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Dr. Gordon Bernard
Life Science Tennessee to host a special session "Clinical Trial Opportunities at Vanderbilt" featuring Dr. Gordon Bernard
Tuesday, April 1, from 8 - 10 a.m., Life Science Tennessee will host a special discussion about Vanderbilt's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR). The session will be led by Vanderbilt Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research Dr. Gordon Bernard. The event will be held at the Cool Springs Life Science Center, 389 Nichol Mill Lane, Franklin. 
Email info@lifesciencetn.org to RSVP.
Tech Venture Challenge
Students compete in Tech Venture Challenge
Thursday, April 10, from 5 - 7 p.m., five Vanderbilt student teams will present their final commercialization plans as part of the 2014 Tech Venture Challenge. This annual event compiles student teams who are then assigned a Vanderbilt technology and matched with researchers and business mentors. The teams develop comprehensive commercialization plans and present them before a panel of judges and live audience. To learn about the five Vanderbilt technologies included in this year's competition, click here.
This event is open to the public and will be held at the office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 1600 Division Street, Nashville. 
Register now for the SBIR/STTR Workshop, April 15
The Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization's  New Venture's Team, in partnership with LaunchTennessee, will host an SBIR / STTR Workshop, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Sarratt Student Center, 216-220.  The session will be led by Mark Henry, an expert in SBIR/STTR grant writing. Lunch will be provided.
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:
Demonstrated MTAShare to nearly a dozen outside institutions interested in learning more about the system and possibly adopting it for their own use.
Selected to participate in the NSF Innovation Corps, a six-month business accelerator led by the National Science Foundation, with Keivan Stassun and Dan Burger, inventors of Filtergraph
Presented information about intellectual property protection and commercialization to the Vanderbilt Program in Research Administration Development (VPRAD)
Hosted a team from Parker Hannifin, a global leader in motion control technology and discussed a number of technologies built in the labs of Bob Webster, Nabil Simaan,  Pietro Valdastri, and Eric Barth from the School of Engineering.
Held a conference call and hosted a group from a  large life sciences company to explore areas for potential partnerships around various technologies developed by Vanderbilt inventors in the Healthcare IT space.
Participated in the  webinar, Dispelling SBIR/STTR Funding Myths and Misconceptions for University-Based Innovations.
Held  conference call with a small venture group to discuss various technologies developed by Vanderbilt inventors in the Healthcare IT space.
Hosted the second education talk for students participating in the 2014 Tech Ventures Challenge. Topics included potential product development, intellectual property issues related to startups, and regulatory issues.
Participated in a webinar on effective contract drafting.

FY 2014 Statistics
Agreements administered by CTTC 
Material Transfer
IP-related activities 
Invention Disclosures 
U.S. Patents Issued
*includes end-user license agreements
MTAShare featured in the Reporter
MTAShare, Vanderbilt's new automated system for processing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), was featured in the March 21 issue of VUMC's Reporter. The article highlights the key benefits of the automated system, including speeding research and the potential for significant cost savings.
“The whole transaction takes a few minutes, and in the most straightforward cases, can be instantaneous,” said Alan Bentley, assistant vice chancellor, Vanderbilt CTTC“That’s a game-changer.”
Flash Pitch '14: Meet the top 10
Congrats to the 10 students selected to pitch their startup ideas through Flash Pitch 14!
  • Tate Travaglini
  • Ashley Schuering
  • John Boyd
  • Thomas Goodman
  • Miles Schimmel (2)
  • Marco Tiburcio
  • Michael Elder
  • Ravi Atreya
  • Nishant Badal 
The students will now create a 90-second video and present it at a Qualifying Event, April 9. Pitches will be heard by a panel of judges – entrepreneurs and investors. The top three will receive support from CTTC New Venture’s Team in moving their idea through the business planning phases as they prepare to launch.
Featured videos
Videos have proven a useful resource in highlighting the innovative work and brilliant researchers at Vanderbilt as well as marketing the technologies developed in labs across campus. The Featured Inventor Series and The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury are just two examples of how CTTC celebrates inventors and markets technologies through video. 
Featured Inventor: Paul Harris, Ph.D.
The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury
Visit our YouTube channel to view more videos like these.
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