Technology Ventures Office News

Novo Nordisk Research Funding Opportuntity

December 15, 2014

Brown University and affiliated hospitals are among a select group of US academic and medical research institutions eligible to apply for research funding offered by Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes innovation.


Body Labs' 3D Human Body Modeling Technology to be used by the U.S. Army in the Development of Specialty Armor for Women

December 8, 2014 

Company’s state-of-the-art digital body modeling technology attracts two-year contract with U.S. Army’s Integrated Warrior Systems to power the development of numerous tools and capabilities for producing better fitting and performing equipment and clothing.


Body Labs raises $2.2 Million in Seed Funding to Transform the Human Body into the Next Digital Platform

November 13, 2014 

Specializing in technology for analyzing human body size, shape, and motion,

Body Labs allows for the creation and customization of fully automated, 3D body models.


IP Issues in Startups: War (and Victory) Stories - What Mistakes We Need to Avoid.

November 14, 2014

TVO hosted interactdive IP expert panel discussion around real-life war and victory IP stories providing both business and legal perpectives. 


Neon Labs Raises $4.1M to Figure Out the Subconscious Appeal of Images

July 15, 2014 | PRNewswire

Neon Labs has technology that automatically extracts images from a video, ranks them and immediately begins testing them to see which ones are best at attracting online clicks.


New Incubator Lab Space Helps Academic Spinouts

April 28, 2014 |

Ryon Technologies, a Brown spin-out, and ProThera Biologics are the first tenants in the commercial lab space, created by Slater Technology Fund, in partnership with Fuji Film, to fill a critical gap in the innovation ecosystem in Rhode Island.


A Better Water Wing to Harvest Tidal Energy

March 17, 2014 |

A research group at Brown, led by Shreyas Mandre, assistant professor of engineering, is developing a hydrofoil — a water wing — as a means to harvest tidal energy.


New Tech Allows Anyone to Have a 3D Doppelgänger

March 5, 2014 | PRWeb

Body Labs, Inc. has developed technology to easily create highly accurate and realistic avatars that can mimic the entire range of human motion based on research from Brown and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.


Royalties from Research Patents on the Rise
March 4, 2014 | Brown Daily Herald
The University’s gross licensing income — total royalties from research patents — rose approximately 44 percent to $2.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

This Business Wants to Take Dirty Money to the Cleaners
Feb. 9, 2014 | PBN

Nabil Lawandy, head of Spectra Systems Corp. and former Brown faculty member, has developed a new technique for cleaning grimy money that is gathering attention for its potential to save taxpayers billions of dollars.


Brown Roots for Company, Funding
Sept. 27, 2013 | Providence Journal
Ocean State Angels, a seed-stage investment group, recently contributed an undisclosed amount to  Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company formed on the basis of 25 years of research by Justin Fallon, a Brown University professor of medical science. Read more.


New Funding for Startup Using Cognitive & Brain Science
April 3, 2013  | Carnegie Mellon

Neon, a startup based on technology licensed from Brown, has secured more funding to continue developing a product that automatically selects the most visually appealing frame from a stream of online video to be used as the video's thumbnail. Neon's product is one of the first to use cognitive and brain sciences to increase audience engagement. Read more.


Brown, Hospitals Strike IP Agreements

March 25, 2013 | Brown University

TVO will help manage and market select biomedical discoveries and inventions generated by researchers at Lifespan. IP management and commercialization services have also been expanded to all hospitals within Care New England. Read more.


Nabsys Secures New Funding for Commercial Launch

March 13, 2013 | Nabsys

Founded by scientists at Brown, Nabsys received funding this spring to support the commercial launch of a positional sequencing system for use in genome assembly and finishing and in analysis of structural variation in genomes. The new system will help genomic researchers to assemble short DNA sequences and to analyze structural variation in a high-throughput way. Read more.


PharmLogic and Brown Enter into License and Sponsored Research Agreements
Feb. 6, 2013 | PharmLogic
Brown chemistry professor Jason Sello has received funding from PharmLogic for his research and work in developing new antibacterial agents. Read more.


Microtissues and Sigma-Aldrich Sign Supply and Distribution Agreement for 3D Petri Dish
Dec. 6, 2012 | Microtissues Inc.
Brown licensee, Microtissues and Sigma-Aldrich signed a Supply and Distribution Agreement for the worldwide sales and marketing of the 3D Petri Dish. Read more.


Patent royalty income on the rise for U.
Sept 28, 2012 | Brown Daily Herald

The income the University earned as a result of patent royalties stemming from its research increased from 2011 to 2012. Read more.

Partnership Aims to Find New Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome and Autism
Aug 7, 2012 | Seaside Therapeutics
Seaside Therapeutics, a licensee of mGluR5 patents invented at Brown and Emory Universities, recently completed a licensing deal with Roche to advance new treatments for Fragile X Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Read more.


Building a better battery via technology crowdsourcing
March 15, 2012 | TVO
Brown is one of the first participants to join Allied MindStorm, an open innovation website that invites the public to brainstorm new commercial applications. Read more.


New Research Grant from Johnson & Johnson
March 6, 2012 | TVO
Brown received a grant from the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science & Technology (COSAT) for research projects with the potential to benefit patients and healthcare. Read more.

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