Friday, September 28, 2012

Saluki Idea Competition Awards Boosted with Sustainability Council Grant

Each of the top five teams that advances to the finals in the Saluki Idea Competition will win a cash award  and the top two will now also win grant funds from the Sustainability Council as follows:
  • Grand Prize (1): $500 cash and $600 in Sustainability Council Grant Funds*
  • Runner Up (1): $200 cash and $400 in Sustainability Council Grant Funds*
  • Honorable Mention (3): $50
*Examples of eligible expenditures for supplemental awards from the Sustainability Council include, but are not limited to, the following expenses to support development of the idea:
  • Inventory
  • Equipment
  • Property or leasehold improvements
  • Supplies
  • Marketing
  • Legal and accounting fees
  • Conference, workshop, seminar fees
  • Speakers' fees/honoraria
  • Student travel (conference, workshop, symposium, trade show, etc.)
These extra funds can help you turn your idea into a reality!  Don't wait to join, it's easy and the deadline for submissions is 1:00 p.m on October 4:  Good luck!

Meetups: Saluki Idea Competition Tailgate and Coffee Talk

Visit the Saluki Idea Competition tailgate at the SIU football game tomorrow, Saturday Sep. 29, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.  We'll be southwest of the arena in the student tailgate section, off Douglas Drive.  We have Combos, Blowpops and KitKats - you don't want to be late!;)  You can join the event on Facebook.

On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, SIU Tech Transfer (Jeff and Amy) will be at the Student Center McDonald's for the October First Tuesday Tech Tran Coffee Talk from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Anyone with questions or comments about patents, innovation, start-ups, technology transfer, or the Saluki Idea Competition please attend. Again, you can join the event on Facebook.

We hope to see you soon!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Food TODAY 12-2pm Woody Hall C227 IF....

...If you need help with the Saluki Idea Competition! Please RSVP if possible at 453-4556 or

Friday, September 21, 2012

Patent Seminar Today

Good Morning—


The "Patents, Innovation, and America Invents Act" seminar is today at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in Room 150.  Lunch is available beginning at 11:30 a.m., the program will begin at noon, and will wrap up around 1:00 p.m.  If you need to leave for class or another commitment, feel free to do so.  Mr. Bai will be available for questions until 1:30 p.m. in the same room.


This program is sponsored by—


Small Business Incubator Program

Southern Illinois Research Park

Technology Transfer Office

Illinois Small Business Development Center and International Trade Center

  at Southern Illinois University Carbondale





Director, Business Innovation and Research





1740 INNOVATION DRIVE, SUITE 103 (please note updated address)


P: 618/453 - 6754

F: 618/453 - 5040




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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This week: Thurs. and Fri. lunch meetings

  • Saluki Idea Competition "Help" session: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Woody Hall C227 (Please RSVP if you can: 453-4556 or or FB page.)
  • "Patents, Innovation and the America Invents Act" (pdf)
    Friday, September 21, 2012, Noon — 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    • Speaker: Ari M. Bai is a patent attorney for Polsinelli Shughart Law Firm. He has served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bai’s practice now involves preparing and filing of foreign and domestic patent applications in the mechanical, electrical and computer disciplines. For his full biography, please visit:
    • Pre-registration is Required; there is no charge for the event, but seating is limited. Register by phone: 618.453.6754 or by email:

Friday, September 14, 2012

SIU football tailgate tomorrow

Jeff and Amy of SIU Carbondale Technology Transfer will be at the Saluki football game tailgate from 3-6pm tomorrow, Saturday, Sep. 15.  We will have a table at the student section of the tailgate and will have snacks (and pointers for success in the Saluki Idea Competition)!  Be sure to drop by!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Patent attorney to discuss 'intellectual property'


Sent to you by Grad via Google Reader:


via The Saluki Times on 9/11/12

“Patents, Innovation and the America Invents Act†is a free presentation coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Sept. 21.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sustainability efforts expand on campus

The Tech Expo ( and the Saluki Idea Competition ( are doing our part! See very end of article.


Sent to you by Grad via Google Reader:


via The Saluki Times on 9/10/12

Sustainability is more than just a word at Southern Illinois University Carbondale -- it is a commitment.


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Monday, September 10, 2012

Free Lunch! For Saluki Idea Competition

Don't forget about our lunch meeting today!  Come eat some free food and get your questions answered.  Woody Hall, C227, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Call 453-4556 for more information.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Need help with the Saluki Idea Competition? Hungry?

There will be a lunch meeting on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at SIU's Woody Hall C227, 900 S. Normal Ave. Please join us if you have questions, are looking for teammates, or want assistance with anything else related to the Competition.  Sandwiches will be provided!  If you remember, please email us at or join the event on Facebook so we know how many sandwiches to order (or call 453-4556).

Dear SIU Alumni: Become a Mentor

Saluki Idea Competition teams could use seasoned mentors.  If you're interested, you can:

Do you have what it takes to be a mentor?  Read this for some ideas.

Crowdfunding developments

SIU is testing the waters of crowdfunding possibilities for tech transfer by starting out with crowdvoting, using the Launcht system for the Saluki Idea Competition. A recent article outlines some recent developments to the crowdfunding opportunities put forth by the JOBS Act.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tech RSO searches for hands-on work


Sent to you by Amy via Google Reader:


via The Daily Egyptian by aflynn on 9/4/12

Some Registered Student Organizations can go overlooked, but the Tech Dawgs hope to stick out among the crowd by offering free computer assistance. The Tech Dawgs, a student organization based on information technology, offers free technological support not only to on-campus groups but the Carbondale community as well. Tom Imboden, assistant professor and advisor to [...]


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tech Tran Coffee Talk: Now!

Please join us at the Student Center McDonald's!  Now till 11:00 a.m.