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February 2013 Issue
Produced by TechConnect
Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline Opportunities

Current TechConnect Innovation Accelerator, Partnering & Submission Opportunities

National Innovation Summit
TechConnect Accelerator

May 12-16, 2013, D.C.
» Call for Innovations!
Rolling Innovation Submissions

National SBIR Conference
+20 Federal Agencies ($2.5B)

May 14-16, 2013, D.C.
» Call for Innovations!
Rolling Innovation Submissions

Defense Energy Challenge Utility Technology Challenge
Nov. 11-13, 2013, Austin, TX
» Call for Solutions!
Submissions due June 12th

TCWorld 2013 May 12-16, 2013, Washington, DC
Co-located with the

NISS 2013
May 13-16, 2013, Washington, DC

May 14-16, 2013, Washington, DC

- Showcase Applications Only! Rolling Submission.


Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense (DOD)

Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Program
Deadline: February 11, 2013

DoD Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Assistive Technologies Research Award
Deadline: March 13, 2013

Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury Research Award
Deadline: May 21, 2013

Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development
Deadline: April 15, 2013

Science, Technology, Engineering
Deadline: September 30, 2013

AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: January 19, 2018

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I
Deadline: February 6, 2013

EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis
Deadline: March 18, 2013

Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering
Deadline: April 29, 2013

Dimensions of Biodiversity
Deadline: May 6, 2013

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology
Deadline: June 6, 2013

Water Sustainability and Climate
Deadline: September 10, 2013

Department of Energy (DOE)

Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research & Development - Round 4
Deadline: February 21, 2013

Crosscutting Research: Development of Novel Architecture for Optimization of Advanced Energy Systems
Deadline: March 14, 2013

FY2013 NETL University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program
Deadline: March 27, 2013

Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement,
Deadline: March 30, 2013

Innovation for Increasing Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (I2CEDS)
Deadline: April 5, 2013

Systems Biology Enabled Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling
Deadline: April 19, 2013


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Corporate Spotlight


Corporate Spotlight Interview: IBM - TechConnect News speaks with Dr. Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer for IBM Big Green Innovations, where he assembles, maintains, and develops environmentally focused businesses for IBM. Dr. Williams will be speaking at the upcoming TechConnect World Conference this May.


Electronics & Microsystems

Fujitsu and Panasonic to Consolidate System LSI Businesses in New Company - Two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month.

Dopants Dramatically Alter Electronic Structure of Superconductor - Findings explain unusual properties, but complicate search for universal theory.

Chemicals & Materials

Nokia and Graphene Flagship Consortium Receive Billion Dollar Grant from European Union - $1.35 Billion will be given to both organizations over the next ten years to continue graphene R&D.

Stillaguamish Tribe Makes Multi-Million Investment in MicroGREEN Polymers - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: MicroGREEN Polymers, a TechConnect Acceleration Participant, 2010 and 2012, California, US.

Energy & Cleantech

Innovation Spotlight: Soldier Transportable Alternative Energy Storage System - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: GreenPath Technologies, Inc., a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, Honolulu, HI, 2012.

Innovation Spotlight: Modular energy storage for curtailed wind in Hawaii - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Bright Energy Storage Technologies, LLP, a TechConnect Accelerator participant, Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, Honolulu, HI, 2012.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

New Nanotechnology Center to Open Soon in Bahrain - Bahrain University's new center will focus on nanotechnology for cancer treatment.

Nanoparticles That Look and Act Like Cells - By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their drug payloads.

Innovation & Investment

Consortium of Scottish Scientists Win $130+ Million US Research Contract - BioCity Scotland and Dundee University win international competition for new screening center.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Now Accepting Projects - Deadline to submit an application is March 17, 2013.

National SBIR Conference May 14-16, 2013, Washington, DC


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