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How New Cervical Cancer Screening Technology Could Save the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Women

On World Cancer Day, Global Good and QuantuMDx have announced a new partnership to develop a rapid, low-cost and mobile diagnostic test that could make a tremendous difference in the global fight against cervical cancer. 

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Invention Science Fund Partnering with NAMIC to Create New 3D Printing Technologies

There’s hardly an industry 3D printing doesn’t promise to revolutionize. From rocket engine injectors to life-like prosthetics, it’s undeniable that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a huge field of technological opportunity. 

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Behind the Breakthrough: Manan Shukla on AI Shield

Last year, Behind the Breakthrough profiled Manan Shukla, an associate commercialization lead at Global Good who was born in a small village in India and raised and educated in the United States. Manan has traveled extensively in some of the most impoverished regions in the world, working with farmers to understand the problems they’re facing and what technologies could help. 

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IV Partner Update: REFLX

In October 2014 IV entered into a strategic partnership with Reflx Labs to innovate new applications of Boogio and expand Reflx's IP portfolio and position. Jose Torres, the co-founder and CEO of Reflx Labs, discusses the company’s recent momentum and ongoing partnership with IV.

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Intellectual Property for Growth | Startup “Yactraq” Leans on IV to Accelerate Growth

At Intellectual Ventures we believe in the transformational power of novel ideas, and that such ideas can catalyze meaningful progress and represent true, lasting value. We believe this value can be realized in a multitude of forms and is shaped by the vision and aspirations of not only the creators of ideas, but also of those who understand their value.

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Global Good & GE Partner on Malaria Diagnostics

The key premise behind Global Good’s work is the concept of “catalytic invention.” Based on the idea that the world has the tools and inventiveness needed to solve some of humanity’s toughest problems, much of that potential remains locked behind technology or market barriers. Our focus is on developing inventions that can help address these barriers and catalyze markets that are sustainable for the long term.

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A New Way of Building

Intellectual Ventures invests in inventions that span a wide range of technologies – communications, computer hardware, security, and more. Today we rolled out a new case study and video highlighting our investment in a different kind of technology area: building construction.

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The Future of Food and Health

The future of food and health depends on our ability to solve some of the most pressing problems we face today: increasing demands on crop yields to feed an ever-increasing population, food safety, and pollution, to highlight just three of the most talked-about issues. A global investment of time, brainpower, and collaboration is needed now to explore new processes, technologies, and inventions that will sustain food and health tomorrow. 

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Sustainable Invention

The world’s population is growing by roughly 200,000 people every day, in the midst of a massive global migration underway from the countryside to cities. With this much pressure on our food, water, and energy resources, Earth Day marks another important reminder of the massive investments in invention needed to make entire economies more sustainable.  

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Inventor Spotlight: Griff Neal

Griff Neal, U.S. inventor and CEO of Encap Technologies, a company that designs and manufactures small motors, watched a growing number of customers break their contracts and move business to overseas manufacturers that incorporated Encap’s inventions without proper licenses. Not wanting to undertake costly and time-intensive legal action against former customers suspected of IP infringement, Neal approached Intellectual Ventures for help and, in 2012, sold Encap’s intellectual property to IV.

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Reinventing Irrigation

Surely irrigation technology is among the original “killer apps,” building entire civilizations upon its technical advances. But the increasing scarcity or changes to our water resources requires new thinking about technology that is thousands of years old. 

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A ‘Steak’ in Invention

The Australian and New Zealand office of Intellectual Ventures has been in operation for over four years. There have been many highlights: hundreds of inventions sourced, relationships with 4 of Australia's top academic institutions, 5 Platinum inventors (inventors with 10 or more selections in one calendar year), four commercial deals and a raft of other achievements which I hope to elaborate upon in future blogs this year. 

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Robotic VISION Technologies and Intellectual Ventures Enter into Strategic Partnership

Today we announced a partnership with Robotic Vision Technologies, the latest in a series of collaborations we have announced with innovative small or medium sized companies. All of our partners in these collaborations have at least one thing in common: the best technology in their respective industries. 

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Forward-looking Partner in China

As my colleague Yan Sheng highlighted in his recent post, Invention East-West, Chinese companies are quickly catching up with their peer companies around the world. Several Chinese companies are also taking on challenging projects and investing and making long-term commitments in and for the developing world. One such company is AUCMA, one of China's leading refrigeration companies and our partner in the commercialization of Global Good's vaccine storage invention for use in developing countries. 

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The Invention is Just the Start

Today, Seattle-based Visualant announced their new collaboration with Intellectual Ventures (IV). Visualant makes the ChromaID hand-held scanner and its accompanying software that uses LEDs and photodiodes to scan materials and get a unique signature. When this signature is matched against existing databases, the Visualant products can be used to detect markers invisible to the human eye. 

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Invention Capital at Work: Raisio

Today we rolled out a new case study and video highlighting our work with Raisio, the largest grain processor in Finland and one of Europe's leading food companies. We first announced our collaboration with Raisio back in April of this year. 

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Sustainable and Economical – The Magic Equation.

Environmental sustainability not only helps companies feel they are doing their part, it can also make good economic sense. At Intellectual Ventures, we agree with this analysis and have already made a variety of investments in inventions and technologies, while collaborating with companies that have environmentally friendly solutions for a range of existing problems. 

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Intellectual Ventures Partners With the World's Most Innovative Companies

Just this week, Intellectual Ventures announced a new strategic partnership with Zecotek Photonics Inc., a Canadian company that makes imaging, laser, and 3-D display products for industrial, scientific, and medical applications. I am particularly excited about our collaboration with Zecotek because it highlights an aspect of IV’s business that often gets overlooked in the press and media.

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Green Fields

This week, Intellectual Ventures (IV) and one of Europe’s leading food-production companies announced the establishment of a jointly-owned company in Finland, called Benemilk Oy. In the new venture, our Invention Development Fund will partner with Raisio to develop and market new inventions and technologies that make milk production safer, more efficient and more environmentally responsible. I’m excited about the opportunity to team our expertise and 4,000-strong inventor network with a partner who can help us advance agricultural practices and address the global problem of ensuring food sufficiency.

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Kymeta Partners with Inmarsat to Deliver In-Flight Broadband

Kymeta Corporation, Intellectual Ventures’ second spin-out company, has partnered with satellite communications provider Inmarsat to develop antennas that will connect business jets to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress high-speed satellite broadband network. The light-weight, flat-panel antennas use the metamaterials technology invented by IV inventors and developed at IV Lab before Kymeta was spun out in August 2012 to commercialize it.

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McGill University and Intellectual Ventures Partner on New Inventions

Today we announced that McGill University of Canada has become the latest member of the Intellectual Ventures Global Invention Network, expanding our network of over 3,000 inventors at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Many of these institutions are among the most prestigious centers of learning around the world, including China's Peking UniversityCalifornia Institute of Technology, India's IIT Bombay, Australia's University of New South Wales, Japan's Kyushu University, and Israel's University of Haifa

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World's Biggest Paints and Coatings Company Works With IV to Source New Inventions

Today we announced that we have entered into a joint agreement with Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) to develop new technologies for the paints and coatings industry. Based in the Netherlands, AkzoNobel is the world's largest specialty paints and coatings company, and a major producer of specialty chemicals. IV will utilize its global network of more than 3,000 inventors to invent new technologies on behalf of AkzoNobel, potentially leading to commercialization in new and existing products.

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IV Partners with Caltech

Today we announced a partnership with one of the most prestigious research universities out there – Caltech.

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New Pathways to Commercialization for University Inventions

IV is based just outside of Seattle, Washington and has a lot of experience working with American companies, universities, and inventors. But something that is perhaps less known about IV is that we are also an international company. We have a network of offices and fantastic staff working with inventors, universities, and inventive companies in nine countries around the world.  Most recently, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada entered into an agreement with us to work together on the development and commercialization of new inventions.

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A look inside the partnership between University of New South Wales and Intellectual Ventures

Just this past spring, IV partnered with New South Innovations (NSi), the group responsible for commercializing research and technologies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. IV and NSi’s agreement provides financial incentives to UNSW researchers for submitting new invention ideas. We are excited about this partnership – and so is the team at NSi.

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