Whether it's a innovative discovery from a professor or an entrepreneurial group of students creating their own start-up, our social media accounts will be there to share the news fast! Follow us, like us, +1 us, but also feel free to ask us questions via any one of our social media accounts! We're very happy to be a part of the University's fast-growing community of innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers and do-ers!
Recap of Supporting Innovation & Creativity: A Conversation with the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
On April 9, 2013, the University Library and the Office of Technology Management (OTM) co-hosted an event called "Support Innovation and Creativity." This event showcased the tools that innovative UI faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences have used to increase the impact of their research.
Why did the OTM, an office responsible for patenting and licensing, collaborate with the Library on an event intended for fa
On Thursday, June 13, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes isolated from the body are not patentable in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics.
The ruling in question was in response to a 2009 lawsuit against Myriad Genetics Inc. The company holds patents related to two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, that can indicate whether a woman has a heightened risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. After the ruling, Myriad's patents on those genes are no longer valid.
Although summer months on campus are notoriously quiet, exciting things are still happening for Illinois technologies and start-up companies. Here are just a few highlights from summer 2013 so far:
Via Research Park:
Friends of the Research Park and EnterpriseWorks,
We are thrilled to announce that the June 2013 issue of Inc. Magazine declares EnterpriseWorks, the technology business incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, as one of three college-town incubators worth watching!
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announces licensing agreement with CU Aerospace to market unique refrigeration engineering software
Champaign, Ill. (May 22, 2013) – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and CU Aerospace have entered into a licensing agreement through which CU Aerospace will act as a vendor for Thermosys™ software, developed by Dr. Andrew Alleyne.
From April 22 to 25, several OTMers and University faculty participated in the 2013 BIO convention in Chicago. BIO is an international event for biotechnology.
Four OTM staff members were the recipients of the University's DELTA Award for their contribution to the first annual Share the Vision Technology Showase last year. Congratulations to Senior Marketing Coordinator Nicole Nair, Office Manager Donna Wilm, Office Support Specialist Heather Jones and Office Manager Tracy Hunter.
From the University's website:
During a quick, budget-friendly trip in early March, OTM Director, Lesley Millar, and Assistant Directors, Lisa Dhar and Steve Wille, traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet with the Illinois Venture-Investor-Entrepreneur Forum (IVIE) and other local venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
Showcasing the best in research and innovation from Illinois, the trio split up to cover as much ground as possible, literally utilizing all modes of transportation: trains, planes and zip cars. In fact, let’s break it down hour-by-hour.
Did you know?
PMVS2 code, which was developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is used by globally recognized companies such as Weta Digital and Google!
Google uses PMVS2 code for Google Maps functions, while Weta Digital, a world-leading visual effects company responsible for Avatar and the Hobbit, uses it for production purposes. Weta Digital even won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects on James Cameron’s Avatar!