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Mar 10

  THE LAUNCH PLACE AND FIRST FLIGHT VENTURE CENTER PARTNER TO HOST THE BIG LAUNCH CHALLENGE>>
The Launch Place, a leading recruiter of entrepreneurs in the Dan River Region of Virginia, and First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), RTP’s largest technology incubator, announced today a unique partnership to attract the most innovative technology start-up companies in Virginia and North Carolina to a competition that planners of the event are referring to as “high stakes.”
[VTIP contact – mark.coburn@vt.edu]

Feb 26

  RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH BENCHMARK SET OF GENOTYPES FOR HUMAN GENOME SEQUENCING>>
Led by biomedical engineer Justin Zook of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a team of bioinformaticians from Harvard University and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech has presented new methods to integrate data from different sequencing platforms, thus producing a highly reliable set of genotypes that will serve as a benchmark for human genome sequencing.
[VTIP contact – jgeikler@vtip.org]

Feb 25

  RESEARCHERS WORK WITH NOVEL WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE SAFETY IN HOSPITALS, HEALTH CARE>>
Medical mistakes happen every day, even with the best doctors and nurses. One way to reduce medical errors is to adopt new wireless technologies that improve health care and reduce costs.
[VTIP contact – jgeikler@vtip.org]

Feb 24

  VIRGINIA TECH SCIENTIST PROPOSES REVOLUTIONARY NAMING SYSTEM FOR ALL LIFE ON EARTH>>
A Virginia Tech researcher has developed a new way to classify and name organisms based on their genome sequence and in doing so created a universal language that scientists can use to communicate with unprecedented specificity about all life on Earth.
[VTIP contact - ghess@vtip.org]

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Upcoming Events

 

Mar 01

  LICENSING EXECUTIVES SOCIETY FOUNDATION
2015 GRADUATE STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION>>
Take your business plan to the next level with an IP strategy that will help you achieve your business goals. Compete for ca$h and prizes while gathering valuable contacts along the way. You could win a $10,000 Grand prize or the $5,000 LES International Global Award.
First Round Business Plan submissions deadline: March 1, 2015
  Location: Virtual Competition
 

Mar 03

  BEST PRACTICES TO INCREASE UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATION IN SBIR/STTR>>
For university administrative personnel, key research office personnel, university grants administrators and university tech transfer offices -- to better understand how to increase university participation in SBIR/STTR.
  Location: Virginia Tech, ICTAS 310
 

Mar 03

  SBIR/STTR LUNCH & LEARN>>
For University Researchers, PostDocs, Grad Students and Small Tech Firms
  Location: Virginia Tech, ICTAS 310
 

Apr 02

  VIRGINIA VENTURE SUMMIT>>
The Venture Summit brings together the best start-up and emerging-growth companies in Virginia, venture capitalists, corporate VCs and angels. It will be an exciting day as these business leaders gather for a panel, conversations, pitches, and networking.
[REGISTER BY JAN 31 FOR EARLY BIRD RATE]
  Location: Capital One, Richmond, VA
 

Apr 14

  NSF SBIR/STTR PROPOSAL PREP WORKSHOP>>
For University Researchers, PostDocs, Grad Students and Small Tech Firms. Sessions on SBIR/STTR Program Details, NSF Proposal Preparation, and SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning.
[APRIL 14-16 | Click for schedule]
  Location: Inn at Virginia Tech
 

Apr 29

  NVTC DESTINATION INNOVATION>>
Destination Innovation is the premier event highlighting the vibrant technology community in Northern Virginia. Now in its fourth year, the event features an innovation competition, exhibition, networking and industry speakers.
[APPLY BY FEB 13 TO SHOWCASE YOUR COMPANY OR TECHNOLOGY]
  Location: The Washington Post | 1150 15th Street NW | Washington, DC
 

May 06

  HAMPTON ROADS-VIRGINIA TECH SHOWCASE>>
More than 200 participants, including President Timothy D. Sands, will attend the daylong event designed to connect Virginia Tech researchers with corporate and agency decision-makers.
[Contact John Provo for more information]
  Location: Newport News City Center
 

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