Inside Tech Connect: Inventor Satisfaction Survey opens & MDRAP town hall!
Inside Tech Connect: Inventor Satisfaction Survey opens & MDRAP town hall!
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The 2014 Inventor Satisfaction Survey is now open

If the picture to the left looks familiar, there's a good reason! Earlier this week, CTTC released its annual Inventor Satisfaction Survey.

2014 Inventor Satisfaction Survey is now open

This annual survey provides our office with the information we need to better serve Vanderbilt innovators. Please take a few minutes to tell us how your experience with CTTC has been, as well as any submit any questions or suggestions you have. 

Results will be shared upon completion of the survey. 

Weekly interactions: 
CTTC staff members work diligently to manage all disclosures and requests in a timely manner. Below is a sampling of the activity that has taken place in our office over the past few weeks:
Launched a new product on VU eInnovations, the Parent Stress Intervention Program, a set of curricula developed by researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities that is designed to help parents of children with disabilities reduce stress. The 
Hosted a site visit with a multinational pharmaceutical company to showcase investigators and technologies in the areas of diabetes and obesity.
Agreed to terms with an environmental monitoring consulting company for a license to the Leaching Extraction Device technology developed by David Kosson in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department.
Attended the Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) board meeting.
Participated in a Life Science TN entrepreneur roundtable at the Cool Springs Life Science Center.
Initiated discussions with a biotech around technology developed by Jeff Conn and Craig Lindsley in the VCNDD.
Attended the Jumpstart Foundry Investor Day at which Vanderbilt engineer Will Hedgecock presented PinPtr, a precision GPS system developed by Hedgecock, Akos Ledeczi and others from the Institute for Software Integrated Systems. 
Assisted in the final presentation of Team Filtergraph at the 2014 National Science Foundation Innovation Corps summer cohort at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  
Attended a webinar on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a federal ruling that placed further limits on the scope of patent protection.
FY 2015 Statistics
Year-to-Date
Agreements administered by CTTC 
 
Licenses*/Options
20 
Material Transfer
149
Confidentiality
16
IP-related activities 
 
Invention Disclosures 
23
U.S. Patents Issued
10
*includes end-user license agreements
The newest member of VU eInnovations is the Parent Stress Intervention Program developed by researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The program consists of two sets of curricula that were used in the multi-year Parent/Child Stress Intervention Project piloted by Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., from 2013-2013.
PSIP on VU eInnovations
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