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Recapping AUTM 2015: Our Experiences and What We Learned

Another year, another conference completed. This week our office attended the AUTM 2015 technology transfer conference. If you haven’t read our New Orleans blog post, I recommend reading it for some context on the conference. We had a great time from Sunday to Wednesday, but now it is back to the real world. A world

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AUTM Conference New Orleans: Mardi Gras for Tech Transfer

As one major party in New Orleans ends, another one begins. However, instead of catching beads and moon pies, attendees will hope to receive fresh information on all things regarding technology, business, and entrepreneurship. From February 22nd until the 25th, New Orleans will play host to the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual meeting.

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SBIR/STTR Workshop

Need some clarity on whether your business qualifies for a federal grant? Are you a technology business in Alabama, and need extra capital to help your product reach the market? On March 4, The University of Alabama Office for Technology Transfer and Alabama Launchpad will be jointly hosting a workshop on federal SBIR/STTR grants. Topics

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Happy National Inventor Day!

On this day in 1847, the man who would become known as the Wizard of Menlo Park was born. Not sure who we are talking about? I am sure you have heard of him, or at least use one of his 1,000 patents. Still not sure? The man in question is the one and only

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Wearable Tech: The fashionable way to collect data

The next generation of clothes and accessories won’t just be about fashion anymore. The new “it” thing is wearable technology. Wearable technology is a category of devices that are worn as clothing or an accessory to track health and fitness data. Wearable tech can be divided into two categories: fitness activity tracking devices and healthcare

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Whitney Hough Named Assistant Director of UA’s Technology Transfer Office

Dr. Whitney L. Hough, a venture development associate in The University of Alabama’s Office for Technology Transfer, has been named the office’s assistant director. Hough’s promotion resulted from her “relentless efforts” in commercializing intellectual property created at UA, educating industry members about the research capabilities of UA and for coordinating engineering and business student efforts

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Cutting the Cord: The Future of Television

  Times…they are a changing. The days of the traditional cable provider is declining, and consumers are relying on streaming services as their primary source of content, or cord cutting. What is cord cutting you may ask? It is where people ditch their traditional, all-inclusive cable packages and rely on à al carte services like

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Write a Successful SBIR/STTR Grant with help from Phase 0

Do you have small business? Maybe an early stage technology startup that needs help getting off the ground? If so, then good news has come to you. This week the EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad announced a Phase 0 Awards program. The program is meant to help increase the chances of SBIR/STTR applicants writing a successful proposal.

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Technology in 2014: A Year in Review

Hydrogen fuel cells, wirelessly charging cell phones, big data and wearable technology. These are all tech terms you have heard and come to know this year. What you may not know is The University of Alabama is developing technology dealing with each of these terms. We at the Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) want to

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Venture Development Interns Pitch Technologies

On November 21st, the Friday of Homecoming week, most students are preparing for Saturday’s game. However, this was not the case for the Venture Development interns at The University of Alabama’s Office for Technology Transfer (OTT). Instead, these students were pitching new technologies developed at UA to external business leaders and professionals. At the beginning

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