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Apr 14

  SBIR/STTR PROPOSAL PREP & COMMERCIALIZATION PLANNING >>
April 14-16, 2015 in Blacksburg
Training designed in half day increments to accommodate the busy schedules of university researchers, postdocs, grad students, and small tech firms. Attend one, two or all three days at one low price. If you are considering an SBIR / STTR application over the next 6-9 months, this is a perfect opportunity to learn how.
[VTIP Contact: mark.coburn@vtip.org]

Apr 08

  FREE REGISTRATION TO ATTEND THE VTKW GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE SEMIFINALS >>
Watch as Virginia Tech student teams present their business concepts before a judging panel and live audience and are awarded amazing prizes.
[VTIP contact - mark.coburn@vtip.org]

Apr 07

  REGISTER TO ATTEND AND/OR PRESENT A POSTER >>
Come meet other scientists from the region, get some new cutting-edge ideas and maybe even come up with a collaboration or two.
[VTIP contact - rwhitehead@vtip.org]

Mar 31

  APPLY BY MARCH 3 TO COMPETE>>
Charlotte Venture Challenge is the Southeast’s largest startup competition, annually attracting over 100 ventures that compete for investor attention and customer discovery opportunities by large corporate companies. Winning companies are eligible for cash prizes.
[VTIP contact - mark.coburn@vtip.org]

Jan 12

  RESEARCHER DEVELOPS VACCINES TO HELP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE EASIER>>
Virginia Tech Professor Mike Zhang is developing a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addictions, which ultimately could make many smoking-related diseases relics of the 21st century.
[VTIP contact - rwhitehead@vtip.org]

VTIP Notices

  CONTACT US>>
Trying to reach someone in VTIP? An easy way to reach any staff member in VTIP is to send your email to vtippatents@vtip.org. We will promptly respond to your inquiry or question.
  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.

Upcoming Events

 

Mar 30

  PATENT LAW 101: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PROTECTING YOUR INVENTION >>
A discussion of best practices for protecting your intellectual property presented by Fish & Richardson.
  Location: 310 Kelly Hall, Virginia Tech
 

Mar 31

  CHARLOTTE VENTURE CHALLENGE>>
The 14th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge will offer start-up companies fantastic exposure in partnership with the Southeast Venture Conference March 31-April1.
[APPLY BY MARCH 3]
  Location: Charlotte, NC
 

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.
[APPLY BY FEB 27 TO SHOWCASE YOUR COMPANY OR TECHNOLOGY]
  Location: Capital One, Richmond, VA
 

Apr 07

  SOUTHWEST VA LIFE SCIENCE FORUM >>
Come meet other scientists from the region, get some new cutting-edge ideas and maybe even come up with a collaboration or two. There will be appetizers and refreshments along with a poster session featuring representatives of academic, industry and non-profit technology organizations.
  Location: Virginia Tech Integrated Life Science Building, 1984 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia
 

Apr 08

  FREE REGISTRATION TO ATTEND THE VTKW GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE SEMIFINALS >>
Watch as Virginia Tech student teams present their business concepts before a judging panel and live audience and are awarded amazing prizes.
  Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
 

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 23

  VIRGINIA BIO'S THRIVE 2015 CONFERENCE>>
Join bioscience leaders from across the state and beyond - companies, universities, research organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, scientific and professional services firms, and help create the future of the industry.
  Location: Westfields Marriott | Washington Dulles | Chantilly, VA
 

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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