Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > A reputation for innovation

Abstract:
A good university uses its intellectual and innovative strengths the betterment of the institution. A great university uses these assets for the betterment of us all.

According to its 2008 annual report, Louisiana Tech University's Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization shows that the institution continues to outpace the national average in several measures of innovation productivity and delivering new ideas to the marketplace.

A reputation for innovation

Ruston, LA | Posted on September 9th, 2008

"We cannot help but be amazed at the discoveries of our faculty this past year and the breadth of their inventions," says Dr. Richard Kordal, director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC). "These inventions span a wide range of scientific disciplines from nanotechnology to biomedical engineering."

Tech had a total of 27 Reports of Invention (ROI) this past year disclosed to the OIPC. This averages out to about 20 ROIs per $10 million R&D expenditures, which is approximately five times the national average.

Six new patents were issued to Louisiana Tech this past year, giving the university a total of 25. Of the newly issued patents, three of them have already been licensed to companies.

Louisiana Tech also filed a total of 18 new patent applications. One of these patent applications covered a new device, invented by Dr. Ville Kajaakari, that is placed in a shoe and that can harvest the power from walking motion to recharge batteries or other electronic devices.

Another application covered a method, invented by Drs. Henry Cardenas and Kelly Crittenden, for strengthening bone and/or repairing bone fractures more effectively.

Tech has signed nine new licenses/options during the past year (5 licenses and 4 options) giving a percentage of licenses/option executed to ROIs received of 33%. In just the past five years, Louisiana Tech's license/options activity has more than quadrupled.

"Louisiana Tech faculty are also engaging in entrepreneurship," explains Kordal. "By doing so they are both helping to commercialize their technology and stimulate the local economy."

In the past year, two new Louisiana-based start-up companies were formed based on technology licensed from Louisiana Tech. Both of these companies have opened offices in Tech's business incubator. With these new additions, Louisiana Tech's two business incubators are at full capacity.

However, among all of these achievements and accomplishments, Louisiana Tech is most pleased to see that some of its previously licensed technologies are now reaching the marketplace and are beginning to benefit the public.

"AdmitOne Security, formerly BioPassword, recently launched a software product based on Dr. Vir Phoha's technology that helps prevent the fraudulent use of digital identities," says Kordal.

"As we look toward the future, we are excited about the prospect of additional Louisiana Tech-based products being launched into the marketplace and the positive impact they will make on our society."

The inventions at Louisiana Tech are capturing the attention of entrepreneurs, established companies and other potential partners and collaborators from around the nation.

"This is just another of a long line of examples of how Louisiana Tech has gained a strong reputation for innovation within the business community," states Kordal. "There are many programs and departments here at Tech are regarded as highly valuable assets within the community."

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Dave Guerin

318-257-4854

Copyright © Louisiana Tech University

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientific breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: Researchers from Singapore and Québec Team Up to Develop Next-Generation Materials to Power Electronic Devices and Electric Vehicles February 28th, 2015

First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life: Berkeley Lab research provides comprehensive description of ultra-small bacteria February 28th, 2015

Leti to Offer Updates on Silicon Photonics Successes at OFC in LA February 27th, 2015

Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics February 27th, 2015

Academic/Education

NanoTecNexus Launches New App for Learning About Nanotechnology—STEM Education Project Spearheaded by Interns February 26th, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE Researchers and Corporate Partners to Present Forty Papers at Globally Recognized Lithography Conference: SUNY Poly CNSE Research Group Awarded Both ‘Best Research Paper’ and ‘Best Research Poster’ at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015 forum February 25th, 2015

KIT Increases Commitment in Asia: DAAD Funds Two New Projects: Strategic Partnerships with Chinese Universities and Communi-cation Technologies Network February 22nd, 2015

Minus K Technology Announces Its 2015 Vibration Isolator Educational Giveaway to U.S. Colleges and Universities February 18th, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics February 27th, 2015

Untangling DNA with a droplet of water, a pipet and a polymer: With the 'rolling droplet technique,' a DNA-injected water droplet rolls like a ball over a platelet, sticking the DNA to the plate surface February 27th, 2015

Real-time observation of bond formation by using femtosecond X-ray liquidography February 26th, 2015

Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy: University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells February 26th, 2015

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

New Paper-like Material Could Boost Electric Vehicle Batteries: Researchers create silicon nanofibers 100 times thinner than human hair for potential applications in batteries for electric cars and personal electronics February 20th, 2015

Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni February 9th, 2015

Graphenea granted patent on graphene transfer February 9th, 2015

Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU February 6th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE