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March 2013 Issue
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Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline Opportunities

Current TechConnect Innovation Accelerator, Partnering & Submission Opportunities

National Innovation Summit
+50 Federal Agencies

May 12-16, 2013, D.C.
» Innovation Showcase!
Final Innovation Submissions

Islands Solutions Challenge
Defense Energy Challenge
September 9-11, 2013, HI
» Call for Solutions!
Subissions due May 24

Defense Energy Challenge (Global)
Utility Technology Challenge

Nov. 11-13, 2013, Austin, TX
» Call for Solutions!
Submissions due June 12th

TechConnect Corporate & Innovation Program Now Posted!
Speakers include: BASF, Boeing, Dow, Honda, Ingersoll Rand, Merck, Momemtive, Sabic, Sanofi, Shell, SK Innovation, and More!
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)

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

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

Cyber Security (CS) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) Program Announcement (PA)
Deadline: July 19, 2013

Science, Technology, Engineering
Deadline: September 30, 2013

AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: January 19, 2018

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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

Dimensions of Biodiversity
Deadline: May 6, 2013

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Deadline: May 24, 2013

NT: Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Deadline: June 3, 2013

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

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014
Deadline: June 13, 2013

Water Sustainability and Climate
Deadline: September 10, 2013

Department of Energy (DOE)

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

Research and Development of Post Combustion and Pre Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Technologies for Coal Fired Power Plants
Deadline: May 2, 2013

Advanced Technologies for Monitoring CO2 in Geologic Storage and Utilization Operations
Deadline: April 17, 2013


Special Research Grants Program - Pest Management Alternatives
Deadline: April 1, 2013



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Electronics & Microsystems

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops 4-Wavelength Integrated Silicon Laser for Inter-Processor Data Transmission - This technology helps pave the way toward faster inter-processor Communications.

Scientists Discover New Atomic Technique to Charge Memory Chips - New technique could pave the way for a new class of non-volatile memory and logic chips that would use less power than today’s silicon based devices.

Chemicals & Materials

UC Berkeley develops first graphene-based headphones - The graphene earphone is a groundbreaking development for sound technology.

Yissum Signs Licensing Agreement with Melodea Ltd. - Yissum and partners developed new method for producing Micro-Crystalline Cellulose (MCC) from paper mill waste.

Energy & Cleantech

Mitsubishi Part of Group that Acquires Italian Solar Company - Italy's Solar Holding SRL now owned by Mitsubishi, Innovation Network Corp., and Solar Ventures.

EcoSynthetix and University of Waterloo Come Together to Study Bio-Based Materials - Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology to work with EcoSynthetix on new biomaterials applications.

LaFerrari: Powerful Yet Eco-Friendly, Believe It Or Not - Latest and ultimate sportscar includes hybrid motor system and built with carbon fibers

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Stopping a Moving Target: Novel 'Blue' Compound Halts Tumor Spread, Improves Brain Cancer Treatment in Animal Studies - Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have designed the new treatment approach.

The Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Develop New Sensor for Detecting Methylated DNA - New, single molecule test could revolutionize disease detection from genetic samples.

Innovation & Investment

Wales' £$100 Million Fund Now Open For Business Proposals - Fund was created to increase medical and pharmaceutical company growth in Wales.

Lockheed Martin Receives Renewal of $250 Million US NASA Life Sciences Contract - Human Health and Performance Contract won by Lockheed issued by NASA Johnson Space Center.

Johnson & Johnson Opens London Innovation Center - J&J's London Center one of four to be opened this year around the world.

Event Announcement

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) Meeting - April 16-8, 2013 – UIDP@Caltech (

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