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December 2012 Issue
Produced by TechConnect
Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline Opportunities

Current TechConnect Innovation Accelerator, Partnering & Submission Opportunities

Nanotech 2013
May 12-16, 2013, D.C.
» Call for Abstracts!
due-January 16, 2013

TechConnect - National Innovation Summit
May 12-16, 2013, D.C.
» Call for Innovations!
due-January 30, 2013


Nanotech 2013 and NISS
May 12-16, 2013
Where: Washington, DC

- Technical Abstracts Due
January 16, 2013!
- Innovation Submissions Due January 30, 2013!


Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense (DOD):

Platelet Storage Technologies
Deadline: January 28, 2013

DoD Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Assistive Technologies Research Award
Deadline: March 13, 2013

National Science Foundation (NSF):

Cyber-Physical Systems
Deadline: January 29, 2013

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I
Deadline: February 6, 2013

Plant Genome Research Program
Deadline: March 13, 2013

Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
Deadline: May 13, 2013

Department of Energy (DOE):

Academia-Industry Collaboration (AIC)-Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program
Deadline: January 15, 2013

Electrochemical Storage Technologies Suitable for Automobile Industry Applications
Deadline: January 31, 2013

Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research & Development - Round 4
Deadline: February 21, 2013

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
Deadline: June 12, 2013

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) NIST Boulder Programs
Deadline: February 15, 2013

Nanotech Conference
2012 Technical Proceedings

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Special Anouncements

TechConnect-National Innovation Summit to Host the National Small Business Innovation Research Conference May 14-16, 2013, Washington, D.C. - National SBIR Conference is the largest gathering of federal government granting agencies and innovators seeking or receiving SBIR funding

National Nanotechnology Signature Initiative Symposia to be hosted at the joint Nanotech 2013 and TechConnect World Conference in Washington D.C. - Five Special Symposia to be organized by federal agencies.line

Jordi Lopez Launes

Corporate Spotlights


Corporate Spotlight Interview: Jordi Lopez Launes, Investment Manager, Solvay Corporate Venturing - Speaking at TechConnect World 2013, Mr. Lopez Launes tells TechConnect about Solvay's technology and investment areas of interest.


Electronics & Microsystems

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance - MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.

Innovation Spotlight: 15 kV SiliconCarbide IGBTs - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Cree, Inc., a TechConnect Accelerator participant-ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Innovation Spotlight: Batteryless Nanoenergy Harvesting - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

Chemicals & Materials

Innovation Spotlight: High Performance nanomaterial macrostructures for structural, thermal and electrical applications - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Nanocomp Technologies, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

New atomic-layer electrodeposition method yields surprising results - Research by Dr. Yun Liu and colleagues at the NIST Center for Neutron Research describes a new method for depositing ultra-thin layers of platinum on a surface.

Energy & Cleantech

Innovation Spotlight: High Performance, Low Cost, Solid State, Flexible Batteries - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Enerize Corporation, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012

Innovation Spotlight: Nanoengineered Membrane-based Absorption Refrigeration System (ARS) - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: University of Florida, a TechConnect Accelerator participant, ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Innovation Spotlight: Reagent-free nanobiomimetic electrochemical sensing and energy storage platform - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

Carbon Nanotubes Lower Nerve-Damaging Chloride in Cells - A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Innovation & Investment

Nano Company Pixelligent Technologies Awarded SBIR Award from the Department of Energy - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Pixelligent Technologies, a Nanotech-TechConnect World Accelerator Participant, Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

Nantero Closes $10 Million Series D Financing Round - Massachusetts-based nanotech company cites short-term commercialization as attractive to the investors.

National Innovation Summit and Showcase May 13-16, 2013, Washington, DC

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