“The Invisible Ingredient” episode of the BBC Radio show The Food Chain features an interview with Michael Locatis on microwave assisted thermal sterilization, the federally funded R&D commercialized by 915 Labs.
The AUTM Better World Project recognized Michael Locatis and Washington State University for its collaboration in commercializing the novel food processing technology known as MATS. The Better World Project promotes public understanding of how academic research and technology transfer benefit millions of people around the world.
A massive amount of intellectual capital gets created every day from $150 billion in annual research funding allocated to federal laboratories and universities in the United States. Unfortunately, most of that intellectual capital never makes it to the market and does not generate any return on investment (ROI).
Science policy news from the American Institute of Physics reports that the Trump administration is ramping up a cross-agency effort to review and redesign policies that govern the commercialization of federally funded technologies, with the goal of increasing the returns on taxpayer investment in R&D.
AUTM’s annual licensing survey reveals that whereas the world’s tech giants may currently file the most patent applications, academic institutions may contribute more on average to the creation of business startups. This contribution is at risk, however, with university tech transfer offices filing fewer patent applications due to very limited resources.
The Global Lifestyles trends report published by Michael Vidikan at Future in Focus on ready-to-eat foods highlighted 915 Labs’ microwave assisted thermal sterilization (MATS™) as an innovative technology that will help meet global demand for convenient foods that are also healthy and delicious.
A Lux Research report points to the strength of the 915 Labs strategy to offer tolling services in order to increase adoption of the technology. Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence solutions, helping global companies identify the tech innovation opportunities that drive growth.