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April-May 2013 Issue
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Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline Opportunities

Current TechConnect Innovation Accelerator, Partnering & Submission Opportunities


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

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

DES 2013
November 11-13, 2013 • Texas

APCE 2013
September 9-11, 2013 • Hawaii
IICC 2013
September 9-11, 2013 • Hawaii
OTEC 2013
September 9-11, 2013 • Hawaii


Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense (DOD)

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

Multi-domain, Optical, Non-uniform Adaptive Imaging Technology Oriented Research (MONITOR)
Deadline: September 12, 2013

Science, Technology, Engineering
Deadline: September 30, 2013

AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: January 19, 2018

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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

Small-Business/ ERC Collaborative Opportunity.
Deadline: July 2, 2013

Water Sustainability and Climate
Deadline: September 10, 2013

Environmental Engineering
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Fluid Dynamics
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Environmental Sustainability
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Particulate and Multiphase Processes
Deadline: February 20, 2014


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Electronics & Microsystems

Fujitsu to Offer World's Smallest, Slimmest and Lightest Contact-Free Vein Sensor - Continuous image capture and automatic verification enable same convenient palm vein authentication that can easily be incorporated into slim PCs and tablets.

Chemicals & Materials

Chloroform cleanup: Just the beginning for palladium-gold catalysts - Federally funded research pays off with new process for environmental remediation

Energy & Cleantech

Envision Solar Completes Solar Tree® Array Installation for NR - With help from Ideal Power Converters' technology, a TechConnect Accelerator Participant next month at the TechConnect-National Innovation Summit, Washington, D.C.

Atomic-Scale Investigations Solve Key Puzzle of LED Efficiency - MIT and Brookhaven Lab scientists use electron microscopy imaging techniques to settle a solid-state controversy and raise new experimental possibilities.

Fort Bliss Launches New Microgrid - This is the first DOD installation of a microgrid.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

"Nanosponges" Able to Absorb and Remove Dangerous Toxins from the Body - "Nanosponge" able to neutralize toxins by destroying the cells through puncturing the cell membranes.

UB helps to launch two Zimbabwe national programs in nanotechnology and HIV/AIDS eradication - UB has built a partnership with Zimbabwe over seven years through an NIH Fogarty International Center program.

Nanotechnology advance offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer - Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer.

Innovation & Investment

Royal DSM and Russian's Rostec Sign MOU for the Areas of Biotech and Materials - Memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in Amsterdam this month in front of President Putin and Prime Minister Rutte.

DuPont Unveils 11th Innovation Center in Turkey - DuPont Innovation Center in Turkey will focus on innovations related to food, construction, energy, and automotive industries.

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