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August 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

Department of Defense (DOD) - Fiscal Year 2013 University NanoSatellite Program
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Deadline: October 16, 2012

Co-Prime Sensor Array Signal Processing
Office of Naval Research
Deadline: September 21, 2012 line

Event Announcements

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Innovation Spotlights

Electronics & Microsystems

Unraveling Intricate Interactions, One Molecule at a Time- In key step towards design of better organic electronic devices, Columbia Engineering team makes first single-molecule measurement of van der Waals interactions at a metal-organic interface.

Fujitsu Expands Lineup of Contactless Palm Vein Authentication Devices - Achieves world's smallest and slimmest palm vein authentication sensor design.

Chemicals & Materials

MesoCoat mentioned in 2012 R&D 100 Winner Listings - MesoCoat was selected to present at the 2012 TechConnect Venture Forum-Silicon Valley, CA, US.

UH Researcher Develops Solar Panel Coating to Increase Efficiency - New Technology Successfully Undergoes Independent Testing.

Energy & Cleantech

NthDegree Technologies Enters Into Agreement with NASA - NthDegree Technologies was selected to present at the 2011 TechConnect Venture Forum, Boston, MA, US.

Polyflow, Investment Company Create New Cleantech Business - Polyflow, 2010 TechConnect Venture Forum presenter, form partnership to commercialize company's process to convert polymer waste into materials for fuel and transport products.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

U Penn Scientists Develop Novel Composite Nanofibers for Orthopaedic Use - These biomaterials created by the researchers could lead to the creation of actual three-dimensional tissue.

Sensor detects glucose in saliva and tears for diabetes testing - Researchers have created a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine.

Innovation & Investment

Lockheed Martin Announces Worldwide Innovation Contest - "Innovate the Future" contest is a call for breakthrough ideas to create a more secure future for the planet.

African Union (AU) Forms Advisory Committee Focused on Science, Technology and Innovation - Committee to be co-chaired by Professors from Harvard University, US and the Library of Alexandria, Egypt.

 i2i Awards S SXSW Eco

TechConnect to Exhibit at LES Annual Meeting 2012, October 14-17, Toronto, Canada - Visit us at Booth 133! - TechConnect Community members receive discount on registration!

 LES 2012 Annual Meeting


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