Did you know? The OTM here at Illinois also acts as the OTM for the University of Illinois at Springfield, and we have been working more closely with them to recognize possible innovations. Senior technology manager, Steve Wille, has been working with Jim Ermatinger, Springfield Dean of LAS, to identify Springfield faculty with the potential to bring their innovations to the market. With 240 faculty members, the Springfield campus has the means for their research to impact their respective fields, and the OTM will guide researchers through the process.
The University of Illinois’ Research Park was awarded Outstanding Research Park of the Year from the Association of University of Research Parks (AURP) during its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony on December 1, 2011.
The 16th Annual AURP Awards of Excellence ceremony was held during the AURP 2011 International Conference in New Orleans, and is dedicated to the achievements of research parks and industry veterans.
A couple of weeks ago, Lesley Millar, our director, and Svetlana Sowers, visiting tech manager, took a trip to Singapore to take an inside look at the University’s relationship with the ADSC research center and A*STAR, as well as to help commercialize technology and discuss the potential for disclosure in the United States.
I-Start—a program assisting future entrepreneurs to form start-up companies through EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois’ Research Park—has its first client.
EnterpriseWorks created the I-Start program to encourage University of Illinois inventors to pursue start-up formations and to promote their research and technology. Because of the numerous steps and details involved in start-up formations, the program will ease the process by decreasing the workload of the inventor and/or new entrepreneur.
The 2011 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award will be awarded to Douglas A. Mitchell, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois.
This prestigious award honors young innovators that have illustrated promising research with the potential to make a difference in the health care industry. Recipients receive $1.5 million over the course of 5 years to assist them with furthering their research.
Hi, my name is Jill Forkal and with the start of a new school year comes new interns. So, I am the new Junior Communication Intern for the Office of Technology Management.