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Dear Colleagues:

This is a reminder that the next UIDP General Meeting is fast approaching and we hope you can join us
April 25-7, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for UIDP24. We are hosting another fantastic UIDP Academy event immediately prior to this general meeting (April 24-5th) – the topic is Innovation Centers and we encourage your attendance at both events. For UIDP members, we will be holding our annual membership meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM CDT.

We work to ensure that general meetings offer our diverse audience an enriching experience – the entire agenda can be found
here but some UIDP24 highlights:
  • Pre-Meeting Tours – Attendees can register for tours of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), LSU Center for River Studies at the Water Campus, and LSU Petroleum Engineering Research &Technology Transfer (PERTT) Lab
  • MIT Startup Exchange – Karl Koster, UIDP Immediate Past Chair and Executive Director of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program, will provide an overview of this new offering.
  • Metrics – Further information from Tom Wells from Harris Corporation on how they are utilizing the outputs of the UIDP Metrics Project and employing them within the firm to measure academic engagement impact.
  • Sector Breakouts – Sessions that consider academic-corporate issues specific to Agriculture, Chemicals, Energy, Information Technology, and the Life Sciences.
  • Short Talks – on the University of Washington’s Alexia Accelerator, Penn State’s Collaboration Portals, and Pepsico’s Open Innovation Program.
  • Category Tracks – Compliance, Contracting, Strategic Engagement, and Workforce issues
  • NSF-Industry Solicitations – Hear from Meghan Houghton who will describe NSF Computer and Information Science & Engineering Directorate recent efforts to offer joint solicitations with private sector firms such as Intel and VMWare.
  • U-I engagement outside of Metropolitan areas – A critical mass of UIDP universities are outside major metropolitan areas and we will consider issues specific to partnering in these regions.
The full agenda for the general meeting, UIDP Academy event on Innovation Centers and other meeting related information can be found here.

UIDP24 General Meeting
April 25-27, 2017
Click the above image to register


Proposals are now being accepted for round 6 of the LSU LIFT2 Grant.
  • Early Submission Dates: March 15, 2017 and April 15, 2017
  • Final Due Date: May 15, 2017
  • Award Date: June 15, 2017
All submissions must be made before 5:00 pm. View the full RFP here.

ORED Workshop: NSF I-Corps

The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) is an experiential training program that prepares scientists and researchers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and broadens the impact of basic-research projects. The program employs a methodology aimed at teaching participants how to identify markets and product opportunities that can emerge from academic research. This workshop will explain the national NSF I-Corps Program, which provides a $50,000 NSF I-Corps Grant, as well as the local LSU NSF Site Program. Brian Shedd, from the LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization, will provide information about these programs and review the steps to making your proposal more competitive. Come hear how you and your research team can participate in the NSF I-Corps Program.

Click here to register for the workshop taking place Friday, March 24th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at 3107 Patrick Taylor Hall.

Participate in Startup Weekend at LSU

Other NSF I-Corp Opportunities

I-Corps Energy and Transportation offers a customized curriculum to help teams of participating researchers discover the commercial potential of their technology, build a business model, and garner insights from leaders in the energy and transportation industries. Kick off Session Dates: May 9-10, 2017 at the NextEnergy Center, Detroit, MI.

Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is April 18, 2017.
The I-Corps Bio-entrepreneurship workshop is taking place Monday, June 19th to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in San Diego, Ca. The workshop will run in parallel to the Biotechnology International Convention (BIO 2017), one of the world’s largest gatherings of biotechnology industry professionals. Participants will work with industry professionals to learn about biotechnology commercialization, grow professional networks, and explore entrepreneurial opportunities that build on basic research. All participants will also gain free access to the BIO 2017 exhibition.

Click here for more information on the programs and to apply. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.
Dr. Sunyoung Kim, an LSU NSF I-Corp Site alum, speaks about the journey her company, Chosen Diagnostic, is on in order to develop and commercialize their state of the art diagnostic tests for common and life-threatening diseases. Dr. Kim gave LSU NSF I-Corps a shoutout around 6:30 in the podcast - make sure to listen!

Click here to listen to the Dr. Kim on the full "It's New Orleans: Out to Lunch" podcast.

MicroBREW Event: TEDxLSU

TEDxLSU is happening March 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm at the LSU Union Theater. TEDxLSU is an intellectual and creative experience that brings local, regional, and statewide communities together in a way that enables them to imagine the possibilities, spur discussion and dialogue, and generate big ideas that will move the state of Louisiana forward. TEDxLSU participants, speakers, volunteers, and organizers come from all walks of life–business, non-profits, art, education, technology, and more–so you never know who you’ll meet.

Click here for more information and to register.

NASA Released Software for Free Public Use 

NASA released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications including data processing/storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics, and many more. All software is free of charge to the public without any royalty or copyright fees.

Click here to read the full article and start looking through all the available software.

Alzheimer's Research Grant Opportunity

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Harrington Discovery Institute are pleased to announce the request for proposals for the 2017 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award, which supports research efforts that seek to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

Applicants have the opportunity to qualify for up to $700,000 in funding over two years and drug development and project management support through the Harrington Discovery Institute's Innovation Support Center. Click here for more information about the program and applying.  Deadline for submitting letter of intent is March 17, 2017. Full proposals due July 14, 2017.
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