On February 8, the USPTO announced another way to speed up getting your patent issued: a prize competition for applicants that have leveraged their patented technology to significantly address public health or quality of life issues faced by an impoverished population. By demonstrating how they have contributed a patented technology to advance scientific research on neglected humanitarian issues, organizations will be awarded with a certificate of faster patenting processing in matters before the USPTO.
See http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2012/12-10.jsp for more details.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, and Gust: the universal platform for early stage financing present “How do Entrepreneurs Raise Angel and Seed Funding? An online certificate course on early stage fundraising.” This online course will allow participants to learn how angels and early-stage investors identify promising startups, what needs to be in the business plan, how to build effective leadership teams, how to do a deal and what terms to avoid, and what to do after a business receives funding. The course is intended for researchers, entrepreneurs, service providers, and tech transfer personnel who are involved in raising funding for startup businesses.
The course will begin on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 3:30 P.M. and will consist of five 90-minute webinars. Tuition for the course is $297. Students and post-docs may provide verification of their status to receive a discounted rate of $75 for the entire course. Registered students who achieve 60% or greater on the final exam will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.
To register or for more details about the course, including information about covered topics and the presenters, click here.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) will be offering its online Research Commercialization Introductory Course starting Monday, February 27, 2012. The course consists of seven 90 minute lectures in webinar format with Q+A sessions. It is aimed at science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions, including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty. The course is particularly recommended for science and engineering graduate students looking for jobs in the next 6 to 18 months. A Certificate of Completion is available for those who register for the course and achieve 60% or higher on the optional final exam.
|NASA Laboratories tour|
MSET hosts breakfast tour of NASA Laboratories
John C. Stennis Space Center
Wednesday, March 7
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) will host a breakfast tour of the NASA Laboratories to familiarize local businesses with the services available from the labs and the mechanism by which these services can be utilized by other companies.
The morning will include breakfast, a brief introduction by Charles Beasley, MSET president and CEO, followed by presentations from Robert Harris of the NASA Stennis Office of Procurement and Al Watkins of A2 Research. The morning will conclude with a tour of the facility.
Contact Belinda Gill at email@example.com or
228-688-3144 for more information.