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    News and Press:

    IU Bloomington researchers submit almost 40 inventions to IURTC in 2015-2016 fiscal year
    More than 70 faculty, staff and student researchers at Indiana University Bloomington reported 39 inventions during the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

    Maker: Dyed and True
    Indigo artisans do their work the time-honored (and time-consuming) way. Read the full article here.

    Indiana University Bloomington is exploring an alternative energy solution to powering campus vehicles through AlGalCo, an Indianapolis based startup specializing in hydrogen production.
    AlGalCo’s patented hydrogen-on-demand technology produces hydrogen by adding water to an alloy comprised of over 90% common aluminum. This innovative process reduces the demand for oil, prevents air pollution, and depends on the renewable energy source aluminum.

    AlGalCo has received positive feedback while testing their process. Carmel, Indiana implemented AlGalCo’s hydrogen-on-demand technology into their primary street cleaning vehicle as part of the city’s green initiative. So far these efforts have increased gas mileage and reduced harmful emissions.

    AlGalCo visited the Indiana University Bloomington campus in early June to demonstrate the advantages of this technology and discuss opportunities. If there is interest from Indiana University or the City of Bloomington then vehicles used by these organizations may run on AlGalCo’s cleaner, fuel-efficient resources in the near future.

    To learn more about AlGalCo and their hydrogen-on-demand process, visit their website.

    IU in the news
    Read how Indiana University continues to help grow the local economy and how Purdue and IU are among the most innovative universities.

    Keith Davis brings wealth of experience to new IU Bloomington biotech post.
    Indiana University Bloomington’s Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology has named Keith R. Davis as its first director, a position designed to assist faculty at IU Bloomington’s College of Arts and Sciences in the commercialization of research discoveries.

    In its third year, IURTC’s Spin Up program hitting its stride
    Read the full press release here.

    DATE EXTENDED: Second Annual Bloomington Innovation Conference Call for Posters
    The deadline is Monday, March 14, 2016! Click here for details.

    Now accepting applications for the JCITR Translational Research Pilot Grants
    Application due date is April 8, 2016. Funding will be available June 1, 2016. See opportunities page for more details.

    Open Enrollment - Spring 2016, BIOT-T680, Seminar in Biotechnology (32589) MGMT/BIOE 633 a course at Rice University, simulcast at Indiana University.
    Course meets Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7 pm, SI 001
    Topic: "Role of Physicians, Scientists and Engineers in High-tech Startups"
    More info here.

    The Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research – Technology Translation (PFI:AIR-TT) NSF 15-570 deadline 9/8/2015
    Synopsis of Program:
    The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms: Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. The subject of this solicitation is PFI: AIR-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking.