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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
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.
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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!
The Office of Technology Management congratulates this year's Innovation Celebration winners and finalists.
Innovation Celebration is an annual award recognizing the entrepreneurial spirit in our community and on our campus. The Office of Technology Management (OTM) hosts two of the eight awards, specific to nominees from the University of Illinois.
Are you a researcher and/or faculty member of Illinois? Do you wish there was an Amazon for useful lab reagents and materials?
Look no further! Illinois has entered into an agreement with KeraFAST, a life science research products company that has recently launched The Investigator’s Annexe. This program enables participants in the program, namely universities and research institutions, to have a custom tailored web presence allowing the research community to find and purchase their materials through an e-commerce catalog.
Dr. Lisa Dhar, Assistant Director of Life Sciences and Senior Technology Manager, received her CLP credential as awarded by the Licensing Executives Society.
Earning the CLP distinction honors licensing professionals who have met education requirements and have demonstrated their experience in licensing and commercializing intellectual property. The credential is built on internationally applicable standards of practice, knowledge and ethics.
January 8, 2013