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Content Manager C-TRAC

I published my first written piece at age seven, when I wrote the second-grade play for my class; I have been writing ever since. I am now the Content Manager for C-TRAC and continue to create content daily on a wide variety of subjects.

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Aerospace Systems Intelligence UAS

Published Materials

Technology Transfer Plays an Increasingly Important Role in Pharmaceutical Quality Systems

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This paper explores the science of manufacturing products and how quality by design, technology transfers, and process validation play a factor in creating the desired robust product for commercialization.

University Technology Transfer: Why We Do What We Do

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Scientists make discoveries in research programs funded by government or non-profit organizations. The university tech transfer office works with companies whose resources and commercial expertise help translate these discoveries into products.

The Path to Growth: Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation Through ICT

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Only through entrepreneurship and innovation can countries enhance competitiveness, diversify their economies, and realize all the benefits of the rapidly expanding digital economy.

A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO EMERGING TECH FOR SMBS

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This report breaks down the impact artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, internet of things, and augmented and virtual reality will have on small and medium size businesses.

Leveraging Technology Transfer to Improve Access to Medicines

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With 450,000 new cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) each year resulting in 170,000 deaths, there is a clear global health imperative to find effective and sustainable solutions.

Concept to Commercialization: The Best Universities for Technology Transfer

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Innovative activities – and their commercial applications – are driving long-term economic growth in America. Universities are at the heart.

Catalyst Accelerator Opens Applications for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Innovation Cohort

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Colorado Springs, Colo. – May 30, 2018 – Aerospace and Defense incubator, accelerator, and research and development center, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation has announced it will be launching its second Catalyst Accelerator cohort, this one focused on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing technologies, beginning on September 18, 2018 and concluding on December 13, 2018. The Accelerator will be based at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in downtown Colorado Springs. A semi-residential program, the Accelerator uses the Economic Gardening Curriculum provided by the Small Business Development Center in Boulder, Colorado. 

Avoiding a lost generation

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Young entrepreneurs identify five imperatives for action

Property Rights: The Key to National Wealth and National Security

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This paper analyzes the necessary foundation of private property rights for achieving citizens’ thriving, economic prosperity through both individual flourishing and industrial competitiveness, and national security that preserves independence.

Technology Transfer in Computing Systems

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Technology Transfer in Computing Systems

Can entrepreneurial success be predicted?

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Benchmarking the motivations of successful entrepreneurs and business builders

The Age of the Entrepreneur: Demographics and Entrepreneurship

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This paper looks at how age-related demographic changes in the United States will affect entrepreneurship and recommends possible policy responses.

Exemplar Practices for Department of Defense Technology Transfer

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The broad goal of this assessment was to identify exemplar practices for technology transfer recommended by Department of Defense laboratory staff, DoD Offices of Research and Technology Applications, DoD legal staff, and other stakeholders.

CyberWorx #RMFNext Sprint to Focus on Accelerating and Improving Risk Management Processes

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The Corporate Innovation Ecosystem: Understanding the Players, Tensions, and Key Strategic Questions

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Why is corporate innovation so difficult? A broad coalition of players, inside and outside of your organization, must be aligned for real innovation to take hold—and the different constituencies don’t always share the same motivations and incentives.

C-TRAC’S PNT TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE A ROUSING SUCCESS

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C-TRAC ANNOUNCES NEW “COLLIDER” SERIES OF FREE TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING EVENTS AT THE CATALYST CAMPUS

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The Public Is Invited to the Inaugural Collider Event for Snacks, Speakers and Socializing 

Encouraging IPR & KT Good Practices in the Caribbean Region

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The objective of the IPICA project is to enhance the effectiveness of STI frameworks and reinforce innovation capacities in the Caribbean to empower the application of scientific knowledge for greater energy access & efficiency.

Women Entrepreneurs: Passion, Purpose and Perserverance

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To better understand the perspectives of female entrepreneurs. KPMG LLP asked key questions in a recent survey of 204 women business founders and leaders from companies on the Inc. 5000 list.

In the Public Interest: Nine Points to Consider in Licensing University Technology

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These Nine Points to Consider were carefully crafted by leadership at 12 institutions from across the U.S. They illustrate suggested practices to be utilized across university technology transfer activities.

Catalyst Accelerator Kicks Off Intensive 12-Week Journey

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“#PNTNext” Design Sprint, Hosted by Air Force CyberWorx and C-TRAC at United States Air Force Academy, Seeks Industry Partners

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January 25, 2018 -- C-TRAC, the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization, is seeking industry partners for the CyberWorx #PNTNext week-long design sprint, planned for February 26 through March 2, 2018 at the United States Air Force Academy. 

Growing and sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems: What they are and the role of government policy

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Entrepreneurial ecosystems represent a conceptual framework designed to foster economic development via entrepreneurship, innovation and small business growth. They can play a key role in the achievement of economic growth targets

Tech News: FLC Celebrates American Innovation At 2018 National Meeting In Philadelphia

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The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is coming to the birthplace of American innovation for its 2018 national meeting. Technology transfer (T2) and industry professionals from businesses and federal laboratories across the nation will come together to learn, share, and form valuable connections in Philadelphia on April 24 – 28 at the Loews Hotel.

AUTM FY2016 Licensing Survey

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Technology News -The AUTM FY 2016 Annual Licensing Activity Survey provides a measure of the current state of U.S. economic activity that is driven by research & development taking place at U.S. academic institutions.

Making Technology Transfer Painless

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Taking a potential molecular or biological entity from research and development to market can be challenging for even the most experienced life sciences companies.

America’s Voice on Small Business

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There is an entrepreneurial hunger in America today especially amongst our youngest generations—who have vision, ideas, and creativity.

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement

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The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2018. The Phase I Release 2 FOA, with approximately $16 million in available funding, will provide funding for innovations that address multiple research and development programs throughout DOE, including the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

2016 Air Force Technology Transfer Success Stories

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Linking Technology with the Mission and the Marketplace - 2016

Acquisition Reform to Enable Military Effectiveness

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Can we continue to equip our military forces with the capabilities that they need to counter varied and rapidly-changing threats? Affordably? In order to answer yes to both of these questions, the DoD must make changes to its acquisition system.

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has issued the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2018.  The Phase I Release 2 FOA, with approximately $16 million in available funding, will provide funding for innovations that address multiple research and development programs throughout DOE:

2017 Air Force Technology Transfer Success Stories

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Linking Technology with the Mission and the Marketplace - 2017

Global Cities 2017: Leaders in a World of Disruptive Innovation

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A. T. Kearney's latest analysis takes a look at the world's most influential cities as well as those that are likely to become more important on the world stage.

Unlocking the Female Economy: The Path to Entrepreneurial Success

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Explores the evolving landscape of female entrepreneurship. By examining the traits of male and female business owners and leaders, we uncover what can be done to create an environment which will support women to launch and grow their own businesses.

C-TRAC Nominated as Finalist in Colorado Business Roundtable Collaboration in Industry Awards

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – C-TRAC, the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization, has been nominated as a finalist in the Technology category of the Collaboration in Industry Awards, a gala luncheon to be held Thursday, December 7th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Cable Center in Denver. 

Space Situational Awareness - DIUx - Submit Solution Briefs

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DIUx is accepting solution briefs (https://www.diux.mil/work-with-us/companies/cso-solution-brief) in response to the solicitation(s) below during the indicated time periods. Submissions received after indicated time periods will not be considered. Submissions accepted from 11/7/2017 09:00 to 11/21/2017 17:00 PT

DHS S&T Announces Biometric Technology Rallies

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is initiating a series of Biometric Technology Rallies to support industry innovation and advance technologies that support DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) operations.  The results of these rallies will be used by DHS to inform planning activities, shared with industry participants to improve product capabilities, and shared with researchers to enable the development of next-generation capabilities.

Marines Want a Truck-Mounted Rocket-Launcher that Fits in an Osprey

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Marine Corps is on the hunt for an uber-compact rocket launcher system capable of raining down suppressive fire on the enemy, then flying away in a V-22 Osprey or CH-53K King Stallion.

$1.9 million U.S. Army award will help Wichita State accelerate new technologies

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Wichita State University has signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) to support a two-year, $1.9 million effort focused on fostering new research and development collaborations to advance military technology and move it more quickly into the hands of Army users.

Air Force releases call to industry for directed energy experimentation as part of flight plan

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The Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office recently released a request for information to industry as part of market research analyses in support of an upcoming experimentation demonstration using directed energy technology to counter unmanned aircraft systems.