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December 2013 Issue
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Innovation Pipeline
Submission Opportunities

TechConnect World 2014: June 15-19, 2014 • Washington DC
» Call for Technical Abstracts • Deadline: January 22, 2014

TechConnect World-National Innovation Summit-National SBIR Conference 2014, Innovation Partnering Program:
» Call for Innovations • Deadline: January 31, 2014

Next Events

TechConnect World Summit, Expo & Conferences 2014

June 15-19, 2014 • Washington, DC 

» Website: Now Accepting Innovation 
& Technical Abstract Submissions.

National Innovation
Summit, & Showcase 2014

June 15-19, 2014 • Washington, DC 

» Website: Now Accepting Technology Submissions and Offering Partnership Opportunities.

National SBIR Conference

June 16-18, 2014 • Washington, DC 

» Website: Now Accepting Innovation and Showcase Submissions.

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Technology News: Advanced Materials |
Electronics & Sensors | Pharma & Biomaterials | 
Energy & Efficiency
| Tech & Commercialization | Fed Funding

Advanced Materials

USDA Project Focuses on Advancing Development of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood - Partnership is between the US Endowment Forestry and Communities and the U.S. Forest Service.

Nanotech 2014 Technical Abstracts Due January 22! Innovation Submissions January 31!

Electronics & Sensors

Comcast Expands Its Innovation Center in Silicon Valley - Open house earlier this month featured local innovators and start-ups, plus Comcast technology partners Twitter and Altia Systems.

Pharma & Biomaterials

New sensor tracks zinc in cells - Shifts in zinc’s location could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Ultrasound microscopy: An aid for surgeons to make the invisible, visible - Researcher at Toyohashi University of Technology is developing the technology to monitor living tissue and cell specimens for medical purposes.

Energy & Efficiency

Maxwell Technologies Signs MOU with SK Innovation - Partnership will focus on developing next generation energy storage solutions.

Opposing Phenomena Possible Key to High-Efficiency Electricity Delivery - The coexistence of two opposing phenomena might be the secret to understanding the enduring mystery in physics of how materials heralded as the future of powering our homes and communities actually work..

Cleantech 2014
Technical Abstracts Due January 15! Innovation Submissions January 31!

Investment & Commercialization

TechConnect World and National Innovation Summit Announce Lead Corporate Partners for 2014 - Co-located events will attract thousands of business, government, and academic representatives June 15-19 just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center.

University of Houston Physicist Receives Prestigious O'Donnell Award in Research - Dr. Ren has been a presenter at several Nanotech-TechConnect World conferences.

Federal Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF):

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
Deadline: January 6, 2014

Advancing Informal STEM Learning
Deadline: January 14, 2014

Coastal SEES
Deadline: January 21, 2014

National Robotics Initiative
Deadline: January 21, 2014

Long Term Research in Environmental Biology
Deadline: January 30, 2014

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
Deadline: January 27, 2014

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation
Deadline: February 21, 2014

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
Deadline: February 24, 2014

Department of Defense:

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA), Energy Conservation Applications for the US Navy
Deadline: November 30, 2014

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA), Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research
Deadline: December 16, 2013

DIA Innovation - Agency Wide BAA
Deadline: November 26, 2014

Department of Energy:

Hydrogen Delivery Technologies
Deadline: February 14, 2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology:

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Deadline: February 14, 2014

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