I attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), held in Philadelphia from September 22-25. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog post, LES is an international association of members with an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property (IP) rights - from technical know-how and patented inventions to software, copyrights and trademarks.
On October 10, 2013, RCI software engineer Tucker Hurton was recognized at the UNH Inventor’s Dinner, organized by the Office of Research Partnerships and Commercialization. He was acknowledged for his work on the data destruction software that has been licensed by Obliterase, a local company that continues to work with RCI.
Congratulations, Tucker, on the outstanding work you do!
The UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) recently traveled to Orlando, Florida for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) to promote our homegrown chemical inventory management system UNHCEMS®.
The ORPC is delighted to welcome our newest class of interns from the UNH School of Law!
Chris Leming and Nate Blase started in the office on June 3, 2013 and will be working with us throughout the summer and the next academic year. Nate and Chris just recently completed their 1L year of law school and bring a terrific variety of experiences to the ORPC.
DURHAM, N.H. – Research from the University of New Hampshire’s chemistry department has resulted in an exclusive license agreement for an anti-fatigue hydrogel between the university and Wakup, Inc., UNH’s sixth startup company.
I review many of the published research or research-focused press releases and news articles coming from UNH. As a publicly funded state institution, I recognize that publishing research and disseminating information is not only the faculty’s highest concerns, but also UNH’s top priority. However, commercializing UNH’s innovations is an integral part of the University’s long-term mission.
The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2013 Phase I (Release 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000801) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.
DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:
· Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
During this week of giving thanks, I must acknowledge my gratitude for working in an organization that I would deem as highly functioning. I joined UNH’s Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) during a time when the office was in flux and in the process of hiring a new director. Since then, the group has blossomed like an apple tree, now with many branches bearing ripe and exquisite fruit.