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NSF Grant Awarded to Establish University of Montana I-Corps Site:


The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Montana funding to stimulate STEM research and innovation with commercialization potential. The three-year grant is expected to total ...


MSU's biomarker-detecting technology licensed to FYR Diagnostics:


A Montana State University technology anticipated to improve the accuracy of medical diagnoses has been licensed by FYR Diagnostics, a biotech company in Missoula. The license agreement transfers to ...


U of M (Minnesota) Honored as One the World's Best at Spinning Off Companies from Research:


Before the University of Minnesota established its Office for Technology Commercialization in 2006, there wasn't much emphasis on entrepreneurism or spinning off new companies from the U's vast range ...


How universities could drive more innovative research to market -- and share in the profits:


In the early 1980s, Irving Grousbeck and his colleagues at Stanford Business School launched a revolution in the way that entrepreneurs and investors fund, manage, and grow mature businesses. Their creation ...


High-strength concrete developed at MSU could save state money, time:


"One little square inch of this concrete will carry about 20,000 pounds," said Michael Berry, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. That's about five times stronger than regular concrete, ...


Montana State University hosted fifth annual conference to help move life-saving products to the marketplace:


At a one-of-a-kind conference hosted by Montana State University's Center for Biofilm Engineering last week, top federal officials exchanged ideas with university researchers, industry representatives ...


MSU field tests push oil and natural gas well-sealing technology closer to commercial application:


Aided by a one-of-a-kind mobile laboratory, Montana State University researchers and their industry partners are advancing a new way to fix leaking oil and natural gas wells: with rock-forming bacteria. The ...


MSU-licensed technology wins top industry awards for combatting plant diseases:


A Montana State University-licensed technology is being used in an agricultural product that industry leaders are touting as one of the best on the market. LifeGard, a biological pesticide from Certis ...


Universities underpin economic growth:


Innovations born in the world of academia have contributed more than a trillion dollars to the US economy over the past two decades, according to a new report. Examining the licensing of university ...


Modes to protect university research for tech transfer have shifted dramatically:


"The old model was patent, market and license," Kasper said. "What you are seeing now are innovations that are protected in other ways. Patent applications are still widely used, but software and information ...


University of Montana on track to hit another research record:


The University of Montana is on pace to hit $90 million in research for the 2017 fiscal year, another high mark for the flagship. Vice president for research Scott Whittenburg announced the estimate ...


'10X10 MSU Innovation Road Show: From Tiny Houses To Honey Bees' - 3/23- Montana State University :


Montana State University's Office of Research and Economic Development will host "10X10 MSU Innovation Road Show: From Tiny Houses to Honey Bees" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Ellen Theatre ...


Montana State University Technologies Available For Licensing:


The Technology Transfer Office at MSU has collaborated with faculty, researchers, and universities, and partnered with industry to achieve the following: over 550 technologies managed; over ...


MSU's Director of Special Projects Rebecca Mahurin elected to nonprofit board that supports and advances the transfer of academic technology :


Rebecca Mahurin, director of special projects in Montana State University's Office of Research and Economic Development http://www.montana.edu/research/ , has been elected to the board of the Association ...


Understanding University Intellectual Policy and Commercialization:


The policy recommendation included removing the technology-licensing obstacle, to ease the way for innovation to get to the market place faster. "University-based innovators routinely produce breakthrough ...


S2 Corporation and MSU jointly announce contract to provide wideband sensor capability to U.S. Navy :


S2 Corporation http://www.s2corporation.com/ and partner Montana State University's Spectrum Lab http://www.spectrum.montana.edu/ have received a $4.5 million, three-year subcontract from BAE Systems ...


Apple is learning an expensive lesson about universities and tech transfer:


You may have heard that Apple's on the hook for $862 million in potential penalties after a jury ruled that it infringed on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. By Brian Fung Full ...


University of Montana University of Montana grows portfolio of patents to 100-plus:


In the past five years, the university's portfolio of patents has grown to exceed 100, said Fanguy, director of technology transfer at UM and vice president of research and development. "Obviously, ...


Montana State University research dips slightly to $106.9 million, looking good for next year:


Research spending at Montana State University slowed slightly in the past year to $106.9 million, yet, at the same time, MSU scientists kicked their grant searches into high gear, putting the Bozeman ...


Montana State University's research enterprise finishes another strong year:


Montana State University's research enterprise closed out another strong year with a long list of scientific discoveries, new partnerships and major accomplishments in the fields of biomedicine and health, ...


Montana State University Technologies Available for Licensing in Energy, Biotech, IT, Optics, Medical Devices and Agriculture:


The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) works to commercialize the inventions of MSU faculty, spur entrepreneurship based on MSU technology and provide a gateway for industry looking to utilize MSU resources. ...


MSU researchers have new grain line available for commercial licensing:


Montana State University researchers have produced a new variety of grain sorghum, a warm season crop adapted to arid climates. This technology - Line 13sorg23 - is now available for licensing. Bid submission ...


University of Montana students create app to test bee colony health using sound analysis - another app to reduce noise pollution in operating rooms:


A team of University Montana students has built a mobile phone app that allows beekeepers to record the sound of their colony to determine whether it's healthy or not. It seems that when the "hum" ...
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Montana State University research puts new safflower varieties up for licensing:


Montana State University researchers have produced two new varieties of spineless safflower, an oilseed crop that can also be used as a cover crop, as well as for livestock grazing and wildlife forage. ...


UM Brain Disorder Research Moves Toward Clinical Testing - Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:


University of Montana is one step closer to turning a discovery into a drug. Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. http://www.promentispharma.com/ recently announced it will enter an exclusive agreement ...


Bozeman-based S2 Corporation has provided $5 million to Montana State University research efforts:


The technology capabilities of a small Bozeman company have been compared to Superman's X-ray vision, while at Montana State University it is also the millions of dollars the company has invested ...


Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups:


Universities are stepping up efforts to create "spinouts," or business startups born from some of the cutting-edge research of their students or faculty. Some schools are creating funds that help cover ...


Tech transfer office can help a professor turn intellectual gifts into gold:


Coming up with a technological breakthrough is a feather in a university researcher's cap. But taking that brilliant notion, and forming a profitable business, involves another degree of difficulty. ...


Montana Board of Regents to hear UM spinoff proposal from 'Immersive Learning for Children LLC' focused on early childhood education:


Trent Atkins, Craig Buscher and Daniel Zielaski, all members of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UM, are seeking approval to take their product into the private sector under the banner ...


MSU technology transfer success highlighted in Prospera business awards :


Montana State University's role in spurring economic activity was center stage during the Prospera Business Network's annual Business Excellence Awards earlier this month, with Rebecca Mahurin, director ...

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