URBANA, IL and SAN FRANCISCO, CA - StemPar Sciences, Inc., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) have entered into a license agreement through which StemPar Sciences plans to develop cancer therapeutics based on compounds designed by Professor Paul Hergenrother of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Professor David Boothman, the Robert B. and Virginia Payne Professor in Oncology and Associate Director for Translation Research at UTSW.
The OTM held its first-ever Open House on October 13, 2012, at the Illini Union. With opening remarks from our director, Lesley Millar, and a keynote speech from Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was a success with over 130 faculty and students from around campus attending.
Take a look at our posters from the event, or browse through some photos.
The Office of Technology Management are proud to report on the successes and activities of fiscal year 2012. The Offices' accomplishments are a direct result of the stellar faculty and research at the University of Illinois.
The OTM would like to congratulate some of our colleagues! Five OTMers have been recognized for their hard work and service to the office. We wish them the best of luck as they take on new challenges and continue to succeed in their new roles.
Recently I was privileged to be invited to present on Technology Transfer at the NSF Professional Development In Ceramics Workshop. Organized by Dr. Erica Corral of University of Arizona and by Dr. Lynette Masden of NSF.
As I prepared my presentation and then met with faculty from different universities at the event I realized how lucky we are at the University of Illinois to have an enlightened and supportive administration.
Some thoughts I shared:
The Association of University Technology Managers (www.autm.net) has released some of the data from their most recent annual survey of technology licensing activity.
Reporting on the survey, the Chronicle of HIgher Education highlights the University of Illinois' strong performance. Read the article here.
The August 2012 issue of the Illinois Innovation Index features an examination of technology transfer at Illinois universities, and how this activity spurs innovation and economic development. Read the article here:
University of Illinois President Dr. Robert Easter joined City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today to announce the second year of ThinkChicago, a program established to introduce top students from Midwest universities to cutting-edge companies in Chicago.