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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,…

TechConnect Summer 2017 Newsletter Now Available

By | August 4, 2017

Center for Marine Robotics 3rd Annual Entrepreneur’s Forum

By | June 30, 2017

July 20-21, 2017 – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution For the third year, WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics is holdings it annual Forum to highlight marine robotics-related entrepreneurs, start-ups and small companies at a Technology Showcase (7/20) and a discussion-based Leadership Forum (7/21).  There is plenty of networking time spread throughout the two days.  This year…

TechNET Spring 2017 Newsletter Now Online

By | May 10, 2017

The TechNET Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available on our News & Events Page. Stay informed on OTT happenings including new technologies, events & projects as well as licensing and patent news. If you would like to receive emails when OTT newsletters, annual reports, news, & events are published – remember to subscribe in the bottom right…

New Mentor Opportunity

By | April 12, 2017

OTT is looking for experienced business professionals to help mentor WHOI Scientists and Engineers. Each September OTT hosts a Shark Tank competition – also called the Translational Research Funding Program (TRFP). The objective of the TRFP is to provide internal funding for the production of commercial prototypes for gathering market relevant data for commercially promising…

Acoustic Buoys Incorporate EOM Stretch Hose Technology

By | March 21, 2017

A new Oceanus article discusses a mooring that utilizes EOM Offshore’s Stretch Hose Technology to detect endangered whales in the busy shipping lanes of New York Harbor. To learn more about the technology, check out a recent article published in Wave and Tidal Energy Network on Electromechanical Mooring Stretch Hoses  and head over to EOM Offshore’s website for…

EOM Stretch Hose Featured in Wave & Tidal Energy Network Magazine

By | February 6, 2017

Engineers at WHOI have spent the last 20 years developing highly compliant, fatigue-resistant mooring elements for power and data transmission –from surface to seafloor, in order to meet the challenging requirements for ocean systems. EOM Offshore (EOM) is a startup company founded in 2009 to commercialize key specialized mooring technologies resulting from that work, and remains…