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PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Request for Proposal:
PITA FY 2013 for PA Research and Education Projects

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2012

Downloads and Links:
Technical Proposal Form
(MS Word)
PITA Mission Statement (PDF)

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) is a collaboration among the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) at Lehigh University, and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) at Carnegie Mellon University. The mission of the PITA Program is to assist the Commonwealth of PA and its companies in increasing operating efficiency and enhancing economic development by:

  1. Conducting technology development projects with PA companies;
  2. Developing technology leading to new PA companies;
  3. Conducting educational outreach programs for the benefit of PA companies and students;
  4. Seeding research and technology development projects that attract funding from other sources;
  5. Creating an environment linking PA companies, agencies and students to increase the creation and retention of high paying jobs in the Commonwealth; and
  6. Enabling PA universities to remain at the forefront of engineering research and education.

Following a one year period of without program funding, we are pleased to announce that Lehigh University, through the ATLSS Engineering Research Center, has again received PITA funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for FY13. The RFP for the program is now open and we invite the submittal of proposals that satisfy the PITA mission above by October 1, 2012.

The technical focus areas for PITA proposals include the following areas:

  1. Innovative Infrastructure Systems (IIS)
  2. Information and Systems Technology (IST)
  3. Product and Process Design and Optimization (PPDO)
  4. Biomedical and Health Engineering (BHE)
  5. Environmental and Energy Technology (EET)
  6. Nanotechnology (NANO)
  7. Courses and Outreach Programs (COP)

The PITA emphasis for FY13 continues to focus on the active participation of PA companies, with projects benefiting either established PA-based companies or start-ups with new technologies. Examples of active participation include cash cost matching and in-kind use of company facilities, equipment, materials, and/or personnel to conduct experiments, demonstrations, or other research tasks directly related to the project.

The typical award period will run from January 1st, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Typical project awards for PITA funds are expected in the range of $20,000 to $40,000. A list of previously funded PITA projects can be found at http://www.pitapa.org/.

In order to be considered for funding, a proposal must be submitted using the technical proposal and cost proposal templates (see above), and if including a Pennsylvania industry project partner, should include a support letter from that organization.

In the meantime, questions regarding the proposal content should be addressed to Chad Kusko, PITA Associate Director at Lehigh University, at chk205@lehigh.edu or at 8-5299.

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Chad Kusko, Ph.D.
Administrative Director, ATLSS Engineering Research Center
Associate Director, PITA
Associate Director, RAMP
Lehigh University
117 ATLSS Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-758-5299
Fax: 610-758-5902
chk205@lehigh.edu


Request for Proposal:
RAMP Program

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2012

Downloads and Links:
RAMP Cover Letter (MS Word)
RAMP Mission Statement (MS Word)
RAMP Technical Proposal Template (MS Word)
RAMP Budget Template (MS Excel)
RAMP website

Lehigh and Carnegie Mellon University have recently announced a new collaboration in university-industry economic development supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The new Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania (RAMP) program will provide incentive grants of approximately $25,000 to $75,000 to researchers at Pennsylvania universities engaged in specific, short-term (1 to 1.5 year) innovation projects in partnership with Pennsylvania manufacturing companies.

Administered jointly by Lehigh’s Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center and CMU’s Institute for Complex Engineering Systems, RAMP’s goal is to support rapid development and transfer of innovative technologies that will in turn promote the success of Pennsylvania-based manufacturing in the global marketplace.

Via the RAMP program, DCED, Lehigh, and CMU are working together to drive innovation in PA’s manufacturing job sector while linking companies with motivated and technically-sophisticated students as well as advanced university-based equipment and skill sets. The RAMP program is designed to leverage Lehigh’s and CMU’s research and innovation capabilities with the technology-rich manufacturing sector of PA industry. Grant funds will be used primarily to support graduate students under the supervision of faculty researchers committed to working with manufacturing firms. Participating companies will be required to provide complementary leverage funding, targeted at $1.50 for every $1 of RAMP funding, for labor and other project expenses. These industry-university partnership projects would also provide incentive for researchers to seek federal grants in areas that augment efforts initiated by RAMP funds, thereby amplifying the upstream investment in Pennsylvania manufacturing.

The RAMP program will primarily target projects with firms that operate manufacturing facilities within the Commonwealth; however, Pennsylvania companies with manufacturing operations elsewhere can also be considered.Additional information on the program can be found at the RAMP website.

Completed proposals, using the templates given above, are to be submitted electronically to Betty MacAdam at es00@lehigh.edu by September 10, 2012. In the meantime, please contact Chad Kusko (see below) with any questions.

We look forward to working with you on this important Commonwealth initiative.

~~

Richard Sause
Director, ATLSS Engineering Research Center
Director, RAMP Program
Lehigh University

 

Chad Kusko, Ph.D.
Administrative Director, ATLSS Engineering Research Center
Associate Director, PITA
Associate Director, RAMP
Lehigh University
117 ATLSS Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-758-5299
Fax: 610-758-5902
chk205@lehigh.edu

 


Nano for Business 2012:
Building Toward a Sustainable Future

Date: May 23, 2012
Time: 7:30AM-6:30PM
Location: Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus
              Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall
              111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sponsored by: The Lehigh Nanotech Network and A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute

Cost: $40 by check, if mailed by May 9th, $55 at door (Includes Lunch and Networking Receptions).

The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents its fourth Nano for Business conference!

  • Explore nanotechnology market trends, current commercial applications as well as funding mechanisms.
  • Review university resources for education, workforce development, and partnership opportunities.
  • Provide a forum for business leaders to learn how nanotechnology can positively impact technology development and commercialization.

See agenda and press release for details and sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu if you wish to be a sponsor or participate in panel discussions or presentations.

To register, click here.

Note: Lehigh facility tours are included.


 

Review June 14, 2012, LNN Executive Board meeting minutes

PA Nanotechnology 2012:
Nanotech's Role in Advancing PA's Economy

Date: June 5, 2012
Time: 7:30AM-6:30PM
Location: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
                326 Market Street
                Harrisburg, PA 17101

Cost: $50 if registered by May 22nd. Late registration (or at the door) is $70 by cash or check.
Sponsored by:
PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
Carnegie Mellon University
Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI)
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Lehigh University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN)
Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI)
Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU)
University of Pennsylvania Nano-Bio Interface Center (NBIC)

What to Expect:

  • Overview of recent project activities and resources in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Pennsylvania universities and businesses
  • Network with industry and university representatives
  • Tech Transfer and Commercialization outlook
  • Information on funding opportunities
  • Introduction to Educational and Workforce Development Programs

See agenda and press release. Please contact Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu if you have any questions or wish to be a sponsor of this event.

To register, click here.

 

Lehigh Microscopy School

Date: June 3-8, 2012
Location: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh Microscopy School is widely recognized as the largest and best microscopy school in the world. Over 5,500 engineers, scientists, and technicians have taken the courses, coming from 50 states and 35 countries. Fifteen of its lecturers have served as president of one of the major microscopy, microanalysis, or materials societies. Lecturers have more than 850 years of combined experience in microscopy and microanalysis at the world’s leading research institutions and universities.

Courses:

Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis, June 4-8, 2012
Introduction to SEM and EDS for the New Operator, June 3, 2012
Quanititative X-ray Microanalysis: Problem Solving Using EDS and WDS Techniques, June 4-8, 2012
Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Instrumentation and Applications, June 4-7, 2012


Nano for Business 2012:
Building Toward a Sustainable Future

Date: May 23, 2012
Time: 7:30AM-6:30PM
Location: Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus
              Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall
              111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sponsored by: The Lehigh Nanotech Network and A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute

Cost: $40 by check, if mailed by May 9th, $55 at door (Includes Lunch and Networking Receptions).

The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents its fourth Nano for Business conference!

  • Explore nanotechnology market trends, current commercial applications as well as funding mechanisms.
  • Review university resources for education, workforce development, and partnership opportunities.
  • Provide a forum for business leaders to learn how nanotechnology can positively impact technology development and commercialization.

See agenda and press release for details and sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu if you wish to be a sponsor or participate in panel discussions or presentations.

To register, click here.

Note: Lehigh facility tours are included.

Seminar: Engineering of Nanomaterials and Biomaterials Based on Macromolecular Assembly--May 3, 2012 at 4PM

Learn about Nano for Business 2012: Building Toward a Sustainable Future.

 

Find out about LNN/CAMN's upcoming spring events: Nano for Business 2012 Conference, PA Nanotechnology 2012

View the latest LNN newsletter

Angel Venture Fair

Date: May 1, 2012
Location: Union League, Philadelphia, PA
             
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Office of Technology and Innovation is encouraging its "partners" to consider participation in the Angel Venture Fair being held on Tuesday, May 5, 2012 at the Union League in Philadelphia, PA. This is one of the premier events of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic Region and is supported by a wide array of public and private interests. If you are looking for capital to start and/or build a company, or are looking for investment opportunities, the Angel Venture Fair is a "don't miss" event. For further information contact marc@kramercommunications.com or call (484) 288-0594.

Deadline is March 4, 2012. For more information, see http://angelventurefair.com/.


Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) Open House


Date: March 5, 2012
Time: 9AM-5PM
Location: 3rd Floor Whitaker Lab, Room 303
                Lehigh University, 5 E Packer Ave
                Bethlehem, PA 18015
Cost: Free (lunch included)
Sponsored by: Center for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Lehigh University, and LNN

Focus on Collaboration:

  • Network with LNN Members and Society for Plastics Engineers (SPE) Members
  • Meet key University Representatives
  • Lab tours
  • Learn what is new in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

To register, click here. See agenda for event. For more information, email jdsj@lehigh.edu.

Note: Following this event, you are encouraged to attend an LU-SPE event - the Polymer Nanocomposites 2012 Conference. Registration for Polymer Nanocomposite Conference is separate from the CAMN Open House. Registration details can be found at http://www.4spe.org/ or http://tinyurl.com/Polymer-Nanocomposites-2012.


LNN Sustaining Member and ILP Opportunity for Intern Sponsorship due 3/22/12

The Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) of Lehigh University receives support from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through the Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority for the PA Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (PA MRSEC). One goal of this funding is to promote research in advanced materials and nanotechnology that will benefit Pennsylvania industries. As a result, the CAMN is soliciting proposals from Lehigh Nanotech Network (LNN) Sustaining Member companies or full members of the CAMN Industry Liaison Program (ILP) to provide support for Lehigh undergraduate engineering and science interns. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant address and the location of internship must be in Pennsylvania.
  • Membership in CAMN ILP and/or LNN must be active and in good standing at the time of application and through the planned internship period.
  • The research or project area must involve advanced materials or nanotechnology, including but not limited to, photonics, microelectronics, characterization, biotechnology.
  • Participation by and relevance to PA industry must be supported in the application.

Awards will cover 50% of documented student wages, and are limited to $3,000 per student. *The company is required to cover the remaining 50%. If less than four internships are awarded, the amount of support per intern may be increased.

For 2012, four internships will be supported. Students and companies will be selected by Lehigh CAMN. Smaller companies and those that have not received prior intern support will be favored in the selection process. In the event there are not enough company applicants, CAMN will make awards available to PA Affiliate Members of the LNN. Once students are identified, companies will have the option to interview and approve the student. Interns and companies will be required to sign a Lehigh University/Employer/Student Understanding, and after completion of the internship must provide a short experience summary. Proposals must include both attached applications, and be submitted to Joan Stanescu, LNN Secretary, Lehigh University, CAMN, 470 Whitaker Laboratory, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3194, preferably by e-mail to jdsj@lehigh.edu, (610-758-3851). 

*Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2012. 
*Awards and student names will be announced by April 8, 2012. Interview and final acceptance period is April 11-April 22, 2012.

See more information and forms

Watch video of Target Nanotech Talent, Nov. 30, 2011

Target Nanotech Talent 11/30/11


Nov. 30, 2011
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Lehigh University
Whitaker Laboratory, Room 451
Bethlehem, PA

Graduate students describe their accomplishments in the advancement of nanotechnology and materials science. The event offers an overview of recent projects in nanotechnology and advanced materials at MatPAC universities and opportunities to interact with graduate students, network with industry and university representatives, and get a head start on recruiting key students for your business.

Sponsored by: Lehigh University, Lehigh Nanotech Network, and MatPAC universities




2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications 7/27/11-7/29/11


July 27-29, 2011
Ottawa, Canada
Hosted by the International-ASET and University of Ottawa

ICNFA2011 will bring together the Canadian and International community working in the field of nanotechnology to discuss new advances in this field. This is an ideal platform to share knowledge and expertise taking advantage from the synergy developed during the first conference.

ICNFA2011 will cover a wide range of nanotechnology related topics, such as:

- Modeling and Simulation
- Nanotechnology and Energy
- Nanotechnology and Environment
- Nanotechnology, Products, and Markets
- Nanomedical Applications: Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
- Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application
- Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology: Ethics, Risk Assessment, Standardization
- Nanotechnology and Education
- Nanocatalysis
- Nanoelectronics
- Nanotechnology and Agriculture
- Nanotechnology and Polymer
- Nanobiotechnologies
- Nanobiomechanics
- Nanotechnology and Coating

Extended abstracts or full manuscripts are accepted for submission prior to March 1, 2011, using the guidelines given on the conference website. The papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Those who require early acceptance of their work because of the time requirement to obtain a visa should submit a paper or extended abstract as soon as possible.

In addition, numerous experts and leading researchers in the field of nanotechnology will deliver keynote lectures.

For more information, see http://ICNFA2011.International-Aset.com.

MatPAC Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Graduate Student Talent Series 6/30/11

June 30, 2011
12-2:30 p.m.
4th Floor, Whitaker Lab, Room 451
Lehigh University
5 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Cost: Free (lunch included)

Graduate students will describe their accomplishments in the Advancement of Nanotechnology and Materials Sciences.

What are the advantages of this series?

  • Overview of recent projects in Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials at regional universities
  • Opportunity to interact with graduate students
  • Network with industry and university representatives
  • Get a head start on recruiting key students for your business!

This is a great networking event!

For more information or assistance with registration, e-mail Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu.

Sponsored by: Lehigh University, Lehigh Nanotech Network, and MatPAC universities

Executive Board Meeting 6/9/11

Executive Board Meeting Minutes

 

Advances in Terahertz Spectrometry and Other Spectroscopy Symposium 5/21/11-5/23/11

Call for Abstracts
42nd Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), May 2123, 2011

A new addition to the MARM is a symposium on Advances in Terahertz Spectrometry and Other Spectroscopy and their applications in analytical techniques, pharmaceuticals, biomedical, conservation science, forensic science, security technology, geology, and other applications.

This symposium presents a valuable opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, including discussions of development of current and break through terahertz techniques and their applications. Contributions addressing subjects pertaining, but are not limited to, the above mentioned areas are solicited. Papers including any spectroscopic techniques in solving important problems are also welcome.

The 42nd Middle Atlantic Regional meeting (MARM 2011) will be hosted by the American Chemical Society District of Columbia Section at the University of Maryland College Park campus. MARM 2011 is co-sponsored by several ACS regional sections including the Southeastern Pennsylvania section of the American Chemical Society (SEPSACS). 

See details: http://www.marmacs.org/2011/index.html

Early submissions are welcome and encouraged. 

Contact:
Dr. Philip DeShong, General Chair of MARM 2011: deshong@umd.edu
Organizer of terahertz symposium, Dr. Anis Rahman: a.rahman@arphotonics.net


PA Nanotechnology Conference "Nanotechnology for Industry" 5/31/11

May 31, 2011
9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Drexel University
Bossone Research Enterprise Center

The field of nanotechnology continues to be one of the leading forces behind our nation’s ability to innovate and remain competitive in an increasingly global economy. Academia and industry must work together to develop, commercialize, and produce advancements that are enabled by nanotechnology. Drexel University, in collaboration with the Lehigh Nanotech Network (LNN) of Lehigh University, the Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), and Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) will bring together regional leaders to discuss the various capabilities, resources, partnerships, and entrepreneurial ideas among leading research institutions and businesses involved in nanotechnology. Poster exhibits and tours of Drexel University’s Centralized Research Facility (http://crf.coe.drexel.edu/) will also be offered.

Key topics include:

  • Upcoming industry trends in nanotechnology
  • How universities, industry partners, and government agencies work together - opportunities for research resources, funding, collaboration, and education
  • Navigating Technology Transfer
  • University Startups
  • New nanotechnology capabilities available in Southeastern Pennsylvania

This event is open to all involved in business and technology management, research, education, technology commercialization, and economic development. Register at https://mkt.irttest.dcollege.net/drexel_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=12&CATID=35 or by contacting Jill Buckley, Business Coordinator, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, jmb368@drexel.edu or 215-895-6601.

The Bossone Research Enterprise Center is on Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets in Philadelphia. Directions and hotel information can be found at http://www.drexel.edu/em/directions/map_uc.html.


MatPAC Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Graduate Student Talent Series 4/28/11

April 28, May 26, June 30, 2011
12-2 p.m. each day
4th Floor, Whitaker Lab, Room 451
Lehigh University
5 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Cost: Free (lunch included)

Graduate students will describe their accomplishments in the Advancement of Nanotechnology and Materials Sciences.

What are the advantages of this series?

  • Overview of recent projects in Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials at regional universities
  • Opportunity to interact with graduate students
  • Network with industry and university representatives
  • Get a head start on recruiting key students for your business!

This is a great networking event!

Register at http:/www.lehigh.edu/lnn or e-mail Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu.

Sponsored by: Lehigh University, Lehigh Nanotech Network, and MatPAC universities


GRKIZ Nanotechnology Conference 3/30/11

March 30, 2011
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Penn State Berks, Perkins Multi-Purpose Room
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610-6009

$25/person

8 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - Nano 101, Current and Future Trends: Dr. Maria Garcia-Parajo, Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catelonia.
9:15 a.m. - Local Nanotech Companies: Illuminex Corporation - Joe Habib PhD, CEO; Minus Nine Technologies - Hans Frederick, CEO and Jon Goodspeed, CFO
10 a.m. - Nanotechnology Resource Panel: Paul Esqueda, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Penn State Berks; Kathy McCann Evans, Nano Science Program Coordinator, Reading Area Community College; Gene Lucadamo, Industry Liaison, Lehigh University, Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Whitaker Laboratory; Bob Ehrmann, PA Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership (NMT) and Penn State Center for Nanotech Education and Utilization (CNEU); Connie Faylor, Regional Manager Greater Reading/Berks, Ben Franklin Technology PArtners; Jim Marler, Director of Business Processes & Technology Services, Manufacturers Resource Center
10:45 a.m. - Open Networking
11:30 a.m. - GRKIZ & Innovation Transfer Network (ITN) Luncheon for faculty, students and business professionals - Joe Habib, CEO of Illuminex, will discuss his innovative company and how collaboration with faculty and students has accelerated growth.

For more information / To register (members / nonmembers) / Agenda


AIAA Greater Philadelphia Regional Aerospace Engineering and Technology Symposium 3/25/11

March 25, 2011
Patriot Center, Lockheed Martin, Newtown, PA


The Greater Philadelphia Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics invite our region's technologists, scientists, managers, engineers, students, and educators to the Regional Technology Symposium on March 25, 2011 in Newtown, PA.

The symposium brings together the present and future regional leaders in aerospace related sciences and engineering for purposes of enabling collaboration and partnerships with our region. The one day event features a technical program consisting of oral technical sessions and poster sessions, a moderator led panel discussion, and a regional industrial exhibit area. Participation from Middle and High School students and educators is strongly encouraged and will be presented in poster format.

- For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/aiaaphilly/
- Call for papers: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhaWFhcGhpbGx5fGd4OjI2MGFlZGI4NzI0MGYxYzg
-Registration: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhaWFhcGhpbGx5fGd4OjdlYjlmZTg0Yzg5ZDU1MmY

Lehigh Surface Analysis Symposium 3/23/11

March 23, 2011
1-5 p.m.
Lehigh University, Whitaker Auditorium, Whitaker Lab (Building 5)
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Lehigh University is now home to two unique surface analysis instruments that are the only such advanced surface characterization instruments in North America: ION-TOF Qtac 100 High Sensitivity-Low Energy Ion Scattering (HS-LEIS) and Scienta ESCA-300 High Resolution-X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HS-XPS) capable of 02.-0.3 nm and 1-3 nm depth analysis, respectively. The symposium will highlight and discuss their advanced capabilities with lectures from Dr. Hidde Brongersma (inventor of the Qtac HS-LEIS), Professors Israel Wachs and Himanshu Jain, Dr. Miller, posters to demonstrate applications as well as a laboratory tour.

For more details / To register / Flier

 

BioEnergy Summit: Innovative Technologies for an Energized Future! 3/15/11

March 15, 2011
Harrisburg University
Sponsored by: Lehigh Nanotech Network, Lehigh University, and Harrisburg University

Cost: $35

The commercialization of technologies and processes used to produce bioenergy from a variety of biomass resources highlights this half-day program. The BioEnergy Summit will also explore innovative nanotechnologies for bioenergy production and technologies for producing energy from wastewater. 

Keynote speaker Dr. William Goldner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will give an overview of the strategic thinking and programs USDA NIFA and other USDA agencies are using to address the sustainable production of biofuels, biopower, and biobased products. Programs include: Regional systems-oriented programs that integrate research, education, and extension/outreach/ technology transfer; pre-commercialization R&D for small businesses; and grant and loan guarantee programs for demonstration and commercialization. Dr. Goldner will provide examples of how businesses may use these programs to take part in this important renewable energy sector. He will also discuss the need to include emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and waste water management in developing bioenergy and the need for a thoughtful integrated approach to grow bioenergy, water quality and availability management systems, and perhaps other emerging energy resources (e.g. natural gas) in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region without disrupting existing agricultural systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Roundtable discussions will examine the business opportunities that can be cultivated, why sustainable energy solutions are as good for business as they are for the environment, and the importance of obtaining financial support to the commercialization process. Scientists, government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors will discuss promising research, successful ventures, overcoming commercialization challenges, and market-driven opportunities.  

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    Program Agenda

    9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.          Registration and Networking
    9:30 a.m.-9:35 a.m.          Welcome Remarks
    9:35 a.m.-10:30 a.m.        Keynote Presentation: Dr. William Goldner, National Program Leader, USDA, NIFA, Division of Sustainable Bioenergy
    10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.      Moderated Panel Discussion led by Thomas Armstrong, PIEE
    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.        Luncheon Roundtables: Breakout discussions organized by   industry/research themes
    1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.          Research and Industry Showcase: Special announcements from featured guests and audience members
    1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.          Reports from Breakout Discussions
    2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.          Concluding Remarks 

Register online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/academics/professional/prof-dev-registration.php   For additional information, e-mail BioEnergy@HarrisburgU.edu, call Dr. Leena Pattarkine at (717) 901-5168, or see http://www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/undergrad/biotechnology/bioenergysummit.php

For more information about Lehigh Nanotech Network, contact Gene Lucadamo at eal7@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-4855, or Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-3851.

LNN Sustaining Member Opportunity for Intern Sponsorship due 3/15/11

The Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) of Lehigh University receives support from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through the Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority for the PA Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (PA MRSEC). One goal of this funding is to promote research in advanced materials and nanotechnology that will benefit Pennsylvania industries. As a result, the CAMN is soliciting proposals from Lehigh Nanotech Network (LNN) Sustaining Member companies or full members of the CAMN Industry Liaison Program (ILP) to provide support for Lehigh undergraduate engineering and science interns. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant address and the location of internship must be in Pennsylvania.
  • Membership in CAMN ILP and/or LNN must be active and in good standing at the time of application and through the planned internship period.
  • The research or project area must involve advanced materials or nanotechnology, including but not limited to, photonics, microelectronics, characterization, biotechnology.
  • Participation by and relevance to PA industry must be supported in the application.

Awards will cover 50% of documented student wages, and are limited to $3,000 per student. *The company is required to cover the remaining 50%. If less than four internships are awarded, the amount of support per intern may be increased.

For 2011, four internships will be supported. Students and companies will be selected by Lehigh CAMN. Smaller companies and those that have not received prior intern support will be favored in the selection process. In the event there are not enough company applicants, CAMN will make awards available to PA Affiliate Members of the LNN. Once students are identified, companies will have the option to interview and approve the student. Interns and companies will be required to sign a Lehigh University/Employer/Student Understanding, and after completion of the internship must provide a short experience summary. Proposals must include both attached applications, and be submitted to Joan Stanescu, LNN Secretary, Lehigh University, CAMN, 470 Whitaker Laboratory, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3194, preferably by e-mail to jdsj@lehigh.edu, (610-758-3851).

*Applications will be accepted until March 14, 2011.
*Awards and student names will be announced by April 8, 2011. Interview and final acceptance period is April 11-April 22, 2011.

See more information and forms


SPE Polymer Nanocomposites Conference 3/7/11-3/9/11

March 7-9, 2011
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA

Date:  3/7/11 - 9:00am - Wed, 03/09/2011 - 5:00pm

Groups:

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Hosted by the Society of Plastics Engineers. For more information

Research Funding Government Programs Series 2/16/11

Presented by:
University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)

Sponsored by:
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Click here to register

SERIES DESCRIPTION:
As federal and state investments in research and development grow, researchers have sought to increase the funding they receive from these sources. In order to bolster the awareness of these programs, the National Academies; UIDP and NCET2 will hold a series of regularly scheduled webinars that highlight specific agencies and their programs that support research and development funding to researchers, faculty, students, universities and industry.

THIS MONTH:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Presenter:
Lorel Wisniewski, PhD Acting Director, Technology Innovation Program (TIP) National Institute of Standards and Technology

During this webinar, Dr. Wisniewski will discuss NIST's Technology Innovation Program (TIP), their current project portfolio and the potential for future funding opportunities at TIP. The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need. TIP has the agility and flexibility to make targeted investments in transformational R&D that will ensure our nation's future through sustained technological leadership. NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory. Over the years, the scientists and technical staff at NIST have made solid contributions to image processing, DNA diagnostic "chips," smoke detectors, and automated error-correcting software for machine tools. Just a few of the other areas in which NIST has had major impact include atomic clocks, X-ray standards for mammography, scanning tunneling microscopy, pollution-control technology, and high-speed dental drills.

COST:
Free, but registration required by clicking on the link above.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?:
This series is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers. Once registered to the webinar series you will receive a separate email with the webinar url 24 hours before the start of the webinar.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?:

These webinars are open to anyone interested in how universities and industry can seek funding for their collective efforts. This can include university chief research officers, directors of economic development, corporate business development directors and academic liaisons, university professors and corporate researchers.

For more information, click here.

CAMN Open House: New Faculty Introductions 2/14/11

Date: February 14, 2011
Time: 12:10 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
Location: 3rd Floor Whitaker Lab, Room 303 (Auditorium), Lehigh University
Address: 5 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA

- See agenda

 

Request for Proposals: Commercializing Advanced Material Research 1/28/11


Idea submissions accepted through Dec. 15, 2010
Proposals due Jan. 28, 2011

The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center is making $980,000 in grant funds available. The Center invites Pennsylvania university researchers and companies to submit proposals for funding early-stage commercialization of nanomaterial technology. Grant funds support development of advanced nanomaterials research and development that has applications for new nano-based products and processes in the commercial and defense sectors. There are two categories of funding: $30,000 grants for fast-track pre-commercialization and $200,000 for full commercialization projects.

The Center has developed a unique partnership model that encourages proposing teams to consist of a combination of universities, small and/or large companies. This collaborative approach accelerates development of an innovative technology supported by a business development team with experience in the market, customer base, and manufacturing - components necessary for commercial success. To learn more, visit www.pananocenter.org .

Webinars:

The Center is hosting an informational webinar series to provide an overview of proposal criteria, requirements, and review process for each category of funding. Upcoming dates are: Dec. 6, 7, and 14 and Jan. 11, 12, and 13. To sign up, contact tstraw@pananocenter.org .

The Center invites idea submissions through Dec. 15, 2010. Provide a brief, non-confidential technical and commercial overview of the proposed technology. In response, the Center will provide feedback on how well the project idea fits the Center's mission for funding and proposal criteria. The idea submission template is available on the website .

The deadline for proposal submission is Jan. 28, 2011. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Center's Technology Advisory Committee, an independent group of nanotechnology and business development experts representing industry, academia, and federal agencies. Recommendations are made to the Center's Board with award announcements planned for mid-April 2011.

For more information, visit the Center's website at www.pananocenter.org  or contact Program Manager Leoné Hermans-Blackburn at leonehb@pananocenter.org or (412) 918.4239.

For LNN members interested in submitting, contact LNN Industry Liaison Gene Lucadamo at eal7@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-4855 to receive updates of further information.

LNN Executive Board Meeting 1/13/11


- See meeting minutes

Hysitron webinar: Nanomechanical Characterization in Materials for Energy: Part II of III: Electrochemistry and Applied Research in PV Wafer Breakage 12/9/10


Date: Dec. 9, 2010
Time: 11 a.m. EST

The world continues to increase its demand for innovation in energy research, which is supported by increased government spending on energy and a rising number of worldwide researchers focusing efforts in this area. Many energy-related research initiatives inherently require small-scale material analysis due to the micro- and nano-scale feature sizes in new and improved materials for energy innovation. This three-part webinar series covers a variety of current research projects focused on energy studies encompassing nanomechanical testing techniques.

Webinar Highlights include:

Speakers:
- Dr. Afrooz Barnoush, Research Fellow at Saarland University, Germany
- Dr. Khaled Youssef, Research Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University

Live Q & A session following the webinar presentation.

Details on nanomechanical testing techniques, highlighted by application examples.

Benefits of participating in this webinar:
Exposure to innovative nanomechanical testing techniques in Energy Materials Engineering.
Enhanced knowledge of the background and future of nanoindentation based techniques.
Access to Hysitron's Science Direct Microsite, http://sciencedirect.verticalsearchworks.com/EN/Microsites/1/Hysitron/home, which allows attendees to download free copies of papers highlighted in this webinar, along with other related Science Direct research papers.

For registration and detailed information regarding the webinar, visit http://mediazone.brighttalk.com/event/ReedElsevier/a546203962-4338-intro.

 

National Nanotechnology Initiative at Ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit and Showcase 12/8/10-12/10/10


In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the National Nanotechnology Initiative at Ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit will be held Dec. 8-10, 2010, at the Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Keynote speakers include:

  • John Holdren, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, director
    Science & Technology advisor to President Barack Obama
  • John Marburger, previous White House Office of Science & Technology Policy director & technology advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Neal F. Lane, previous White House Office of Science & Technology Policy director & technology advisor to President Bill Clinton
  • Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health (NIH), director
  • Patrick D. Gallagher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), director
  • Zachary J. Lemnios, Department of Defense, Defense Research & Engineering, director

Submit your technology for the showcase, a forum to display the most successful and promising technologies seeded and supported by National Nanotechnology Initiative-partnering government funding agencies, by Sept. 17, 2010, here.

2010 Discovery to Commercialization Conference 10/12/10


Oct. 12, 2010
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

Keynote speakers, panels, and research posters highlighting breakthroughs and opportunities in nanotechnology and energy technologies.

Also including Lab-to-Market:
A free venue for venture capital and business development professionals to learn about breakthroughs and licensing opportunities at Nanotechnology Institute (NTI) and Energy Commercialization Institute (ECI)-affiliated universities.

Speakers include:

  • Steven Freilich, Ph.D., director, Materials Science and Engineering Division, DuPont
  • Robert Sienkiewicz, Ph.D., director, office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Lloyd Whitman, Ph.D., deputy director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
  • Andrew Kurtz, Ph.D., program director, SBIR Center, NCI


Presented by: Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania


Nanotechnology Applications in Today's World 9/24/10


Nanotechnology has often been thought of as playing a key role in the next industrial revolution. Nanotechnology is not an industry; it is an enabling technology that is impacting a growing number of industry sectors, which now include electronics, biotechnology, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, textiles, building and construction materials, agriculture and food production, printing and publishing, plastics, metals, information technology, and many others. Yet, many people still have no idea what nanotechnology is. It is critically important that today's students (tomorrow's technicians, engineers, office workers, citizens) and instructors have a better understanding of nanotechnology and of its far-reaching implications - or risk the loss of the competitive opportunities available.

Webinar is free, 90 minutes in duration, and begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Nano-Energy Workshop 2010: Nanotechnology for Energy Applications 9/13/10-9/14/10

Followed by LNN Energy Focus Group Meeting

High-level world experts from academia and industry will review hot topics in Energy and Sustainability in this workshop sponsored by Lehigh University. The workshop brings together preeminent experts and researchers exploring nanoscale solutions in the fields of energy generation, distribution, consumption, and associated environmental impact.

Date: September 13-14, 2010
Location: Iacocca Hall, Lehigh University
Cost: $200

For schedule, information, and to register, see www.lehigh.edu/nanoenergy

Also, you are invited ...

LNN Post-Workshop Networking Event and Meeting

Wine & Beer Bar, followed by Energy Focus Group Introductions

After the workshop concludes on September 14 at 5 p.m., all attendees are invited to stay for a free reception featuring hors d'oeuvre and a wine/beer bar, and to learn about the Lehigh Nanotech Network (LNN) Energy Focus Group. This Focus Group within the LNN seeks to broaden access to regional nanotechnology expertise/facilities and to present opportunities to advance partnerships within the energy arena.

Note: The LNN networking event after the Nano-Energy workshop is run separately and must be registered for separately from the workshop.


Webinar: Leveraging Government Money to Drive Innovation in the Materials Industry 8/24/10

Susan Ward, a performance-oriented executive with over 20 years of experience in business and technology development and president of ITECS Innovative Consulting, gives insight into the history of government support for materials development, where the R&D funds are today and in the future, as well as the process of opening new sales channels via government procurement.

With an uncertain economy, creativity is necessary to uncover new, stable R&D growth opportunities. One possibility may be to explore opportunities with the federal government. In 2009, the U.S. government increased the research and development by 16% resulting in a $171B budget. More than 60% of this funding is through contracts with business, universities, and non-profits. Whether the initiatives are with medical devices, drug delivery, alternative energy, smart infrastructure applications, improved transportation solutions, or defense applications, materials development is the backbone for maintaining the U.S. technical leadership position. By leveraging some of this funding, a company can help mitigate risk in developing new technology products and markets.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010
Time: 2-3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/952761641

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

 

Nanotechnology Today 2010: Nanotechnology Webinar Series 7/20/10-11/16/10

Keller and Heckman & NanoReg announce Nanotechnology Today 2010, a series of four new webinars designed to address important regulatory issues and the challenges associated with the safe development of nano-enhanced products. Nanotechnology Today 2010 will focus on State regulation of nanotechnology in the absence of national regulation, the impact of nanomaterial regulation in Europe and North America, environmental applications of nanotechnology, and benefits and risk communication for nanomaterials.

This series features respected nanotechnology experts who work at the forefront of nanotechnology applications and implications.

Webinar Dates and Topics:

July 20, 1010 State Regulation of Nanotechnology: What's Next?
http://online.krm.com/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?oc=10&cc=0010661&eventid=17044

September 1, 2010 Manufactured Nanomaterials: Europe and North America Forecast
http://online.krm.com/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?oc=10&cc=0010661&eventid=17045

October 6, 2010 Environmental Applications of Nanotechnology: Going Green
http://online.krm.com/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?oc=10&cc=0010661&eventid=17046

November 16, 2010 Benefits and Risk Communication for Nanomaterials
http://online.krm.com/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?oc=10&cc=0010661&eventid=17047

All webinars will be conducted from 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

The webinars will deliver live content via the internet and can be attended from the convenience of an attendee's home or office where multiple attendees can participate for the cost of a single registration. The series offers small companies the assurance that they can keep abreast of nanotechnology science, policy, the law, and best practices.

For more information on Nanotechnology Today 2010: A Webinar Series, see
http://www.khlaw.com/showevent.aspx?Show=3789 or download PDF here.


Nano for Business 2010 Conference 5/26/2010

The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents its third Nano for Business conference. The conference will explore nanotechnology market trends, current commercial applications, funding mechanisms, and partnership opportunities. An interactive event, it will provide a forum for business leaders to learn how nanotechnology can positively impact technology development and commercialization. View press release / View agenda / View panel schedule / View presenter bios / View sponsors

Pre-registration closes May 20, so Register now.
(Please use online registration; specify Nano for Business Conference 2010 in drop-down menu)

Pre-register online and mail a check for $25 made out to Lehigh University by May 20 to Sue Stetler, Coordinator, Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Lehigh University, 470 Whitaker Laboratory, 5 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Registration at the door is $35/person by cash or check.

- LNN sustaining members, free
- Sponsors and exhibitors, 1 free admission
- Gold sponsors, 3 free admissions
- Lehigh University faculty, staff, and students, $25
- School district personnel and teachers, $25
- All other preregistrations, $25
- At door without preregistration, $35

Please e-mail jdsj@lehigh.edu if you wish to be a sponsor:
Table sponsors=>$100 and get one free registration
Gold sponsors=>$300 and get up to three free registrations and recognition on program, website, banners, etc.

Act 48 credits apply. See forms: Act 48 Workshop Panel for Teachers / Professional Development Survey for Educators and School Leaders

The conference takes place 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., May 26, 2010, at Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 18015. See directions to Iacocca Hall.

For additional information, call Joan Stanescu at (610) 570-6898 or e-mail jdsj@lehigh.edu.

UPDATE: See conference photos, videos, news coverage, and attendees


Nanotech--Global Perspective Conference 4/22/2010

The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents its first annual Nanotech--Global Perspective Conference at the Philadelphia office of Woodcock Washburn. How has globalization affected the nanotech arena? Where are the global frontiers of nanotechnology today? Network and form partnerships at this event! Includes State of the Market Report by Jurron Bradley of Lux Research and Scott Livingston, founder of The Livingston Group, as keynote speaker. View agenda / Register now


Current Trends in Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis 4/14/2010

Drexel University's Centralized Research Facilities and FEI, EDAX, and TMC present this microscopy seminar featuring presentations and lab tours. Space is limited. Register at http://crf.coe.drexel.edu/crf/workshops by March 31. View agenda

LNN Enabling Solutions Workshop 9/11/2009

The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents Enabling Solutions: New IT and equipments that can save your business time and money! View agenda / Register now

LNN / DNI PA Regional Nanotechnology Conference 5/27/2009

Please save the date for our next  Lehigh Nanotech Network(LNN) meeting on May 27th to be held jointly with Drexel's DNI in Philadelphia. Click here for more details.

Coating and Ink Research Open House 4/15/2009

The Coating & Ink Research Institute (CIRI) is pleased to invite you to an Open House at its facilities in Bethlehem, PA, on April 15th.  View agenda

The occasion celebrates CIRI’s new laboratories.  A panel of industry experts, including Bob Bassemir of Inktec, Jeannette Truncillitto of Sun Chemical, Keith Gonyo of Brown Printing, and Dr. Michael Laksin of Ideon, will discuss the state of various printing industry segments, and highlight challenges faced.  CIRI shall present its capabilities and Testprint will explain its technology.  After lunch Testprint will demonstrate its advanced printing testing equipment that is a key component of CIRI capabilities. Additionally, CIRI and RadTech staff will be on hand to discuss UV and EB curing for inks and coatings. There will be an exhibit of the other services NCC provides the industry and an opportunity for attendees to comment on CIRI. 

CIRI exists to be a center of excellence for the whole printing industry, including not only printing establishments, but also manufacturers of inks, papers, films, fountain solutions and equipment, and their vendors, who have technical difficulties or are seeking ways to make their products and processes more productive, cost effective, sustainable or environmentally friendly.   CIRI provides clients with diagnosis and solutions for printing problems, identification of materials deficiencies, and recommendations for improvements by controlled experimentation on its precision laboratory gravure, flexo, offset and screen printers.  In addition, it has a number of selected industry affiliates who add extensive experience that can be directed to client use through consultation and/or training. 

CIRI incorporates the laboratory of the former National Printing Ink Research Institute at Lehigh University and its director, Jean Lavelle. CIRI is a location for regional industry gatherings and events, a place that fosters collaboration.  Past and current clients include DuPont, Exxon Mobil, Bureau of Printing & Engraving, United Soy Board, USDA, Union Carbide, Atofina, and The Washington Post.

Mark your calendar, then contact Brenda Weppel at 610-861-5519, or bweppel@northampton.edu.  Further information is on the www.northampton.edu website.

Innovation Marketplace and Client Training 4/07/09

Doug Hall, founder of Eureka! Ranch (innovation guru who came to Williamsport in November), just launched two new tools that will be very helpful to companies/entrepreneurs/inventors/faculty now and moving forward:   1.  The Merwyn Business Simulation Tool – which reliably “simulates” the potential of individual innovations, and provides a report outlining the potential.   And 2. The National Innovation Marketplace – location that you will post your innovation and report for members of the marketplace to see, and will connect innovators to buyers, sellers, manufacturers, investors, etc.  (overview at http://www.planeteureka.com)

Simulation AND a public listing are being offered for FREE currently, for a limited time.  And because of our active “entrepreneurial” base here in Williamsport, the Ranch is sending a “trained brain” here for free to train our clients on developing an effective concept and information for the business simulation, and listing on the Marketplace!  Catch is:  Attendees must be READY AND WILLING TO PUBLICLY (users of the Marketplace) POST THEIR INNOVATION NOW.  No “maybes” allowed. 

DATE: Tuesday, April 7
TIME: 1 – 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Pennsylvania College of Technology, CAL Building, Room 157A, Williamsport
Click here for more details.

Energy Issues Symposium 3/26/09

Agenda is now available.

Technology Commercialization Initiative funding workshop - RFP 18

Chuck Brandt, CTO of The Technology Collaborative (TTC), will deliver a funding workshop to Lehigh faculty, and interested companies/entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday March 5th from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Dr. Brandt coordinates the PA Technology Commercialization Initiative administered by TTC and funded in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a consortium of 52 member firms along with Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Penn State University.

The Technology Collaborative (TTC), a statewide economic development organization that supports the growth of Pennsylvania's world-class agile robotics, cyber-security and advanced electronic technologies industries, expects to award $1.5 million in technology commercialization funding to university researchers/groups, start-up companies, and established companies based in Pennsylvania.  Award announcements will be made by June 15, 2009.

Through a competitive selection process, TTC intends to award funding to one or more projects that address key engineering design challenges, show a high degree of innovation and most importantly, identify a clear path to commercialization with the potential to significantly impact digital and/or robotics related to companies in the region. TTC funds research, development, and technology commercialization projects in areas such as: wireless and multimedia devices, on-chip sensors, memory, MEMS, VLSI design and test tools, low power/alternative power devices, wired/wireless networking, advanced materials, and robotic technologies.

Learn more about this award cycle and RFP 18 at the workshop :

  • Review details about the two-step submission process, matching requirements and proposal format
  • Gain further insight into TTC member's technology interests and possible corporate sponsors
  • Learn about structuring your Program Plan, Commercialization Plan and IP Rights
  • Find out more about changes to the terms of TTC's new master agreements which eliminate the "faculty waiver"
  • Gather insight into how proposals are evaluated and the types of feedback provided
  • Get preliminary feedback on your proposal idea after the workshop

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the TTC website, to review the program, previously funded projects, and attached RFP prior to the workshop.  http://www.techcollaborative.org
http://www.techcollaborative.org/default.aspx?id=funded_projectshttp://www.techcollaborative.org/default.aspx?id=download_rfp

There is no charge for this workshop. Lunch will be provided courtesy of TTC so please RSVP by Monday March 2nd if you plan to attend.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Lehigh University, Rauch Business Center - Rm 061
Contact: Pamela Wheat, pds205@lehigh.edu

Executive Board Meeting 1/29/2009

Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Executive Board Meeting 10/30/2008

Executive Board Meeting Minutes

 

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