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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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Congratulations Dr. Yang-Ki Hong!

The Office for Technology Transfer would like to congratulate Dr. Yang-Ki Hong on receiving a patent for entitled “Through the Earth communication systems and methods.” This technology involves a spiral ferrite structured antenna that enhances signal strength in wireless communications by generating a more intense signal through the utilization of the same power supply as the commonly

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We are hiring!

Have you ever wanted to be involved with cutting edge technology? Are you interested in working with startup companies? Would you like to gain experience talking to real industry professionals before you graduate? If so, then The University of Alabama Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is for you. First, what is OTT? The Office for

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Congratulations! Sloan McCrary Heading to Sharecare, Inc.

Congratulations Sloan! After four semesters, OTT’s Graduate Research Assistant, Sloan McCrary, is on his way to Atlanta, GA to work full-time as a Business Analyst for Sharecare, Inc. Sloan graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History in 2012 and continued his education at UA, earning his MBA

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SBIR/STTR Workshop

Do you have a technology-based startup? Are you interested in starting a company in a technology-based field? Then join us on April 29th at 12:00 pm to learn more about SBIR/STTR funding to drive your technology forward. Please see more detailed information regarding the event below.  

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UA Research Innovation Day – April 16th

Do you have an idea for a business? Already have a business and looking to grow? Interested in learning more about marketing, social media, or sales? Then join us on Wednesday April 16th from 9:00 am – 2:15 pm in the Rast Room at the Bryant Conference Center for UA Research Innovation Day with content

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