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Sept 01

  VTIP IS ON TWITTER!
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Aug 26

  ON-CAMPUS IP & INNOVATION OFFICE HOURS RESUME>>
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1 - 5 PM in 3320 Torgersen Hall
Fridays, 9 AM - 12 PM at VTIP's CRC Office, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050
Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment at vtip.appointy.com
[VTIP Contact: mbonadeo@vtip.org]

Aug 11

  CRAFTING A NEW MARKET >>
“Brewers’ spent grain is a rich resource, with about 30 percent protein and 20 percent cellulose, which could be used in human food and pharmaceuticals. All we have to do is extract them, and we know how to do that.”
— Young Teck Kim
[VTIP Contact: gbrewer@vtip.org]

Aug 03

  CANCER UNDER ATTACK >>
Virginia Tech Magazine explores how the campus community is fighting the disease.

Jul 28

  NEW TECHNOLOGY HELPS PERSONALIZED MEDICINE BY ENABLING EPIGENOMIC ANALYSIS WITH A MERE 100 CELLS>>
A new technology that will dramatically enhance investigations of epigenomes, the machinery that turns on and off genes and a very prominent field of study in diseases such as stem cell differentiation, inflammation and cancer, is reported in the research journal Nature Methods.
[VTIP Contact: rwhitehead@vtip.org]

Jun 26

  TURBINE BLADES INSPIRED BY OWL FEATHERS COULD BOOST EFFORTS TO INCREASE WIND FARMING, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY>>
Virginia Tech engineers, leading an international team of researchers with members from Florida Atlantic University, Lehigh University, and Cambridge University, say a turbine blade inspired by the downy covering of owl feathers may offer a way to reduce noise from engines or wind farms.
[VTIP Contact: gbrewer@vtip.org]

Jun 17

  VIRGINIA TECH IS AMONG TOP 100 WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITIES GRANTED U.S. PATENTS IN 2014 >>
According to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Virginia Tech ranked No. 93 because of 23 patents that it received in 2014 through Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc., an affiliated corporation of Virginia Tech that provides technology transfer and commercialization services to faculty, staff, and students.
[VTIP contact: mark.coburn@vtip.org]

Jun 02

  BOARD OF VISITORS REVISES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY >>
Efforts to encourage student innovation got a boost this week when the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved revisions to the university’s intellectual property policy.
[VTIP contact: mark.coburn@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.
  OFFICE HOURS>>
VTIP's On-Campus IP & Innovation Office Hours resume Wednesday, August 26.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1 - 5 pm, 3320 Torgersen Hall
Fridays, 9 am - 12 pm, VTIP's CRC Office
Walk-ins welcome, or log on to vtip.appointy.com to make an appointment

Upcoming Events

 

Sept 08

  VIRGINIA VELOCITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION>>
Finalists will be announced August 28, with final presentations at The Virginia Velocity Capstone Event on September 8, 2015. Virginia Velocity will provide $850,000 in prizes for winners, and at least four winners in the fields of energy and bioscience will be chosen.
  Location: Richmond, VA
 

Sept 10

  WEBINAR PRESENTED BY CIT >>
Intellectual Property Protection & Licensing Strategies For Small Business
This webinar is ideal for small tech firms, university researchers with small businesses, and university PostDocs considering licensing technology from the university.
1:00 - 2:15 pm
  Location: Webinar
 

Oct 01

  STARTUP READINESS WORKSHOP>>
Presented by VT KnowledgeWorks, a workshop that helps entrepreneurs test the strategic essence of their business concept, tighten up on managerial focus, and review the overall business start-up process.

October 1, 2015, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
VT KnowledgeWorks I building
Lakeview Conference Room
2200 Kraft Drive

October 23, 2015, Noon-4:00 p.m.
Virginia Tech
ICTAS, Kelly Hall, Suite 310
325 Stanger Street
  Location: Blacksburg, VA
 

Nov 11

  SOUTHEAST BIO INVESTOR & PARTNERING FORUM>>
More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs and service providers will attend the event this year. This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.
November 11-13, 2015
  Location: Charleston, South Carolina
 

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