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  • Key organizational changes in the Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations (OTLIR) - March 2020

    Donna Tumminello has been promoted to Associate Director of the OTLIR. In this role she is responsible for managing the technology licensing team and all activities related to invention evaluation, intellectual property strategy, and business collaborations for all new technology disclosures. 

      Additional technology licensing team changes are as follows:

    Valery Matthys has been promoted to Licensing Associate. In her new role, Valery will be responsible for ensuring that promising inventions, developed by our faculty and graduate students, lead to public benefit through successful collaborations with the business community. Valery will also develop and lead two new Technology Commercialization Assistants in invention evaluation, marketing, and the administration of intellectual property. 

    James Martino has been promoted to Licensing Specialist .  In his new role, James will be managing technology evaluation, patenting, marketing, and partnering for inventions developed by faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. James has also recently earned his U.S. Patent Agent certification as well as a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

    OTLIR is also happy to welcome our two new Technology Commercialization Assistants , Harrison Seidner and  Marcus Coleman , to the OTLIR technology licensing team.  They both are being trained in the field of technology transfer and are supporting our efforts in evaluating, protecting, and marketing SBU’s inventions.


  • Changes to the Campus Royalty Distribution: Increased Lab Share

    The royalty distribution policy has been updated to increase the lab share for royalty earned from license agreements entered into after January 1st, 2020.  The new lab share cap is $250,000. The policy can be found here.

  • ATTENTION : SBU Inventor Portal Users

    Digital Signature Requirements

    Your New Technology and Reagent Disclosures are important to us!  Once you submit your disclosure through the Inventor Portal, all SBU inventors will receive an email requesting their digital signature.  The digital signatures of all SBU inventors are imperative to the disclosure process.  Please be sure to electronically sign your disclosures when prompted by email. OTLIR cannot move forward in the evaluation process without all required signatures.  Please email  or call 631-632-9009, if you have any questions or need assistance.  We are here to help!    

  • “Attracting and Collaborating with Industry Partners” Panel Discussion - Feb. 5, 2020

    Panel Discussion_Feb On February 5, 2020, the Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations, in partnership with the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, held a panel discussion “Attracting and Collaborating with Industry Partners,” featuring seasoned SBU faculty entrepreneurs and technology developers, and moderated by Peter Donnelly, Associate VP for Technology Partnerships. The panelists offered insight into their successful collaborations with industry partners including ways to attract and nurture these important relationships for the long term.

    We will be hosting future events to help grow and mentor the Stony Brook University innovation community.

  • After Successful Seed, Qunnect Set For Ludicrous Speed - Jan. 2020

    Marking another quantum leap for cybersecure long-distance communications, a high-tech Stony Brook University startup has completed a key financing round.

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  • Codagenix Inc. has closed a $20M  Series B investment round - Jan. 13, 2020

    Codagenix Inc. , a startup launched by SBU assistant research professor Steffan Mueller and Farmingdale State College biology professor J. Robert Coleman, has closed a $20M  Series B investment round . The funding will allow the synthetic biology company, which is a resident of Broadhollow Bioscience Park, to bring its respiratory virus and influenza vaccines closer to the marketplace, move its oncology program into Phase I clinical trials, and launch two new vaccine development programs targeting neglected public health challenges.

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  • MicroRid Technologies Inc. has received Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Award  - Jan. 13, 2020

    MicroRid Technologies Inc. has received a five year, $4 million, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Award, which is administered by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

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  • SuperClean Glass has won a PowerBridgeNY Ignition Grant - Dec. 17, 2019

    A Stony Brook University start-up, SuperClean Glass, has won a $50,000 PowerBridgeNY Ignition Grant which can be applied to business start-up costs. 

    The company will use the funding to commercialize its patent-pending, self-cleaning technology that removes dust from solar panels and regains up to 95% of lost energy.

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  • Two Stony Brook Faculty Named 2019 National Academy of Inventors Fellows - Dec. 6, 2019

    Israel Kleinberg , DDS, PhD, DSc, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, and  Stanislaus S. Wong , PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, have been selected as Fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) — the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

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  • Akai Kaeru

    A Stony Brook University start-up, Akai Kaeru, executed an exclusive license agreement with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York to commercialize an interactive visualization software called the Data Concept Map which allows a user to view important multivariate data relationships simultaneously to assist with decision making.

  • Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES

    A NY Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) funded by NYSTAR, Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES ), is supporting industry-academia projects with NY companies, addressing technologies ranging from synthetic fuels to additive manufacturing and energy storage.  All of these activities shared one common goal: realizing our vision of Long Island as the ‘Valley’ of renewable energy and smart grid.

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