CU TTO – 2007
407_ The University of Colorado Research Community
CU Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer David Allen explains to Larry Nelson how the CU Research Community works with leaders at all three CU Universities. This is part of a three-part series and will include interviews with Dr. Stein Sture, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, CU-Boulder, Dr. Richard Traystman, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCDHSC, and Dr. Jeremy Haefner, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Dean of the Graduate School (and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences). David points out these research teams are one of the primary reasons why the University of Colorado has such high national rankings even though their budget doesn't touch the universities on the east and west coast. The synergy between the CU Research Community and the CU Technology Transfer Office has a tremendous 'economic development' for the state of Colorado. Listen to how it's done.
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| 349_ Job Creation and CU Tech Transfer Success and Challenges |
David Allen Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer, University of Colorado, shared the stats that pleasantly surprised many.
"We filed 140 patent applications – a healthy number. Last year we were able to close 75 options and licenses. That’s a high number for us, previously about 60 and 35 of those are exclusive options or licenses. A good year financially $24 million in total revenues, and we maintained a solid clip of 10 start up companies created from CU Technology Transfer." There were other firsts that David referred to as he talked about the future. Last year started the research that was funded by SB-1360 passed in June 06, then last spring passed 1060 which adds bio fuels or liquid fuels into the eligible categories for the ‘proof of concept’ funding. CUTTO works closely with the Colorado Bioscience Association and others. David also lays out some real challenges and compares them to the past four years.
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University of Colorado's Office of Technology Transfer Mission Statement
The mission of the CU Technology Transfer Office is to aggressively pursue, protect, package, and license to business the intellectual property generated from the research enterprise and to serve faculty, staff, and students seeking to create such intellectual property.
CU Technology Transfer Annual Award Winners Announced
The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office held its 5th Annual Awards event on January 24. The event, held at the historic Tivoli Turnhalle, was attended by over 200 local business leaders and faculty inventors. After a presentation from Myogen founders Dr. Michael Bristow and Dr. J. William Freytag, awards were presented to inventors, companies, and others who demonstrate best practices in technology transfer. Thanks to w3w3.com for their media sponsorship; visit their site to view a photo album from the event and listen to interviews with the winning inventors. Also, view the event program here (PDF). Awards were given to:
• Anatoliy Glushchenko, New Inventor of the Year, Colorado Springs campus (Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
• Jeffrey Holt, New Inventor of the Year, UCDHSC (Vice Chair for Research and Todd Professor of Experimental Pathology at the University of Colorado, Denver and Health Sciences Center)
• James Goodrich, New Inventor of the Year, Boulder campus (Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder)
• Zbigniew Celinski, Inventor of the Year, Colorado Springs campus (Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
• Robin Shandas, Inventor of the Year, UCDHSC (Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Denver and Health Sciences Center)
• Robert Kutchta & Kathy Rowlen, Inventors of the Year, Boulder campus (Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder, respectively)
• Richard Duke, Business Advisor of the Year (Founder of ApopLogic Pharmaceutics and GlobeImmune, Inc.)
• ALD NanoSolutions, Physical Sciences/Engineering/IT Company of the Year (Broomfield, CO)
• ARCA Discovery, Biosciences Company of the Year (Denver, CO)
• Kyle Lefkoff, Pinnacles Achievement Award (Boulder Ventures)
CU TTO News and Events
Identity, Security and Privacy are Going Head to Head
Your fingerprint doesn’t change significantly over your lifetime. So now you have a problem. If I’m using that fingerprint as a way of paying (and now you have 3.5 – 4 million registered shoppers) – Or if I’m using it for high security, once that data is compromised, what do I do? Terry Boult, co-founder and CEO of Securics and El Pomar Professor Innovation and Security at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs brought up a number dicey issues concerning security and the unseen challenges of biometrics. If I’m the one holding the data base, what’s my company’s liability? What happens once that data gets out, either to the person whose data it was or the company who is the storehouse of all that. Traditional biometrics is a big problem waiting to happen. When that data is compromised, there’s no cancelling them. Terry has tapped into SBIR and STTR grants since 2004, receiving $1.5M so far. He feels that the CU System has good foresight in that they’re looking forward. ”So our company competed and won $100,000 proof of concept investment in our company." CU TTO comes through again.
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385_ Colorado BioBusiness Ecosystem is Breaking New Ground
Rick Silva, acting Director of the Fitzsimons BioBusiness Partners (FBBp) says, "It takes broad and incredibly specialized skills to build a biomedical product. Ours is the most regulated industry on Earth, our products are among the most complex to develop, and the least likely to have a customer. Getting it right takes a village." Larry asked Rick, "How can entrepreneurs hedge their bets? "Build an experienced and capable team that has a record of getting things done. Ask for help! Find advisors (many willing to help a little for free) with relevant experience in your industry and product area. They will have the contacts and experience to help you with your commercial roadmap. If you have a credible plan, have talked to your customers and partners, you will be prepared to answer questions VCs will have. FBBp is central in this ecosystem and can bring domain advisors." 5. Is FBBp an incubator? "Not really, we are a venture development organization. Let me explain." LISTEN
Related Links: Fitz BioBusiness Partners || Colorado Life Science Blog || BioScience Channel || Find It || Keywords: Fitzsimons BioBusiness Partners, FBBp, Rick Silva, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital, CUTTO, BioScience > Channel: In the News > Bytes: 14716241 > 10/1/07 LISTEN
352_ Bose and Einstein 1924 Prediction Comes True
Bose-Einstein condensates are sometimes referred to as a “fifth state of matter,” a rare state or phase in which all the particles share the same quantum state. This phase was predicted by Satyendranath Bose and Albert Einstein in 1924. Further research and discovery at the University of Colorado in Boulder is about to launch a breakthrough technology that will revolutionize potential applications in improving the frequency standard and clocks, inertial navigation (i.e. gyroscopes and accelerometers), the mapping of the Earth's gravitational field, and in magnetic field sensing just to start with. Rainer Kunz, President and CEO of ColdQuanta along with Dana Anderson, Professor of Physics at CU and Jila Fellow, CU & NIST discuss the the short and long-term future. ColdQuanta recently received a $100,000 proof-of-concept investment from CU TTO.
Related Links: ColdQuanta || CUTTO Performance Metrics || CU Tech Transfer Office || CUTTO Channel || Keywords: Bose, Einstein, Rainer Kunz, Dana Anderson, Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado, ColdQuantaCUTTO, Proof of Concept Funding > Channels:CUTTO> Bytes: 15033054 > LISTEN 8/6/07
333_ From NASA, to the Mir Space Station, to Earth Experience
NASA Commercialization Center located here on the CU-Boulder campus, it’s called Bio Serves Space Technologies. Richard Stoner, CEO of AgriHouse, Inc. discusses another success story with CU TTO, Boulder Campus. They sponsored us to test our product on the Mir Space Station, to enhance growth and resist disease in enclosed environments on the space station. And since, it has been returned to earth and the experiments worked really well, and we have been promoting 'Beyond' for the last seven years. We have tested the product world wide, and have customers and distributors all over the world. There are many dramatic possibilities, including a radical reduction of pesticide use.
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327_ From Mir Space Station to Curiosity to Talking Plants
Related Links: AgriHouse || Aeroponics || Mir News || NSF Leaf Sensor || CU Tech Tranfer Channel || Channels: CUTTO > Keywords: AgriHouse, Aeroponics, Richard Stoner, CU TTO, University of Colorado, Plant Intelligent Interface, Mir, NASA > Bytes: 7150971 LISTEN 6/11/07
320_ Energy Initiative - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Transformation
It's a Colorado priority and numerous CU departments are veryColorado farm owners will soon have the capability of watering plants only where and how much is needed. Richard Stoner, CEO of AgriHouse, Inc. discusses the novel leaf sensory technology optioned from the CU TTO in February. The company recently won a $150,000 STTR grant to develop the project, which will enable feedback and intelligent watering of crops. AgriHouse and water officials think this technology could provide million of dollars in water cost savings to Colorado farmers. The project also received a $10,000 proof-of-concept grant from the CU TTO in 2006. involved. If we do transit from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the 21st century, that is an enormous change. So transformation is change. And that effects politics, it affects products people buy just a lot of things. So that involves people from the Law School, the Sociology Department and people around the campus who study “carbon credits”. Carl Koval, Faculty Director of the CU Renewable and Sustainable Energy Initiative discusses with Kate Tallman, Director at CUTTO. Related Links: CUTTO Channel || CU Energy Initiative || C2B2 || Collaboratory || >Keywords: Collaboratory, Carl Koval, Kate Tallman, CU, Sustainable, Energy Initiative, CUTTO > Bytes: 3619216 LISTEN 5/28/07
322_ Millions of Dollars for the Colorado Collaboratory
When we started people thought it was impossible pointed out Carl Koval, Director of the Energy Initiative, CU Boulder Campus. It began with a desire to have a more formal tie to NREL and the other research institutions in the state: CU , CSU and CO School of Mines.
Kate Tallman, Director, CUTTO, Boulder and Colorado Springs Campus and Carl were happy to say that there are now 3 different projects, in 3 different areas, that are moving along. One is CRISP, the Center for Revolutionary Solar Photo Chemistry and that’s a proposal we submitted for a total of $22 million over 3 years. The second S-TA C was initiated by XCEL Energy. They’re very interested in creating a site, where as new solar photovoltaic technologies come on the marketplace, they can be displayed and tested. This might be located near NREL and students and faculty at the universities would be involved in testing and various things. The Third and furthest along, in terms of the agreements that they talked about, is C2B2, or the Colorado Center for Bio Refining and Bio Fuels. Carl says, Kate ( CUTTO) will be modest about this, our ability to take 3 different research institutions together with NREL is unique in the country. Related Links: CUTTO Channel || CU Energy Initiative || C2B2 || Collaboratory || >Keywords: Collaboratory, Carl Koval, Kate Tallman, CU, Sustainable, Energy Initiative, CUTTO > Bytes: 3619216 || >Keywords: John Crain, ICANN, Internet Identifiers, IT Summit-Denver > Channels: News >> Bytes: 5813501 LISTEN 6/4/0
283_ It’s not Just Human Capital: It’s Excitement Capital
Universities, professors, tech transfer and a need for improved health are bringing in an extra $1 billion into Colorado. Dr. Richard Duke, is the chair of the CBSA’s Public Policy and Government Relations Committee, "We support life sciences legislation at the local level as well as the national level. In order for us to build the bio tech industry in Colorado, we really have to start at the grass roots. We have to start from the bottom and build those companies from start ups and help them all the way through", said Richard Duke. He is also past President and CEO of GlobeImmune as well as President and CEO of Apoplogic. He was recently named the “Business Advisor of the Year" by the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (CUTTO). Dr. Duke is passionate about House Bill 1060 passing. Related Links: || CUTTO Winners || SBIR Colorado || CU Tech Transfer Office || GlobeImmune || CU Tech Transfer Series ||Channels: CU Tech Transfer || Keywords: Richard Duke, Apoplogic, GlobeImmune, Business Advisor of the Year, Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado > Bytes: 9418608 LISTEN 3/26/07
279_ Collaboration and $2 Million Lead to a Nano Winner
With patent rights out of the University of Colorado, with an exclusive license, and full access to the future developments that rely on those base patents ALD Nano Solutions is breaking new ground. They have a fantastic relationship with CU and a terrific relationship with the Tech Transfer Office. Over the last 5 years we’ve gotten over $2 million out of the SBIR-STTR Program and that accounted for 80% their corporate revenues points out Karen Buechler, Founder, President and CTO of ALD Nano Solutions. Related Links:
ALD Nano Solutions || CUTTO Winners || SBIR Colorado || CU Tech Transfer Office || Colorado Nano || Channels: CU Tech Transfer || Keywords: Karen Buechler, ALD Nano Solutions, Nanotechnology, Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado > Bytes: 5574638 LISTEN 3/19/07
276 Myogen: The $2.5 Billion Colorado Success Story
– but there is more to it. Myogen which recently merged with Gilead was built by a team that understands a key strategy of ‘spreading the risk’ while capitalizing on its assets. Dr. Michael Bristow, cofounder of Myogen shares the details. This is also a University of Colorado Tech Transfer ( CUTTO) success story and now Dr. Bristow and CUTTO have teamed up for another venture, ARCA Discovery, Inc. Get the details here. Related Links: Myogen and Gilead || CUTTO Winners || CU Tech Transfer Office || Award Photos|| Keywords: Michael Bristow, Myogen, Gilead, ARCA Discovery, Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado > Bytes: 6586099 LISTEN 3/12/07
259 Inventors of the Year, CUTTO Award Winners
Dr. Kathy Rowlen & Dr. Rob Kuchta from CU Boulder worked on project for several years generally known as 'Flu Chip'. The extension of this technology will really help world health officials and others be at the front line to figure out what those strains are. Getting a flu shot that targets the right strain is necessary for the shot to work. Their efforts are very timely and may provide an early window into the pandemic of potential flu. David Allen of the Tech Transfer Office at the University of Colorado knows they are winners. Related Links: CUTTO Winners || CU Tech Transfer Office || BioScience Channel || PodCasting Directory || Keywords: Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado, Dr. Kathy Rowlen & Dr. Rob Kuchta, Flu Chp, UCDHSC, Pulmonary Hypertention, NIH >Bytes: 3049119 || LISTEN 2/19/07
255 CUTTO Awards UCDHSC Inventor of the Year
Dr. Robin Shandas was presented with the Inventor of the Year Award for the CU at Denver and Health Sciences Center. The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office held its 5th Annual Awards event on January 24. Dr. Shandas also recently awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes Health. He will lead the development of 200 patient-specific computer models that will be used to help refine diagnosis and improvement treatment of pulmonary hypertension in children. Listen in his own words.
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251 New Inventor of the Year Awarded by CUTTO
Dr. James Goodrich was presented with the New Inventor of the Year Award for the CU Boulder campus. The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office held its 5th Annual Awards event on January 24. It was attended by over 200 local business leaders and faculty inventors. After a presentation from Myogen founders Dr. Michael Bristow and Dr. J. William Freytag, awards were presented to inventors, companies, and others who demonstrate best practices in technology transfer. Dr. Goodrich's work is leading-edge and will save lives. Related Links: CUTTO Winners || CU Tech Transfer Office || BioScience Channel || PodCasting Directory || Keywords: Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado, Dr. James Goodrich, Gene Expression, RNA > Bytes 2321034 LISTEN 2/5/2007
CUTTO Metrics of Success and Challenges
In the past five years, we have seen some amazing results flow through from the University of Colorado Tech Transfer Office (CUTTO). David Allen shared the successes and challenges with his third-year check-up with Larry Nelson at w3w3.com. David pointed out that the high success rate included many factors including great researchers, setting a high bar and working with both the tech community and the business community. In addition close relationships with organizations like FBBi (Fitzsimmons BioBusiness Incubator) as well as a great advisory board with top-notch legal advice makes a big difference. This has led to 34 new company start-ups in the past four years. >
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CUTTO 2005-06 Report Shows Strength for Colorado
David Allen, Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer (CUTTO), University of Colorado System suggests we should all ask ourselves the question, "How is our business changing?" David Allen shared the successes and challenges with his third-year check-up with Larry Nelson about CUTTO. David points out that there always are challenges and opportunities. HB 1360, now a signed act by Governor Bill Owens has been more than a breadth of fresh air for the Colorado community. The CUTTO team efforts have led to 34 new company start-ups in the past four years. > LISTEN 8/07/06 — part 2 of 2
Colorado Economy + CU Tech Transfer 8/15/05
With over $600,000,000 in federal research funding, CU had a very good year. David Allen, Assoc. VP for Technology Transfer (TTO) at CU, points out it's more than the money. Colorado has one of the most intelligent and entrepreneurial clusters in the country. The Proof of Concept program at CU has helped a great deal with this growth. Patents filed per year have doubled since 2001. LISTEN Part1 of 2
Managing Expectations at CU Tech Transfer 8/22/05
CU had a very good 2004 and is expecting a better 2005. David Allen, Assoc. VP for Technology Transfer (TTO) at CU, cites that patents filed by CU have doubled per year since 2001. David discusses managing expectations, relationships, building the pipeline and the broad impact on all. David is proud of his team as well as the extraordinary researchers on the benches of CU.
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