Five Tips for Bringing Your Invention to Life

  New or old to the invention process, learning how to take your invention from concept to completion is essential in creating something that is successful in the commercial market. With the millions of new inventions hitting the market every year, it is important to know how to create something that can stand out amongst the crowd. This is where …

National Science Foundation promotes academic-industry collaborations

Collaborations among academic research institutions and industry is being readily stimulated by the National Science Foundation’s GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) program. The Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry program is a research proposal that aims to provide a stimulus for academia and industrial partnerships, in an effort to improve economic growth and societal impact within …

Clemson research foundation welcomes new technology commercialization officer

The Clemson University Research Foundation is pleased to introduce Dr. Alan Alfano, the newest member of the CURF team.  Dr. Alfano will be working as a Technology Commercialization Officer (TCO) with Clemson inventors on biomedical, bioengineering, and life sciences technologies, among others. Alan completed a dual BS degree from Towson University (Molecular Biology/Chemistry) in 2009, and subsequently earned his Ph.D. …

Clemson University researchers received 15 patents in 2017

Among the 15 patents issued to Clemson University researchers in 2017 were technologies for monitoring and controlling electric power systems, Cartesian robotic printers, lockable knee implants and composite membranes for hydrogen separation. Inventors, entrepreneurs and university representatives gathered recently to honor Clemson University’s top inventors and patent recipients during the annual Patent Award Ceremony hosted by the Clemson University Research Foundation …

Clemson research foundation names executive director

A seasoned business executive and product-development professional has been tapped to lead the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). As CURF executive director, Chris Gesswein is charged with commercializing innovative Clemson technology and intellectual property and nurturing private-sector partnerships that will advance scientific discovery at Clemson and support economic growth. Gesswein, who joined CURF in 2014 as director of licensing for …

Featured Inventor: Dr. John DesJardins

  John DesJardins Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Director of Bioengineering Abroad Programs Dr. John Desjardins is the founder of the Clemson University Retrieval of Explants Program and Registry in Orthopaedics (CU-REPRO), which is a regional repository that collects and studies explanted total joint devices. He also serves as the Director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering at Clemson University, and …

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to CURF’s quarterly newsletter! Our goal is to keep you informed of the latest innovation and/or inventions emanating from the Clemson University Research Enterprise. To view our Fall 2017 Newsletter, click here. Subscribe to our Newsletter * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Anniversary

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Library’s status as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) – a program administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  That calls for a celebration! To mark the occasion, representatives from the PTRC Program Office have been invited to Clemson to present a full-day program on Patents and Trademarks.  …

Clemson is in the house: Architecture team is developing a new way to build

Clemson University’s School of Architecture is developing an innovative new construction method that is gaining worldwide attention for its potential market impact in rapid, low-tech sustainable housing. Using the sim[PLY] Framing System, “With a click of the button, someone could order a custom-cut, flat-packed home online and construct it by hand with the help of their friends and neighbors in …