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July 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 August 8th

Utility Technology Challenge
Nov. 11-13, 2013, Austin, TX
» Call for Solutions!
Submissions due August 8th

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

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Solicitation on Advanced Dry Cooling for Power Plants
Deadline: August 19, 2013

Water Sustainability and Climate
Deadline: September 10, 2013

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
Deadline: September 23, 2013

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Deadline: September 27, 2013

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
Deadline: October 15, 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

Department of Defense (DOD)

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

Air Force Fiscal Year 2014 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Science, Technology, Engineering
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Energy Conservation Applications – U.S. Navy
Deadline: November 30, 2014

AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: January 19, 2018


USDA-FS-WERC-2013-SWET, Wood-To-Energy Initiative
Deadline: August 5, 2013

Department of Energy:

Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS)
Deadline: August 22, 2013

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Electronics & Microsystems

Desktop Printing at the Nano Level - Northwestern researchers create state-of-the-art desktop nanofabrication tool.

Fujitsu Develops Technology to Correct Curvature in Scanned Images of Book Pages - Overhead scanner captures images of open books or magazines, reproduces a distortion-free image as if scanned from a flat document.

Chemicals & Materials

NASA Researchers Able to Grow Uniform Layer of Super-Black Carbon Nanotubes on Uneven Surfaces - This breakthrough would allow super-black nanotubes to be grown on 3D components.

Northeastern University Professor is Developing Next Generation, High Performance Fiber - Marilyn Minus, Assistant Professor of Engineering, is adding small amounts of carbon nanotubes to create this new fiber.

Energy & Cleantech

Defense Energy Summit Accepting Submissions for Defense Energy Technology Challenge and Utility Technology Challenge; Deadline is August 8th - Winners of both programs to receive unique access to independent product performance testing and industry evaluations in Austin.

Fujitsu Commences Development of Home Energy Management System - New system will centralize and automatically control multiple home appliances and equipment, thus providing excellent energy efficiency and savings.

Nano Labs Wants to Revolutionize Fabric Softeners - Company’s nanotechnology is able to trap active ingredients in clothes softeners and release them in a more controlled manner.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Fujikura Exercises Option to License Cellmid’s Diagnostics - License will be signed for multiple cancer diagnostic products

Sigma-Aldrich Enters into Research Agreement With The Scripps Research Institute - Partnership includes six Scripps Labs, which will each receive funds from Sigma-Aldrich Life Sciences to expand basic research capacity.

Innovation & Investment

Welsh Government Launches Pilot Initiative to Encourage Collaboration Between High-Tech Large and Small Businesses - Seven anchor companies, including General Dynamics, competed and won the Open Innovation Development Award from the government.

Great Britain Offers Israeli Life Sciences Companies to Conduct Clinical Trials in the UK - Latest announcement is part of a larger collaboration between both countries.

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