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September 2012 Issue
Produced by TechConnect
Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Funding Opportunity Spotlights

Department of Defense (DOD):
Fiscal Year 2013 University NanoSatellite Program
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Deadline: October 16, 2012

National Science Foundation (NSF):
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013
National Science Foundation
Deadline: December 3, 2012

National Robotics Initiative
National Science Foundation
Deadline: December 11, 2012

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science
National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 1, 2013

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Innovation Spotlights

Electronics & Microsystems

X-rays Reveal Spin Waves in Two-Dimensional High-Temperature Superconductors - New technique probes crucial magnetic effects in custom-grown nanoscale material.

General Motors to Open New Computer Innovation Center in Austin, Texas - Advanced IT Center will create up to 500 new jobs.

Chemicals & Materials

Innovation Spotlight: A Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) Membrane MEMS Sensor for Flow Rate and Flow Direction Sensing - National University of Singapore (NUS) wants to use LCP as a structural material for environmental applications.

Nanotech in your money? One day, nanoparticles could help thwart counterfeiters. - Scientists at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology develop quick response (QR) code that could be used for authentication purposes.

Pixelligent Technologies Receives 2012 Innovator of the Year Award from The Daily Record. - Pixelligent Technologies has been an invited venture company presenter for several years at the annual TechConnect World conference.

Innovation Spotlight: Next Generation Flat Panel Display Technology - Using technology developed at the University of Florida, NanoPhotonica is taking the core technology to the next level

Energy & Cleantech

Innovation Spotlight: MAR Systems Develops Novel Adsorbent Media Able to Remove Heavy Metals From Aqueous Streams - Selected to present at TechConnect World 2012, we talk with MAR Systems President & CEO Anthony Lammers to discuss the latest updates on its revolutionary Sorbster™ technology.

Algal Scientific Semifinalist in 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Algal Scientific, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Boston MA, 2011.

Ancient diatoms could make biofuels, electronics and health food – at the same time - Diatoms could finally make biofuel production from algae truly cost-effective; Oregon State University receives $2 Million US grant from the NSF to fund this research.

Core-Shell Structured Bifunctional Catalysts for Metal-Air Battery-Fuel Cell - University of Waterloo’s technology could bring up to three times the energy density of current conventional Li-ion systems.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Innovation Spotlight: McGill University Researchers Create Novel Nanoparticles That can Bypass Blood-Brain Barrier - Nanoparticles developed to target neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's disease.

Lilliputian Systems Closes on $40 Million US Equity Financing from Russian Investment Fund - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Lilliputian Systems, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Boston MA, 2011.

NC State University Leads International Research Team to Win Federal Grant - NSF to provide $18.5 Million US to the research team to develop nano-enabled, wearable medical devices

Innovation & Investment

Johnson & Johnson to Open Four Regional Innovation Centers - Company to build their innovation centers in leading life sciences communities, including Massachusetts, California, the UK and China.

SUNY Community Colleges Receive $14.6 Million Grant from US Government to Help the Unemployed - The Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Education Pathways Project offers programs in growing technology fields.

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Published by: Jennifer Rocha, Publishing Director

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