Over $100,000 in prizes will be awarded in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, open to graduate and undergraduate students. Finalists will convene in Washington DC to have their ideas evaluated by distinguished judges, such as the 2012 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. Accepted entries include reduced-to-practice ideas or working prototypes and must be the work of a student or student team. Go here for requirements. Entry deadline is June 14.
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For over a decade, Internet2 and ESnet have hosted technical meetings that bring together network operators from the university, laboratory, and vendor communities to share best practices. The Focused Technical Workshop series is a spin-off of these successful efforts. In July 2013, ESnet and Internet2 will host a two-day workshop focusing on Network Issues for Life Sciences Research. As the first of its kind, this meeting will bring together our communities’ technical experts in a smaller, more intimate setting with scientists in the field of life sciences to discuss their most pressing network-related issues and requirements. More>
The Philomathia Center plays a key role in advancing UC Berkeley’s innovative research programs in energy and climate research. Among the center’s programs is a fellows program that brings leading post-doctoral researchers to UC Berkeley. Fellows are selected from a range of disciplines to pursue research that “transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and pioneer new approaches.” Fellows have a two-year appointment and will receive a $25,000 stipend. The deadline for applications is May 24. More>
Cleantech Open is accepting applications to their annual U.S. Accelerator and Competition from entrepreneurs and inventors from all 50 states. The Cleantech Open invites you to become part of a network of more than 700 early stage companies who have raised more than $800 million in funding. The deadline to apply is May 1. Go here for more information, and here for key dates and fees.
SkyDeck | Berkeley, a research-technology university accelerator, is accepting applications for its next startup acceleration program. All entrepreneurs affiliated with UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and UCSF are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is April 19. SkyDeck will host info-sessions with current SkyDeck entrepreneurs tomorrow, April 12, and April 19 at 4 p.m. (2150 Shattuck Ave., penthouse floor) Refreshments will be provided. More>
Berkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos and Jay Keasling, along with John Ngai of the Physical Biosciences Division who directs UC Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, were at the White House yesterday for President Obama’s announcement of a major new initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. The President is proposing $100 million in his FY2014 budget to launch BRAIN – Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. Under this initiative, which stems from a paper co-authored by Alivisatos, real-time traffic maps will be created of the brain’s 10 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections to provide new insights into brain disorders. More>
Licensed Berkeley Lab inventions, software and published books yielded royalties of nearly $2.7 million in FY12. The researchers’ share of the royalties, about $657,000, went to 113 Lab scientists and authors. A number of the researchers were on hand Feb. 13 to receive their royalty checks from Director Alivisatos and Cheryl Fragiadakis, head of Technology Transfer. Go here for more information and the complete list of inventions and researchers who earned royalties, and here for photo with researchers identified.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. in Building 50 Auditorium, a workshop will be held on mesoscale science, an emerging focus of Basic Energy Science. The workshop is intended to aid in the development of proposals for the current LDRD call and to lay the groundwork for a strong Berkeley response to an anticipated DOE Basic Energy Sciences mesoscale funding opportunity. Workshop registration is open to Berkeley researchers interested in learning more about the opportunities in mesoscale science. The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 28. Contact Melissa Summers for further information.
Learn how to file the most competitive SBIR and STTR grant applications at QB3’s SBIR Workshop, meeting weekly from Jan. 29 through March 27, at UCSF Mission Bay. Although geared for NIH and NSF applications, the workshop is relevant for Berkeley Lab entrepreneurs seeking non-dilutive funding to launch or grow a startup. Space is limited. Go here to register before Jan. 25. Contact QB3’s Adriana Tajonar (415-476-3175) for more information. The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer offers an online course for first time SBIR applicants Jan. 29 and 30. Go here to register for the NCET2 course.
Lygos, a Bay Area biotech spin off from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), will receive $1.8 million in Department of Energy funding to work on converting cellulosic biomass into sugars to design chemicals and synthetic materials for consumer products. It is one of five projects focusing on new technologies to engineer advanced biofuels and bioproducts. Scientists from Lygos will team up with researchers at another JBEI spin-off, TeselaGen Biotech, to develop a non-polluting chemical manufacturing process that avoids the use of petroleum. More>