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Funding Opportunity – 2018 WHOI Pitchathon

By amarkova | June 15, 2018

  Calling all WHOI Innovators! Pitch your product idea before a panel of judges for a chance to win up to 75k in Proof of Concept Funding. Participants have the opportunity to be paired with an experienced Business Advisor to help them evaluate the commercial potential of their technology. This opportunity is open to WHOI…

Mentor Opportunity! 2018 WHOI Pitchathon

By amarkova | April 23, 2018

WHOI OTT is looking for experienced Business Advisors to take part in this year’s Pitchathon competition. This annual event- now a part of Innovation Month – has grown immensely since it’s first year in 2015. Each year, WHOI innovators are matched with a Business Advisor to craft a pitch for their technology over the course…

WHOI Tech Transfer News

By amarkova | April 11, 2018

The 2018 TechConnect Winter Newsletter is now available. Click the image below to read more about ongoing & new mentorship opportunities, new technologies, and startup updates.    

2017 Annual Report Now Available

By | February 6, 2018

The WHOI OTT 2017 Annual Report is now available to view online. This report shows the achievements of WHOI OTT throughout the past year. We are proud of the growing entrepreneurial culture here at WHOI.  

WHOI Spins Off Local Technology Startup EOM Offshore

By | February 6, 2018

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) sold its controlling interest in EOM Offshore, a mooring systems company based on technology developed by engineers at WHOI. The company was founded as a start-up in 2010 to commercialize highly stretchable, fatigue-resistant hoses to transmit power and data to and from undersea sensors. EOM’s patented Electromagnetic Stretch Hoses connect…

Upcoming SBIR/STTR Seminar

By | October 20, 2017

Open to the public- RSVP appreciated to techtransfer@whoi.edu  

This Week in Innovation Month: Patent Publications

By | October 5, 2017

Did You Know? Patent applications begin life as private, confidential communications between the inventor and the Patent Office (USPTO). If continued, patent applications are published (with a few exceptions) 6 months after the Non-Provisional stage. Published patents are freely available, and easily found online. In 2017, 10 WHOI patent applications published: “Aquatic Sampler and Collection…

Third Annual WHOI Pitchathon Set to Take Place October 10th

By | September 28, 2017

Each year WHOI PIs (Principal Investigators) compete for Proof of Concept Research Funding in the WHOI Pitchathon- a competition similar in format to the popular television show “Shark Tank.” Each are given ten minutes to make their pitch followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from a panel of four judges. This year’s competition is slightly…

October is Innovation Month!

By | September 28, 2017

This October- WHOI is celebrating Innovation Month with a series of events for WHOI staff & innovators. WHOI staff- be sure to check the weekly WHOI Headlines for updates on upcoming events. WHOI Innovation Month Calendar: October 3rd: 11am – DunkWorks Tours open to WHOI staff – No RSVP required October 10th: 2-6pm – WHOI Pitchathon-…

This Week in Innovation Month: WHOI’s Celebrates Its Fastest Patent Issuances

By | September 14, 2017

Applying for and obtaining intellectual property rights is a serious endeavor- it’s ordinarily neither a short nor easy process. Currently, the average time to obtain a U.S. patent is 24.5 months (what the USPTO calls “total pendency”), however, the time can vary greatly. Among all of WHOI’s filed patents, three tie for shortest time to patent,…