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.
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!
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.
Current direct real time streaming implementations on the internet are limited by bandwidth consumption. Peer-to-Peer streaming reduces server bandwidth requirements, but it is vulnerable to delay and reliability issues that multiply as the network scales in size. Current Peer-to-Peer streaming implementations do not scale well and are not robust
This scalable Peer-to-Peer protocol uses an elegant network formation and maintenance algorithm that minimizes the issues of peer churn, bum peers, and delay, providing for maximum theoretical scaling.
Advancing Research toward Commercialization through Proof of Concept Initiatives at University of Illinois
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 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.