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Jun 12

  CALL FOR PAPERS: THE INVENTION GENDER GAP>>
Technology and Innovation (T&I) is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on the gender gap in the invention arena. Statistics show that women are named as inventors on fewer than one in five patents despite gains in the number of women entering STEM fields, and addressing this disparity will be critical to remaining competitive in the global innovation sphere. This special issue builds on earlier work on the invention gender gap published in T&I by our guest editor Florence Haseltine (T&I 18.4) and Philippa Olsen (T&I 17.4).

May 15

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Masoud Agah's credit-card-sized gas chromatography (GC) platform can be operated by non-experts to analyze volatile compounds within seconds. This GC research, with its potential applications for wearable and portable detection devices, has drawn attention from the fields of health care, environmental monitoring, industrial, petrochemical and automotive applications, building automation, and homeland security, especially driven by global government regulations for safety.
[VTIP Contact: lchen@vtip.org]

May 01

  VTIP HAS MOVED>>
We are pleased to announce that VTIP has moved as of May 1, 2017. We are still in the VT Corporate Research Center, now at 1700 Kraft Drive.
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Apr 17

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Compared with the most advanced 3D printer on the market, Rayne Zheng’s technology allows for faster speed, larger area (>5 cm), and higher resolution (1 micron), plus the ability to print with multiple materials. Using his novel, low-cost 3D printing systems, the group has sucessfully fabricated a range of hierarchical micro-structures with material ranging from polymer to metal and high-temperature ceramics, including microfluidics chips (Lab-on-Chip), also known as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in biomedical and biological applications (BioMEMS).
[VTIP contact: lchen@vtip.org]

Apr 06

  RICHMOND, VA – April 6, 2017 – Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation (VBHRC/“the catalyst”) today announced that it is accepting applications/letters of intent (LOIs) for Round 7 of grants to fund the development, validation and application of new approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating neurological conditions, including brain injuries, brain developmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders, as well as addiction and substance abuse. The awards, which range from $200,000 to $800,000, will accelerate translational research in the Commonwealth of Virginia through collaborations between industry and Virginia research universities. The deadline for consideration is June 8, 2017. Applications/LOIs and grant criteria can be downloaded from the VBHRC website (www.vbhrc.com).

Mar 27

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Created by Jonathan Caldwell and Joseph Tolley, LyraScore is a system designed to enhance large ensemble music rehearsals, allowing for unique, licensed parts to be distributed electronically to all members of the ensemble, eliminating the need for paper part distribution and controlling access to licensed material. The capabilities of the system have wide-ranging implications in both music and non-music environments as well, in academic, business, and government settings.
[VTIP contact: mmiller@vtip.org]

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  INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE>>
about the process of tech transfer and commercialization? Foresight Science & Technology™ founder Phyl Speser has written a great piece that charts a course to follow when working with Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties. Look under VTIP Publications to download a copy.
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