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June/July 2012 Issue
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Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

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Funding Opportunity Spotlights

Department of Defense (DOD) - Advanced Drop-In Bio Fuels Production Project
Deadline: August 13, 2012
Department of Defense (DOD) - Maximum Mobility and
Manipulation (M3)
Deadline: August 21, 2012
National Science Foundation
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
Deadline: December 12, 2012


Event Announcements

Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo (View site)
August 13-15,2012
Where: Honolulu, HI

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May 12-15, 2013
Where: Washington, DC

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- Submissions Open Fall 2012

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Innovation Spotlights

Electronics & Microsystems

German and Swedish Researchers Develop New Way to Build Chips Using Graphene - Team creates new method of etching electrical channels into unique graphene.

Success in Self-Assembly of Quantum Dots with World’s Highest Density - Will Further Accelerate Research toward Realization of High Performance Quantum Dot Devices.

Chemicals & Materials

Dripping Faucets Inspire New Way of Creating Structured Particles - Researchers find new method for making spherical particles, from nanoscale to pinhead-sized — including complex beach-ball-like shapes.

FUJIFILM Corporation Sells Its OLED Patent Portfolio to Universal Display Corporation - Patent portfolio sold for $105 Million US, and includes more than 1,200 OLED patents and patent applications.

Energy & Cleantech

Continental AG and SK Innovation Sign Agreement to Develop Battery Technology for Electric Cars - Continental AG is a German car part and tire manufacturer; SK Innovation is third-largest company in South Korea.

SABIC-Saudi Arabia and VU University Amsterdam to Collaborate on Next Generation Solar Thermal Technology - Exclusive, worldwide agreement will enable university’s technologies to be tested and commercialized by SABIC.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

UGA researchers develop rapid diagnostic test for pathogens, contaminants - Diagnostic test was created using nanoscale materials.

Man-made Pores Mimic Important Features of Natural Pores - Inspired by nature, researchers design tiny, synthetic pores that mimic important features of cellular ion channels and other molecular channels.

Innovation & Investment

CTSI Announces Top 17 Defense Energy Technology Solutions - Companies to Present in Honolulu at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, August 13-15.

Innovation Center of the Rockies Partners with the University of Denver (DU) Office of Technology Transfer - Program Manager at Innovation Center to work with DU office on identifying promising technologies for commercialization opportunities.

I2BF and RUSNANO Capital Announce Strategic Resources Fund to Invest in Later Stage Nanotechnology Companies - Fund has $50 Million+ Commitment from Partners, with a Total Fund Number of $150M.

 LES 2012 Annual Meeting

 i2i Awards S SXSW Eco


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