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May 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
Department of Energy (DOE) - DOE, Small Scale Coal-Biomass to Liquids (CBTL) Production and Feasibility Study of a Commercial Scale CBTL Facility
Deadline: June 7, 2012
Department of Defense (DOD): - DOD: A Pilot Institute for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
Deadline: June 14, 2012
Department of Energy (DOE) -
DOE, Accident Tolerant Fuel Program
Deadline: June 15, 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
  - Register to Attend!
Full Program Now Posted!

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


MEMS Executive Congress
November 7-9, 2012
Scottsdale, AZ.

Thermal Scientific Logo

Thermo Hands-on Workshop: Combined Approaches to Graphene and Carbon Analysis Using Raman Spectroscopy and XPS
Presented by Thermo Fisher Scientific at Nanotech Conference & Expo 2012, Santa Clara, CA
Tuesday, June 19th 6:00PM
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Corporate Spotlights



Interview With: Patricia Ansems Bancroft - The Dow Chemical Company - Focused on developing innovative solutions for pressing human needs.



Interview with Paul France, Vice President-Open Innovation, MeadWestvaco (MWV) - Mr. France views Open Innovation as a great way to accelerate innovation and profitable growth through collaboration and value creation.


Innovation Spotlights

Innovation & Investment

MicroGREEN Polymers Wins Silver Award at DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation - MicroGREEN Polymers will be presenting its company and exhibiting at next month’s TechConnect World conference, Santa Clara, CA.

Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley and Wife Judy Gift $50 Million US to UC Santa Barbara - Generous gift to be used for The Institute for Energy Efficiency, a collaborative research campus at UCSB, and the school’s College of Engineering.

NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Raises Just Over $11 Million US in Funding Round - NthDegree Technologies was selected to present at the 2011 TechConnect World Venture Forum, Boston, MA.

TechConnect Venture Forum Takes Place June 21 in the Heart of Silicon Valley - Forum opens with Fortune 500 corporate venture capital panel, followed by start up companies pitches, networking reception, and more than 200 technology showcase exhibitors.

Electronics & Microsystems

Bacterial builders on site for computer construction - Forget computer viruses - magnet-making bacteria could be used to build tomorrow’s computers with larger hard drives and speedier connections.

Swedish Researchers Believe Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes Could Improve Computers, Cellular Phones - University of Gothenburg research team think limited size and weight of carbon materials would improve electronics found in electronic devices.

Chemicals & Materials

What Potholes? Michigan Technological University Research Team Discovers Nanoclay Could Lead to Improving Asphalt Roads - Dr. Zhanping You and his group believe adding nanomaterials would prevent roads from buckling, cracking, and potholes.

Single Nanomaterial Prototype Able to Achieve Red, Green, and Blue Laser Colors - Novel technology co-developed by Brown University and QD Vision.

Energy & Cleantech

Patent Filing Data: A Sneak Peek into Emerging Technology - Patent Filing Data as a Business Intelligence Tool.

Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From Viruses - New approach is a promising first step toward the development of tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from everyday tasks.


Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Target: Drug-resistant bacteria - Engineers design nanoparticles that deliver high doses of antibiotics directly to bacteria.


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