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October 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.


Event Announcements

Save the Date!

TCWorld 2013

NISS 2013
May 12-16, 2013
Where: Washington, DC

- Innovation Submissions Now Open! Click here to Submit! Early Submission Deadline December 12th Click here to Submit!
- Technical Abstracts Now Being Accepted! Early Submission Deadline December 12!


Funding Opportunity Spotlights

Department of Defense (DOD) - Deployed War-Fighter Protection
Department of Defense: US Army
Deadline: November 19, 2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013
National Science Foundation
Deadline: December 3, 2012
- Innovation Corps Teams Program
National Science Foundation
Deadline: December 17, 2012
- Cyber-Physical Systems
National Science Foundation
Deadline: January 29, 2013
- Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I
National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 6, 2013

- Global Hunger and Food Security Research Strategy: Climate Resilience, Nutrition, and Policy
USAID Deadline: December 21, 2012


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National Innovation Summit and Showcase May 13-16, 2013, Washington, DC

Innovation Spotlights

Electronics & Microsystems

Innovation Spotlight: Perceptral's APEtalk Speech Synthesis - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Perceptral, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

Innovation Spotlight: Next Generation Flat Panel Display Technology - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: NanoPhotonica, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

Chemicals & Materials

Innovation Spotlight: High Strength Magnets with No Rare Earths - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: University of Minnesota, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

Innovation Spotlight: Pixelligent’s Next Generation Nanocrystal Additives - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Pixelligent, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, June 18-21, 2012.

Energy & Cleantech

Innovation Spotlight: PEV Charging Infrastructure with lower capital and operating costs - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Ideal Power Converters, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, June 18-21, 2012.

Innovation Spotlight: Refueling Natural-Gas Cars from your Garage for $1500 - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Luon Energy LLC, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, June 18-21, 2012.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Innovation Spotlight: New Compound Activates Broad Spectrum Lung Immunity - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Montana State University, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, June 18-21, 2012.

ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies and the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford Enter a Licensing Agreement for the ExpreS2 Technology Platform - The platform will be used by various research teams to address expression of complex and "difficult-to-make" proteins.

Fujitsu Develops Eye Tracking Technology - Compact camera and LED are small enough to be embedded into a PC for non-contact interface technology that enables screen scrolling or zooming using eye movements.

Innovation & Investment

DuPont Opens First Innovation Center in the U.S. - The Troy, Michigan Innovation Center is also DuPont's automotive division headquarters.

Longitude Capital Closes $385 Million Life Sciences Fund - In 2008, the firm's first Life Sciences Fund raised $325 Million.

World Bank Opens Climate Innovation Centre in Kenya - Centre will be a home for African green business entrepreneurs, R&D for clean technologies.

Owens-Illinois, Inc. to Build New Innovation Center in Ohio - New R&D center to focus on innovations in glass making.

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