Friday, March 30, 2012

First Tuesday Tech Tran Coffee Talk

The SIU Technology Transfer Program (a.k.a., Jeff and Amy) will be hosting the monthly First Tuesday Tech Transfer Coffee Talk on Tuesday, April 3, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the SIU Student Center McDonalds.  We invite you to join us for some coffee and rolls and to sit and chat with us or the group about tech transfer, inventions, patents, and innovation.  We hope to see you there.  Please take a moment to forward this information along to anyone you think might be interested.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Angel Resource Institute Tomorrow - Spots still open

Angel Resource Institute : Due Diligence
Thu, March 29, 8am – 12pm
Dunn Richmond Economic Development Center, Carbondale IL

Effective due diligence is one of the most critical steps in successful angel investing. This half day drill-down workshop takes the angel investor through the key issues which will determine major risk factors and deal breakers. The workshop emphasizes what must be confirmed, the cost of confirming, and the risk of not knowing. Workshop attendees learn what it takes to validate the plan and to define and contain the risk of investment. This course is highly interactive and includes presentations, panel discusions and case studies.

Angel Resource Institute: An In-Depth Look at Term Sheets
Thu, March 29, 1pm – 5pm
Dunn Richmond Economic Development Center, Carbondale IL

Angel investing is high risk investing. Consequently certain safeguards are understandable and appropriate. This workshop facilitate in-depth presentations and discussions of the term and conditions commonly used by angel investors in funding early stage ventures. Attendees will become familiar with a wide variety of investment terms and processes through five main sections: -Core principles and processes -Structure of company and ownership interests -Mechanics of financial terms -Investor rights provisions -Protective provisions This course will also include panel discussions from local experts. 

Pre-registration required; to register call 618 453 3805 or email sbdc@siu.eduCost: $60 per person per half day session (includes lunch and materials) $100 per person for full day of sessions (includes lunch and materials for both sessions) The link below is the flyer for the sessions:

Monday, March 26, 2012

This Fall's Tech Expo

We are in the planning stages for this fall's Technology and Innovation Expo, it's looking good!  Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for the event:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crowdsourcing for inventions

Here's a fundraising option for inventors:

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Senate Hearing Focuses on Value of Illinois Enterprise Zones in Carbondale
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The hearing was held at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University. This is the first of several hearings statewide by the new committee that was formed to evaluate and recommend next steps on enterprise zones.
Illinois lawmakers working to extend tax incentive programBloomington Pantagraph

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US House of Representatives Passes IPO Legislation

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Crowdfunding Bill Just Might Save Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fwd: Product Development and the Innovation Process for Researchers


Product Development and the Innovation Process for Researchers
An online certificate course
Register for this course here:
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Course Description:
This course will expose SBIR researchers and graduate students to technology commercialization best practices that are utilized to develop breakthrough innovative products. The main focus is to provide technology readiness and technology commercialization tools and metrics to effectively execute the end-to-end product delivery process. A key technology commercialization tool, for achieving best in class quality, schedule, cost and creating customer value, is the Time to Market (TTM) process. Effective TTM metrics management, TTM execution and TTM best-in-class-case studies will be presented. The course is arranged into two key technology commercialization categories: market attack planning and technology readiness/staging for commercialization.

Specific TTM Topics:
  • Integrated New Product Development Process – The TTM Process,
  • Market, product strategy, vision for commercializing disruptive technologies – Elements of the Market Attack Plan (MAP)
  • Technology maturity and technology commercialization best practices
  • Technology transfer best practices for extending the R&D enterprise
  • Protecting the business case - overview of strategies to build a patent portfolio
  • Technology transfer and technology commercialization case studies

Arthur M. Gooray, PhD
Product Development Manager
Eastman Kodak Company
Click here for full bio

This certificate program course is offered at the cost of $297 for all 5 online classes. For students and post-docs, the cost is $75 (with verification), please contact for more info.
Registered students who achieve 60% or greater on the final online multiple-choice test at the end of the program will be granted a Certificate of Successful Completion for this course.
Class Schedule:This workshop course is offered evenings:
Thursday, March, 22, 2012, 8:00-9:30pm ET
Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 8:00-9:30pm ET
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 8:00-9:30pm ET
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 8:00-9:30pm ET
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 8:00-9:30pm ET
Classes and Topics:
Ref Text
Comments/ Assignment
Lecture #1 Overview & Expectations
Intro to Entrepreneurship, IP & TTM. Disruptive Tech, Value Proposition, VOD
Chapters 1-2 Review syllabus
Assign: Read Ch. 1 – 2 from text.
Lecture #2 Delivering Breakthrough products – the TTM Process, MAP overview and outline Chapters 3-4 Assign: Read Chapters 3-4
Research Quality Function Deployment (QFD).
Lecture #3 Key TTM sub processes - Technology Readiness & MFG Readiness & Tech Transfer operating principles Chapters 3, 7 Carefully review lecture notes
Lecture #4 Key Product Development Tools-  Extending the Enterprise Partnership Model,  Managing for results, Problem management Chapters 6, 7, 8 Read articles on Dell's delivery model.
Lecture #5 Technology Commercialization Case Studies Chapter 9 Read MIT PPP, Dell & Harley case studies.

Instructor Bio:
Art Gooray is an experienced Engineering Executive bringing a broad set of practical technology transfer, technology commercialization, business planning and organizational learning skills to leadership roles. For over 30 years, through the use of engineering excellence best practices, he has successfully executed strategic technology transfer and technology commercialization for large companies and universities.
Art Gooray is currently a Product Development Manager at Eastman Kodak, Dayton OH.  Prior to this, for 6 years, Art was at Eastman Kodak Co., in Rochester NY, in the consumer ink jet business division, as a Senior Research Associate. Prior to this, for 19 years, Art was at the Xerox Corporation, as a Technical Program Manager.
Art's expertise is in practical execution of technology transfer, technology readiness and technology commercialization. His key responsibilities are in developing best-in-class teams to effectively execute time to market best practices, with a focus on technology transfer, technology readiness and technology commercialization. Art has developed graduate level classes on Technology Commercialization and Innovation/Entrepreneurship best practices. He is currently teaching such classes at Wright State University, school of Engineering. Art has also been an Adjunct Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Art has also helped with the establishment of Technology Transfer/Product Development centers at universities.
In addition, for over twenty years, Art has been the Industry Key Executive to a Historical Black College and University (HBCU), Howard University. He has also managed a pilot program to successfully transfer technology from government lab (Sandia National Lab) to industry commercialization business unit (Xerox). Additionally, he has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive by forming an international engineering consulting company (Skanda USA, LLC) with partnerships in the USA, India and South Africa (no longer active). In addition, Art is a board member of the nation's Global Innovation Forum Brain Thrust (
Art received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Math from Howard University in Washington DC, an MS in Engineering Physics from University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. Art has over 20 external publications and received over 40 patents.
Art has received many speaking awards at HBCU's and received honors from HBCU's for his innovations in developing technology transfer/commercialization and entrepreneurship knowledge centers.
Lecture Notes: The power point lectures will be posted online and they are based on 30 years practical technology commercialization experiences; and thus, they will enhance the materials in the reference text book. The lectures are organized according to the TTM process, which is slightly different order than the text book.
Reference Textbook: Creating Breakthrough Products: Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval, Jonathan Cagan and Craig M. Vogel, Prentice Hall, 2002.

DURATION: Each session is 90-minutes with 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE: Log in to with your NCET2 username and password. If you do not have an NCET2 username and password go to this link: Once you have logged in proceed to the course page to register for this course.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email before the course. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.
QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.
SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on the course page. You have to be a registered attendee to access the presentations and video. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.
If you are unable to view this announcement or have questions about the course, please email us at

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The email address on our list is
National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 140, Washington, DC, 20006. 

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Fwd: Coffee and Rolls Tomorrow Morning

Hi Everyone,

Please drop in and see us tomorrow morning, Tuesday March 6, at the SIU Student Center. We're hosting an informal gathering at the McDonald's from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for university inventors and those interested in university innovation and technology transfer.  Bring your comments, questions, and suggestions, and we'll bring the rolls and refreshments.

Kind regards,
SIU Technology Transfer Program:
SIU Tech Tran Quarterly Newsletter
SIU Tech Tran on Facebook
SIU Tech Tran on Twitter
SIU Tech Tran Google+ Page
SIU Annual Technology and Innovation Expo
SIU Student and Community Inventors
Amy McMorrow Hunter, Technology Transfer Specialist (618) 453-4556
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Woody Hall C-218-219 | Mail Code 4709
900 S. Normal St. | Carbondale, Illinois 62901

SIU Technology Transfer Program:
SIU Tech Tran Quarterly Newsletter
SIU Tech Tran on Facebook
SIU Tech Tran on Twitter
SIU Tech Tran Google+ Page
SIU Annual Technology and Innovation Expo
SIU Student and Community Inventors
Jeff Myers, Senior Technology Transfer Specialist, (618) 453-4511
Amy McMorrow Hunter, Technology Transfer Specialist (618) 453-4556
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Woody Hall C-218-219 | Mail Code 4709
900 S. Normal St. | Carbondale, Illinois 62901