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Pura vida from Costa Rica!

Friday, May 1, 2015
Hello! My name is Mauricio and during the month of April, I was a visiting scholar at UNHInnovation. I work as a licensing manager for the University of Costa Rica (UCR)’s Office for the Management and Transfer of Knowledge for Innovation (PROINNOVA), which serves as its intellectual property licensing office, akin to UNHInnovation’s role in the University of New Hampshire (UNH). This visit is part of a relationship between the UNH and the UCR that started in 2013 when we invited UNH’s School of Law (UNHLaw)’s professors William Murphy and John Orcutt to visit the UCR and impart a... Read More
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Creative Works Symposium at UNH

Monday, March 30, 2015
As a UNH graduate student, I have been interning with UNHInnovation (UNHI) to learn more about copyright law and the future of intellectual property. My research has culminated in a graduate studies project, a Creative Works Symposium. The goal of this project is to better inform faculty and students about the impact of intellectual property rights on universities and to answer questions faculty or students may have in regards to intellectual property, including copyright and trademark laws. Read More
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Commercialization? Not me!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
One of the elements of my job that I really enjoy is presenting to UNH faculty, staff, and students about technology transfer. What is it? Why do we do it? How do we do it? Over the years, a common reaction to these questions has been: “Why do I need to care about commercialization?” “I’m not interested in it, and it’s not right for my work nor for me.” Rather than being a conversation stopper, this creates the perfect opening for a discussion about why commercialization is absolutely right for you. A few basics first and then I’ll get to “why you:” Read More
Quaterrylene Synthesizing Process

Seeking Partners to Commercialize One-Step Process for Synthesizing Quaterrylene

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Quaterrylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon (essentially a small piece of graphene) with many applications in organic photovoltaics, organic thin-film transistors, and organic light emitting diodes due to its photophysical and semiconducting properties. Despite the unique value of quaterrylene, the current availability of quaterrylene is limited. Existing methods of synthesizing quaterrylene are expensive, time consuming, and result in low yields. In addition, these methods are only suitable for small-scale reactions. Read More
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Recruiting Made Simple at UNH...Finally.

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The University of New Hampshire has a massive campus, with hundreds of departments, several different career contacts, and thousands of faculty, and while that may benefit our 15,000 students, we understand that it hasn’t always made our local recruiters’ lives very easy. So, this one is for you human resources! Thanks for hanging in there. – The UNH Career Center The best way to start recruiting, regardless of whether you’re seeking an intern, an entry-level recent graduate, or a more experienced alumnus, is to post, attend, and get involved. Here’s how. Read More
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Welcoming Cassie Simmons and Andrew Schmid to UNHI

Thursday, January 1, 2015
UNHInnovation (UNHI) has worked with the UNH School of Law since 2010 to bring law school student interns into our office to gain technology transfer experience within a higher education setting. This year, we are very pleased to welcome Cassie Simmons and Andrew Schmid to the office. Andrew and Cassie started on June 2, 2014 and will work with us over the course of the next year. Both interns have just completed their 1L year (first year of law school). Read More
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UNH Start-up Launches New App for the Spiceworks App Center

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Obliterase, Inc., UNH’s most recent start-up company, launched its data erasure and decommissioning app as a fully integrated product within the Spiceworks App Center earlier this year. Read More
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The UNH Instrumentation Center Hosts Open House

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The UNH Instrumentation Center (UIC) held an open house in October to celebrate the opening of UNH’s new Imaging Core facility, and to spread the word about the recent acquisition of a Tescan Lyra Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM). Read More
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The 2014 Innovators' Dinner

Thursday, January 1, 2015
UNHInnovation hosted the annual Innovators’ Dinner on October 9th to celebrate the intellectual property achievements of the past year. Faculty, staff, and students gathered in Huddleston Hall to recognize the collective hard work that resulted in 124 license agreements, 68 innovation disclosures, six patents filed, six patents issued, two trademarks registered, over $500,000 in royalty income, and upcoming initiatives geared towards entrepreneurial creation, development, and support. Read More
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Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

Thursday, January 1, 2015
This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office. Read More