Business Development & Technology Transfer
The Business Development and Technology Transfer office is responsible for managing intellectual property assets, technology transfer, and licensing at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
New Ignition Grant Program
2013 Ignition Grants Have Been Awarded! The three awardees include: 1. “A High Resolution Interferometric Pressure Gauge for Deep-Sea Measurements,” by Raymond Schmitt, Jason Kapit, and Norm Farr. 2. “Mining Microbes for Novel Therapeutics to Combat Multidrug Resistance in Bacteria,” by Tracey Mincer and Kristin Whalen. 3. “Optimization of Continuous Culture Protocols for Protozoa to Detect Toxins in Drinking Water: The Final Requirement for Commercialization,” by Scott Gallager, Matthew Johnson, and John Waterbury.
The Spring 2013 Newsletter covers the three Ignition Award winners and how their ideas or inventions could be used in commercial settings; and the upcoming seminar, co-hosted with the Marine Mammal Center, on the PAMBuoy system, presented by Douglas Mundie from University of St. Andrews and Dr. Dominic Tollit from PAMBuoy.
Ignition Grant Program; Seminar series: next seminar is Dr. Douglas Mundie from St Andrews University who will discuss the PAMBuoy that can detect and classify marine mammal sounds in real time; New license to Teledyne on Andrey Morozov's sound source invention
How commercialization helps advance basic science and engineering; historical examples of technology transfer; WHOI examples of technology transfer, including Drs. Heidi Sosik and Rob Olson, Norm Farr and John Ware, and McLane Research Laboratories.
Steps towards commercializing your invention; Case study: Hanu Singh's SeaBed Technology, INC; Calendar of events