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May/June 2013 Issue
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Filling the Global Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline Opportunities

Current TechConnect Innovation Accelerator, Partnering & Submission Opportunities

Defense Energy Challenge
Nov. 11-13, 2013, Austin, TX
» Call for Submissions!
Submissions due August 8th

Utility Technology Challenge
Nov. 11-13, 2013, Austin, TX
» Call for Solutions!
Submissions due August 8th


November 11-15, 2013
Austin, Texas
line APCE
Held jointly with IICC
September 9-11, 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii


Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense (DOD):

Science, Technology, Engineering
Deadline: September 30, 2013

AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: January 19, 2018

National Science Foundation (NSF):

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

Solicitation on Advanced Dry Cooling for Power Plants
Deadline: August 19, 2013

Environmental Engineering
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Fluid Dynamics
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Particulate and Multiphase Processes
Deadline: February 20, 2014

U.S. Department of the Interior:

Operation and Maintenance of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI)
Deadline: July 29, 2013

Nuclear Science and Nuclear Nonproliferation Research
Deadline: July 31, 2013

Nanotech Conference
2013 Technical Proceedings

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Innovation Spotlights

Electronics & Microsystems

Printing Tiny Batteries - Novel application of 3D printing could enable the development of miniaturized medical implants, compact electronics, tiny robots, and more.

Fujitsu Develops Clock Distribution Circuit for High-Speed, Low-Power Data Transmission between CPUs - Company wants to contribute to the next generation of higher performance servers and supercomputers through a 20% reduction in transceiver circuit power consumption.

Chemicals & Materials

Exposure to Air Transforms Gold Alloys Into Catalytic Nanostructures - Brookhaven Lab scientists create promising gold-indium oxide nanoparticles through room-temperature oxidation.

Bed Bugs Be Gone! Thank You, Nanotechnology - Stony Brook University researchers develop nanoweb that can capture bed bugs in a non-toxic way.

GE Aviation to Build Ceramic Matrix Composites Plant in North Carolina - Plant will manufacture the nano composites for high-pressure turbine components.

Energy & Cleantech

Defense Energy Summit Comes to Austin, TX, November 11-13, 2013 - Join the Nation's energy, business and defense leadership as they accelerate the discovery, development and deployment of new energy solutions and projects.

U.S. and Canada Research Team Tackling Costs of Fuel Cells - U.S. Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the University of Waterloo want to replace platinum catalysts with their proprietary non-precious metals.

Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Lophius Biosciences GmbH Joins NEU2 and Receives Grant Funding for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis - NEU2 Consortium is a Germany public-private partnership dedicated to finding advanced treatments for MS.

Using Nanotechnology, Novel Sensor Can Identify the Scent of Melanoma - Led by the Monell Chemical Senses Center, odors from human skin cells can identify melanoma.

Innovation & Investment

FlexEnergy Receives State Job Training Grant - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: FlexEnergy, a TechConnect Accelerator Participant, TechConnect World 2010, Anaheim, CA, US.

UMASS to Receive $95 Million for the Creation of Three Life Sciences Centers on Amherst Campus - Research centers will be part of the university’s new Life Sciences Laboratories; focus areas include biosensors and nutriceuticals.

DornerWorks Selected to 2013 Inner City 100, Ranking of Fastest-Growing Urban Businesses in the US - TechConnect Innovation Tracking: DornerWorks, a TechConnect Accelerator Participant, TechConnect World 2013, Washington, DC, US.

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