Ask Me Anything at TEC Innovation District

Typically when entrepreneurs encounter a business problem, they have to rely on themselves and their partners to troubleshoot a solution. While a bootstrapping, do-it-yourself ethos is what launches startup companies in the first place, it’s impossible for an early-stage company to have all the expertise required in-house.

This is where “Ask Me Anything” at TEC Innovation […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Innovation Community, TEC Clients|0 Comments

Innovation Makes Sense

Since 2013, Innovation Makes Sense (IMS) has honoured the University of Alberta researchers, their groundbreaking technologies and the commercialization community that has helped bring their innovations from out of the lab and into the world. Hosted by TEC Edmonton (the commercialization agent for the U of A), IMS features an awards ceremony that presents awards to those researchers who successfully received a patent for their technology that year, and who successfully created a spin-off company from the university. The event showcases some of the U of A’s best and brightest innovators, and their achievements that are poised to improve our quality of life and build a strong economic future for Alberta.

By |October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Technology Highlights – April 2016

Single-camera 3D image reconstruction

Computer vision has become popular for observing remote environments, whether monitoring undersea habitats, or inspecting industrial equipment.  Recovering 3D geometry of a scene using 2D images requires special camera calibration.

University of Alberta researchers have developed a new technology to calibrate and reconstruct underwater 3D images using a single camera, exploiting the triple […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Technology Management|0 Comments

RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., the University of Alberta and the University of Florida Provide Update on Collaborative Research Activities

Use of Ampakines as a Novel Therapy for Overcoming Central Respiratory Depression

Glen Rock, N.J., April 1, 2016/Globe Newswire – RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: RSPI) (“RespireRx” or the “Company”), a leader in the development of medicines for respiratory disorders, including sleep apneas and drug-induced respiratory depression, is providing an update on the Company’s collaborative research and […]

By |April 1st, 2016|TEC Clients, Technology Management|0 Comments

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Tracer 18F-FAZA: A useful companion diagnostic in several hypoxic tumors

Medical imaging based on positron emission tomography (PET) is a key element of modern patient care in oncology.  PET requires the administration of a radionuclide-containing imaging agent to the patient.  Such imaging agents are prepared in the radiopharmacies of medical imaging centres from reagent kits that are used in combination with automated synthetic units.

Recently, researchers […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Innovation Community, Technology Management|0 Comments

Technology Management Highlights (February)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

PATENTS

Polyol Synthesis from Fatty Acids and Oils

Dr. Jonathan Curtis of the University of Alberta’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science received an issued U.S. patent on December 23, 2015.

U.S. Patent No. 9,216,940 […]

By |February 11th, 2016|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

Technology Management Highlights (January)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

PATENTS

Biological Skeletal System Monitoring

US Patent 9,161,709 (Biological Skeletal System Monitoring) issued October 20th, 2015​ covers a new method and system to assess injuries, pathologies and fitness of the back and spine.  The patent […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

Technology Management Highlights (December)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW GRANTS

Microelectrode technologies for neural interfaces
University of Alberta researcher: Dr. Anastasia Elias (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering), Dr. Vivian Mushahwar (Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty […]

By |December 5th, 2015|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

Technology Management Highlights (November)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW GRANTS

Optimization of a yeast platform for biosynthesis of hexadecanol and octadecanol

The Technology Management team has helped Dr. David Stuart secure a $125,000 NSERC I2I phase I grant entitled “Optimization of a yeast platform […]

By |November 18th, 2015|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

CQuest Partners Acquires Commercial License for Next-Generation Energy Storage Technology

CQuest Partners LLC of Wellington, FL have acquired from the University of Alberta the global commercial development license to the patents and intellectual property that cover the processes that synthesize graphene-like carbon nanosheets from bio-precursors such as hemp fiber, peanut shells, and other organic matter.

Developed by Dr. David Mitlin(now of Clarkson University) and his team, […]

By |November 17th, 2015|TEC Clients|0 Comments