Save the Date: NSF I-Corps Short Course

Syracuse University will again host a free NSF I-Corps Short Course – October 11-25, 2019, Syracuse University Bird Library

The NSF I-Corps Short Course is an interactive entrepreneurial training program for faculty, staff and student researchers to identify potential customers as well as new ways to apply their current or future research to solve real-life challenges.

The course schedule is as follows; all sessions will be held in Syracuse University Bird Library:

Session 1:  Friday, October 11, 2019 – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. – In Person Meeting

Session 2:  Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – In Person Meeting

Session 3:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – On-Line

Session 4:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – On-Line

Session 5:  Friday, October 25, 2019 – 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. – In Person Meeting

Additional information about the I-Corps Short Course can be found on the Syracuse University News WebsiteUNY I-Corps Node Website.  The application is now on the UNY I-Corps Node website.  All faculty, staff and student researchers who are interested are encouraged to apply.

Third Annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp – October 3-4, 2019

This year’s Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY on Thursday – Friday, October 3-4, 2019.  Sessions will include:  Business Model Canvas, IP, University Models Supporting Successful Commercialization, Manufacturing, Startup Company Journey, Business Development, Sales Channels and Funding Life cycle.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Peter Boatwright, Co-Founder and Director of Integrated Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Co-hosted by: Innovation Resource Center, Empire State Development and CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University

Registration is requried and is $10.00 per person.  Agenda and registration information can be found at the CNY Biotech Accelerator website.

SBIR Road Tour – Albany, NY – September 17, 2019

This is a national outreach effort to connect entrepreneurs to the country’s largest source of early stage funding (over $3 Billion) – SBIR/STTR Programs.  Known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide funding to small businesses each year in a variety of technology areas.

The Road Tour will stop at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, NY on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  Participating Federal Agency Managers will be available for one-on-one meetings.  The following agencies are expected to send a program manager/representative:

  • U.S. Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Defense – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Defense – Navy (DON)
  • Department of Defense – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Department of Defense – Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • DoD Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical & Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD)
  • Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

Additional information on this program is available at the NY Small Business Development website.  Entrepreneurs and researchers interested in attending are required to register.  Registration is also required to schedule a meeting with an agency representative.  Registration is $25.00 per person.


Congratulations to Inventors – 14 Patents Issued During 2018-2019 Academic Year!

The Office of Technology Transfer congratulates the researchers who have had patents issue during the 2018-2019 academic year.

It is an accomplishment to see a patent ultimately issue from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  We wish to thank the current and former Syracuse University researchers for their commitment and recognize this accomplishment.

Please note:  Patents and patent applications are added to Experts@Syracuse quarterly, soon after they are made public.  They are listed in the “Research Output” section.

This list represents 14 patents issued affiliated with the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, and the School of Information Studies.

Polysialic Acid-Polycaprolactone Micelles for Drug Delivery
Inventor: Rebecca Bader – Patent Number: 10,022,324
Issue Date: July 17, 2018

Reversible Shape Memory Polymers Exhibiting Ambient Actuation Triggering
Inventor: Patrick Mather – Patent Number: 10,040,909
Issue Date: August 7, 2018

Conformable Reversible Adhesives with Shape Memory Assisted Delamination
Inventors: Patrick Mather, Jaimee Marie Robertson – Patent Number: 10,081,746
Issue Date: September 28, 2018

Coagonists of Glucagon-like Peptide 1 Receptor and Neuropeptide Y2 Receptor
Inventors: Robert Doyle, Ron Bonaccorso – Patent Number: 10,111,932
Issue Date: October 30, 2018

Triple Shape Memory Composite Foams
Inventors: Patrick Mather, Richard Baker, Hossein Birjandi Nejad – Patent Number: 10,125,233
Issue Date: November 12, 2018

Furnace with an Integrated Flame Assisted Fuel Cell for Combined Heating and Power
Inventors: Jeongmin Ahn, H. Ezzat Khalifa – Patent Number: 10,170,780
Issue Date: January 1, 2019

Self-Replenishing Boundary Lubrication in Hydrogels Using Zwitterionic Polymers
Inventors: Michelle Blum, Patrick Mather, Allen Osaheni – Patent Number: 10,220,118
Issue Date: March 5, 2019

Diversity Combining of Non-Coherently Modulated LDPC Codes in Wireless Communication
Inventors: Biao Chen, Fangfang Zhu, Kapil Borle, Yu Zhao – Patent Number: 10,243,696
Issue Date: March 25, 2019

Heat-Curling Polymeric Needle for Safe Disposal
Inventors: Patrick Mather, Pine Yang – Patent Number: 10,252,009
Issue Date: April 9, 2019

An Electricity and Syngas Co-Generation System Using Porous Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Inventors: Jeongmin Ahn, Ryan Milcarek, Pingying Zeng, Kang Wang – Patent Number: 10,283,794
Issue Date: May 7, 2019

Improved Piezoelectric Sensors and Quartz Crystal Monitors
Inventors: James Spencer, Fritz Schlereth – Patent Number: 10,295,504
Issue Date: May 21, 2019

Automatic Fall Detection by a Wearable Camera
Inventors: Senem Velipasalar, Mauricio Casares, Akhan Almagambetov – Patent Number: 10,306,135
Issue Date: May 28, 2019

Website Authentication Using an Internet Connected Device
Inventors: Yang Wang, Natã Barbosa – Patent Number: 10,326,759
Issue Date: June 18, 2019

Universal DNA Profiling
Inventors: Michael Marciano, Molly Cadle-Davidson – Patent Number: 10,329,609
Issue Date: June 25, 2019


Save the Date: New York State Innovation Summit

When:  Monday – Tuesday, October 7-8, 2019

Where:  Rochester Convention Center, Rochester, NY

FuzeHub is hosting a New York State Innovation Summit in Collaboration with Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) in Rochester.  Learn about the technologies that are defining new generations of products and manufacturing capabilities.  Researchers can showcase their own successes leveraging advanced technologies, and learn how innovators and entrepreneurs are thriving in New York.

To learn more and/or register to exhibit, visit the Innovation Summit Website.

Attention Syracuse University Inventors

Plan Early for Publications and Presentations

It is never too early to contact our office to discuss protecting the intellectual property that has been created by the researchers at Syracuse University.  With the lead time needed to analyze invention disclosures and pursue patent protection (if warranted), inventors are encouraged to finalize invention disclosures as soon as possible, especially inventors that plan to present at conferences or finalize publication submissions during the fall semester of 2019.  Please contact our office with any questions regarding upcoming technology disclosures.