• Southern Miss to Lead Economic Diversification, Tech Transfer Initiatives0

    The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) plans to use a $3 million grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment to help diversity the economies of defense-dependent communities in Mississippi and encourage entrepreneurs to transfer their technology innovations into commercial opportunities. Under a third initiative, the USM College of Business and the school’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship will create a defense community specialization for the masters of science in economic development program …

  • ‘Innovation Bridge’ to Link High-Tech Industry in Massachusetts to Federal Agencies0

    A new initiative launched by the commonwealth of Massachusetts will help the state’s high-tech companies forge relationships with federal agencies aimed at solving the nation’s most difficult challenges. The Massachusetts Innovation Bridge will be funded by MassDevelopment, a state-sponsored economic development agency, and managed by the MITRE Corp., a nonprofit think tank that conducts advanced research for DOD and many civilian federal agencies. The Innovation Bridge, which will be located at business incubator CIC Boston, will provide a dedicated space for leadership forums and workshops, technology scouting, and venture capital portfolio and university research exchanges …

  • Purdue, Air Force Lab to Partner on Technology Commercialization

    Purdue, Air Force Lab to Partner on Technology Commercialization0

    The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Purdue Research Foundation last week signed an agreement to boost technology commercialization. The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization signed a similar agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division, Ind., in 2014 that showcases both organizations’ intellectual property with the goal of promoting the transfer of innovations to the public. “We already have a robust research and development program, but the agreement with Purdue will enable us to capitalize on the successful proven approaches used by Purdue to efficiently and effectively commercialize advanced technology products at an even faster rate,” said Bill Harrison, director of the AFRL Small Business office …