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April 2013 Issue
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Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline Opportunities

Current TechConnect Innovation Accelerator, Partnering & S
ubmission Opportunities

Nanotech 2013
Defense Energy Challenge
Islands Solution Challenge

Sept. 9-11, 2013, Honolulu, HI
» Call for Submissions!
Submissions due May 24th

Defense Energy Challenge
Utility Technology Challenge

Nov. 11-13, 2013, Austin, TX
» Call for Solutions!
Submissions due June 12th

Technical Program Posted!
May 12-16, 2013,
Washington, DC
» View Full Program

Nanotech 2013 and NISS
May 12-16, 2013 NSBIR
May 14-16, 2013


Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense (DOD):

Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury Research Award
Deadline: May 21, 2013

Science, Technology, Engineering
Deadline: September 30, 2013

AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: January 19, 2018

National Science Foundation (NSF):

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering
Deadline: May 22, 2013

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Deadline: May 24, 2013

Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Deadline: June 3, 2013

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology
Deadline: June 6, 2013

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014
Deadline: June 13, 2013

Small-Business/ ERC Collaborative Opportunity
Deadline: July 2, 2013

Environmental Engineering
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Fluid Dynamics
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Particulate and Multiphase Processes
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Department of Energy (DOE):

Research and Development of Post Combustion and Pre Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Technologies for Coal Fired Power Plants
Deadline: May 2, 2013line

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2013 Conference Highlights Include:

BASF Special Session :Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future.

Thermo Scientific Workshop: Building Better Batteries.


Electronics & Microsystems

Nanotech 2013! Program Announced! - Presenters Include: Bosch, Intel, Panasonic, Texas Instruments, Griffith University-Australia, Louisiana State University, Penn State Materials Research Institute, Stanford University, NNI, US Air Force, UT-Austin, NSF, and More!

Fujitsu to Offer World's Smallest, Slimmest and Lightest Contact-Free Vein Sensor - Continuous image capture and automatic verification enable same convenient palm vein authentication that can easily be incorporated into slim PCs and tablets.

Chemicals & Materials

Nanotech 2013! Program Announced! - Presenters Include: BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, Dow, MeadWestvaco, Momentive, Sabic, Solvay, SK Innovation, KITECH-Korea, Lehigh University, Svaya Nanotechnologies, Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, College of William & Mary, and More!

Chloroform cleanup: Just the beginning for palladium-gold catalysts. - Federally funded research pays off with new process for environmental remediation

Energy & Cleantech

Nanotech-Cleantech 2013! Program Announced! - Presenters Include: ABB, Applied Materials, bp, Dow, Honda, Lockheed Martin, Omron, Siemens, Shell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NIST, SiEnergy Systems, Hess, Tufts University, US DOE, and More!

Envision Solar Completes Solar Tree® Array Installation for NREL -With help from Ideal Power Converters' technology, a TechConnect Accelerator Participant next month at the TechConnect-National Innovation Summit, Washington, D.C..

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Nano Biotech 2013! Program Announced! - Presenters Include: Merck, Roche, Sanofi, BIND Biosciences, Cerulean Pharma, NIH, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, University of Colorado, Vanderbilt University, USC, Princeton University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Colorado State University, ETH-Zurich Switzerland, US Navy, Johns Hopkins, Japan Technology Group, and More!

UB helps to launch two Zimbabwe national programs in nanotechnology and HIV/AIDS eradication - UB has built a partnership with Zimbabwe over seven years through an NIH Fogarty International Center program.

"Nanosponges" Able to Absorb and Remove Dangerous Toxins from the Body - "Nanosponge" able to neutralize toxins by destroying the cells through puncturing the cell membranes

Innovation & Investment

TechConnect Partnering Summit 2013! - Co-Located with Nanotech 2013! Dozens of Corporate Presentations, Including: ABB, BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, Boeing, bp, Capewell, Dow, GE, Honda, Lockheed Martin, Momentive, Northrop Grumman, Panasonic, Sabic, Siemens, Shell, SK Innovation, Solvay, and Many More!

Royal DSM and Russian's Rostec Sign MOU for the Areas of Biotech and Materials - Memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in Amsterdam this month in front of President Putin and Prime Minister Rutte.

DuPont Unveils 11th Innovation Center in Turkey - DuPont Innovation Center in Turkey will focus on innovations related to food, construction, energy, and automotive industries.

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