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Jul 14

  FLASHBACK FRIDAY>>
Remembering when VTIP President Mark Coburn was interviewed for "Benefits Of Tech Transfer Outweigh Costs For Virginia Universities" on Virginia Public Radio

Jul 12

  CIT SBIR/STTR TRAINING SCHEDULED>>
FALL Events planned for:
Arlington, VA -- Aug. 17
Roanoke, VA -- Aug. 24
Floyd, VA -- Aug. 25
Norfolk, VA -- Sept. 20 & 21
Hampton, VA -- Sept. 22
Fairfax, VA -- Oct. 17-18

A set aside for small businesses, over $2.5B is available each year in SBIR/STTR funding from 11 participating federal agencies. This strategic funding provides critical financing for early stage, high risk research projects that have a strong commercial or federal acquisition pathway. Virginia's SBIR/STTR support program, administered by CIT, provides low cost training and other support for Virginia's technology community to help facilitate successful participation in these programs.

Jul 05

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Plasmonic Nanoparticle Layers with Controlled Orientation invented by Greg Liu's team have a variety of possible applications. Imagine
- A window that controls light transmission while also harvesting solar energy for use within the building.
- A membrane that actuates controlled mechanical vibrations when photons of selected wavelengths are shone on it.
- A packaging film that prevents light from degrading the precious nutrients in food.
{VTIP Contect: gbrewer@vtip.org]

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).

Jun 11

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Alan Asbeck’s team is working with Lowe’s Innovation Labs, developing assistive technology to help employees with lifting products in Lowe’s stores.
[VTIP Contact: gbrewer@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.
Regular Mail and Delivery Service (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
1700 Kraft Drive
Suite 2250
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Campus Mail & Phones Remain the Same
Campus Mail Code: 0459
Phone: (540) 951-9374

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 IP & Innovation Office Hours
Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm, Office of Sponsored Programs, North End Center, Suite 4200
Thursdays, 1 - 3 pm open and 3 - 5 pm by appointment, 3320 Torgersen Hall
Fridays, 9 am - 12 pm, VTIP's CRC Office
Visit vtip.appointy.com to make an appointment!
  VT KNOWLEDGEWORKS STARTUP CHAT>>
Discuss your business ideas with VTKW's Jim Flowers at Tillerman Coffee Co. in the VTCRC
Fridays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
1901 Innovation Drive, Suite 1100
http://www.vtknowledgeworks.com/event/calendar

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