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    UW engineers gear up for SmartAmerica Challenge

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos by Conrado Tapado Uw start-up BluHaptics demonstrated their telerobotics technology May 13 at a SmartAmerica Challenge preview at UW. Using technology developed by Dr. Howard Chizeck’s lab in the UW Department of Electrical Engineering, a team of UW scientists and engineers is creating a control system for underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). ROVs can perform a variety of undersea tasksView More

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    Propelling ideas from lab to marketplace: Local reporters tour NVF

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado C4C recently hosted an inter-active tour for journalists at our New Ventures Facility, where they got a first-hand look at the latest technologies moving from lab to market. Watch the KING 5 story, read more in Puget Sound Business Journal, and check out photos from the event below. C4C is helping researchers from across UWView More

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    UW delegation heads to Taiwan for AUTM Asia 2014

    By Clare LaFond UW Center for Commercialization From new discoveries and innovations to forming successful start-up companies, opportunities abound for Asia’s emerging markets. It’s a topic that will be explored in depth this week when a University of Washington delegation travels to Taipei, Taiwan for the annual AUTM Asia conference April 9-11. AUTM Asia is the international version of the Association of University Technology ManagersView More

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    WCTA Clean Technology Showcase

    The Washington Clean Technology Alliance presents the inaugural Clean Technology Showcase, a one day event to network, learn and invest. The Showcase will feature the latest clean tech innovations from Northwest companies and research institutions. Expert speakers and break-out sessions will further highlight over 20 companies focused on sustainability and new technologies. Enjoy table-top presentations, poster sessions and business development opportunities. Full-day registration includes breakfast,View More

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    Innovator Recognition 2013 celebrates entrepreneurial spirit

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos by Conrado Tapado Watch the C4C Innovator Recognition Video. University of Washington President Michael Young joined more than 200 guests from across campus Dec. 10 for C4C’s second annual Innovator Recognition event. The event celebrated UW’s entrepreneurial researchers, faculty, and the many talent philanthropists working with them to propel ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. Sixteen researchersView More

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    Congrats to PolyDrop, Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Environmental Innovation Challenge!

    Twenty student teams from Washington pitched their innovations at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge yesterday afternoon, addressing today’s energy, urban agriculture, recycling, built environment and water-related problems with novel solutions. Now in its fifth year, the EIC focuses on the development of prototypes that solve today’s biggest environmental problems and have market potential. Congratulations to the 2013 winners! $10,000 Grand Prize (sponsored by the UWView More

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    Gearing up for next week’s 2013 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Once a year, students from UW and other Washington and Oregon colleges come together to offer up their creative solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge, hosted by the UW Foster School of Business. Each team of students have been working this past year to define an environmental problem, design and develop a solution, and produce aView More

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    Join us on March 26 for a conversation with 8 leading start-up service providers

    Every successful start-up needs competent service providers—from legal counsel and accounting to insurance and real estate professionals. Join us to learn about the types of services available to fledgling companies. Eight of the region’s top services providers, who specialize in working with start-ups, will come together for a conversation about often overlooked or misunderstood aspects of forming your company. Vice Provost for Commercialization Linden RhoadsView More

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    March 7: A Networking Event for UW Life Sciences Researchers and Regional Entreprenuers

    This C4C event is a unique opportunity for UW researchers to mix and mingle with leading regional entrepreneurs, advisors, and VCs, as well as the commercialization specialists from C4C. Learn everything you want to know about UW commercialization programs and spinning out a company. Who knows, your conversations may spark new ideas, relationships, or a new UW start-up. As always, we’ll have our coveted SWAG,View More

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    JOIN US for Bonnie Ramsey’s March 28 lecture, ”The Role of Therapeutics Development in Academia”

    Presenting the next in our series of Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows lectures: “The Role of Therapeutics Development in Academia – Examining the Cystic Fibrosis Research Community as a Model of Success,” Professor Bonnie Ramsey will share lessons learned from shepherding two Cystic Fibrosis drugs successfully through FDA approval — TOBI and Kalydeco. WHEN: March 28 | 3:00 to 5:00 pm WHERE: Foege Auditorium (S-060), FoegeView More