GameChanger, Siemens, SK Innovation, Toray


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Innovation Spotlights

Innovation & Investment

Rolith, 2012 TechConnect World Venture Forum Presenter, Receives $5 Million Investment - Start up nanotech company is focused on energy applications.

Hydrovolts Testing Its Hydropower Unit in Washington State Canal - Start up company was selected to present at the TechConnect Venture Forum 2011 in Boston, MA.

Save the Date! TechConnect Venture Forum 2012 Takes Place June 21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, US - The annual Venture Forum will feature a panel of Fortune 500 corporate venture capitalists, followed by an afternoon of start up companies pitches, networking reception, and Innovation Showcase Exhibitors.

Electronics & Microsystems

New Microscope Captures Nanoscale Structures in Dazzling 3D - New device stitches together thousands of images to create unparalleled visions of nature's tiniest objects.

MC10 Recruits Pro Athletes to Help Develop Next Generation Performance Monitoring Devices - MC 10 was selected to present at the TechConnect Venture Forum 2011, Boston.

Chemicals & Materials

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Aerospace Division Announces $1 Billion Contract with Boeing - Mubadala's aerospace division will build carbon-composite structures for the industry giant.

Breakthrough in Sensors - Continuous in situ cleaning of carbon nanotubes with UV light enables PPQ level of gas detection.

Energy & Cleantech

Nano-Coated Fibers Show Promise in Reducing Wasted Energy - Researchers at Purdue develop novel nano-coated technique that could harvest wasted energy from factories and cars.

Egypt Researchers Focus on Novel Ways to Harness Power of the Sun - American University of Cairo developing methods to produce renewable fuels and electricity directly from the sun.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Nano-sized 'factories' churn out proteins - Tiny particles could manufacture cancer drugs at tumor sites.

FDA Drafts Guidelines for Use of Nanotechnology in Food and Cosmetics - FDA encourages food and cosmetic manufacturers to work more with federal agency; public feedback on guidelines being accepted by the FDA.

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