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10 cool inventions from Vanderbilt’s CTTC

Jan. 14, 2015—From capsule robots to antibodies that could prevent and treat diseases like Ebola, Vanderbilt was the birthplace in 2014 of nearly 200 inventions with the potential to profoundly impact lives around the globe. Here are 10 of the coolest.

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Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

Jan. 13, 2015—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and postdoctoral scholar Ekawahyu Susilo will begin Valdastri’s second run as principal investigator in the NSF I-Corps program as they explore the commercial potential of modular open-source architecture for building capsule robots.

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Engineering students’ invention may improve safety for women in India

Dec. 19, 2014—A diverse group of engineering undergrads horrified by a report of violent attacks on Indian women who were walking to toilet facilities came up with an alternative. Their project has the potential to change lives in nations where plumbing is considered a luxury.

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Video: What is technology transfer?

Oct. 17, 2014—The professionals at Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization are often asked, "What exactly is technology transfer?" A new video sums up what tech transfer does and why it matters.

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Will Grissom makes problem-solving nerds look cool

Sep. 26, 2014—“I live for the problems we get to solve,” says Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and electrical engineering.

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CTTC forum on medical device regulation Oct. 15

Sep. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is hosting a Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Program (MDRAP) town hall forum on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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CTTC achieves record number of transactions

Jul. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization ended fiscal year 2014 with 101 transactions with industry partners, nearly 20 more than the previous record.

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Jumpstart Foundry, CTTC work to strengthen entrepreneurial programs

Apr. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt’s entrepreneurial community will have greater access to Jumpstart Foundry’s proven program for education, mentorship and networking through a new collaboration.

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VU-developed Web portal to participate in NSF Innovation Corps Program

Apr. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Team Filtergraph is headed to Michigan to participate in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program. Filtergraph is a dynamic, Web-based portal that allows users to sort and manage large data sets.

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Learn about funding for small business innovation research, tech transfer April 15

Mar. 7, 2014—The Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization’s New Ventures Team, in partnership with LaunchTennessee, will host an SBIR/STTR workshop on Tuesday, April 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sarratt Student Center, rooms 216-220. The purpose of the event is to create awareness among faculty and students of the funding available from various federal agencies...

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VU startup one of 10 chosen to pitch at inaugural Google Demo Day

Mar. 7, 2014—InvisionHeart, LLC, a startup based on a wireless ECG system developed at Vanderbilt, has been selected as one of 10 startups nationwide to participate in Google's inaugural Demo Day.

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Commercializing research tools subject of lunch and learn Feb. 11

Jan. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization will host a lunch-and-learn event with KeraFAST, an e-commerce site that facilitates the commercialization of life science research materials created in university labs. The program is designed to be a convenient way to distribute materials to the research community with minimal paperwork. A portion of the revenues are returned...

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