Vol. 2 No. 1 - March 2017

Dear IETTN newsletter subscriber,

Back from AUTM2017 and ICIT2017 conferences, we are proud to present you this third edition of the IETTN newsletter putting the spotlight on stories related to GaN power electronics, battery health diagnostics, a sucessfull exit in the field of semiconductors and the gender gap existing in patenting. Thanks to our contributors !

As you already know, the goal of IETTN is to promote collaboration between research and industry through educating on the process of technology transfer which includes activities related to intellectual property, licensing, product development, commercialization, financing and many others. We believe the key link to success is the work done by the technology transfer offices (TTOs) and this is why the key message behind IETTN is: talk to your TTO.

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Marc Perron and Dietmar Bruckner, IETTN EiC & co-EiC.

PS: Please find below a few pictures taken at AUTM17 (left) and ICIT17 (center, right).

HELLA, GaN Systems and Kettering University Deliver Industry-Leading Electric Vehicle Charger

HELLA, GaN Systems and Kettering University Deliver Industry-Leading Electric Vehicle Charger

Unprecedented 2.6 kW/l, >97% efficient, ultra-compact, lighter EV charger made with GaN transistors Article reused with permission from GaN Systems, a company that develops a complete range of gallium nitride power switching transistors for consumer, datacenter, industrial and transportation markets. OTTAWA, Ontario, February 8, 2016 – Automotive electronics specialist HELLA, in collaboration with GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium …

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The Mother of Invention? Not Exactly.

The Mother of Invention? Not Exactly.

Taking on the gender gap in academic entrepreneurship By Stephanie Stehman, Biotech VC Scientist at Osage University Partners, a venture capital fund that invests exclusively in startups that are commercializing university research. Reused with permission. The gender gap in academia at the faculty level has been well documented. Male faculty far outnumber women, particularly in the STEM disciplines, though the …

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Dynexus Licenses Technology for Forecasting Battery Health

Dynexus Licenses Technology for Forecasting Battery Health

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory has teamed with Dynexus Technology of Boulder, Colorado, to provide the energy storage industry with first-of-a-kind technology for advanced battery health diagnostics. Under an exclusive licensing agreement, Dynexus will commercialize INL’s embedded wideband impedance technology for analyzing and forecasting the health, aging and safety characteristics of advanced energy storage devices. The 2011 …

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University of Warwick computing technology spin out company sold in £18m deal

University of Warwick computing technology spin out company sold in £18m deal

Reused with permission from University of Warwick. ARM Ltd, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, has just purchased a company developed out of high performance computing research at the University of Warwick in an £18 million pound deal that: Provides funding for even more technology research and entrepreneurial activity at the University of Warwick as the University still owned 4.85% of the company …

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• Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University

• Dalhousie University

• Fuentek, LLC

• Georgia Tech Research Corporation

• Idaho  National Laboratory - NEW!

• Institut National d’Optique (INO)

• Kettering University - NEW!

• Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

• McGill University

• Michigan State University Innovation Center

• National Security Agency

• Ohio University - NEW!


• Univalor

• Université Laval

• University of California, Santa Barbara - NEW!

• University of Michigan - NEW!

Europe Middle-East and Africa (EMEA)

• Aalborg University

• Bangor University

• SATT Aquitaine - NEW!

• SATT Ouest Valorisation

• Università degli studi di Padova

• Warwick Ventures (University of Warwick) - NEW!


• City University of Hong Kong - NEW!

• WaikatoLink

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