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Building on the Foundations of Innovation

Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2017) - The new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® (18:4) (Full Text) highlights papers from the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): "Building on the Foundations of Innovation." The NAI Annual Conference, held last year on April 14 and 15, 2016, in Washington, DC, provides an annual forum for celebrating academic invention and inventors, recognizing and encouraging invention, and enhancing the visibility of university and non-profit research. This issue contains a special conference section and a general section.


University investment in technology transfer start-ups benefits both the university and the community

Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2017) - When universities engage in technology transfer, the process of commercializing the innovations and inventions of academic faculty members, "seed capital" to fund start-up companies often comes from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from outside of the university system. These necessary funds have far-reaching effects and benefits; however, additional benefits, both for the community and the institution, can be realized when the seed capital comes from the innovation and invention-founding academic institutions. "University Seed Capital Programs: Benefits Beyond the Loan," a paper outlining these benefits, has been published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® (Full Text).


What is innovation, and how can we awaken its dormant traits and cultivate them?

Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2017) - What innovation is and how it can be cultivated are two of the compelling questions raised in a paper exploring the potential for fostering innovation in students in the new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® (Full Text)


New research on outcomes and advances in assistive technologies

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2016) - The current special topic issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors (18:2-3), titled “Outcomes and Advances in Assistive Technologies for Rehabilitation,” contains peer-reviewed articles covering a broad range of research related to assistive technologies, including systematic reviews, clinical research, outcome measures, and innovative techniques and interventions. In addition, this issue features a USPTO commentary on the Cancer Moonshot and the NAI Fellow Profile featuring Dr. Robert S. Langer.


Are prosthetic interventions for transtibial amputees cost effective?

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2016) - Patients with serious lower leg trauma have two main care options: limb preservation or transtibial amputation (TTA) with the subsequent use of a prosthesis, or artificial limb. This study, "Economic Evaluations of Interventions for Transtibial Amputations," takes on the task of defining the largely unknown economic aspects of TTA, including the cost-effectiveness of prosthesis use within three topical areas: care models, prosthetic treatment, and prosthetic sockets.


Innovations in neuroimaging lead to important medical applications to aid clinicians

TAMPA, Fla. (May 24, 2016) - The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors, Volume 18, Number 1 (all open access), is devoted to the evolution of neuroimaging technology, with seven articles chronicling the latest advances in this critical area. Read more...


PET imaging with special tracer can detect and diagnose early Alzheimer's disease

TAMPA, Fla. (May 24, 2016) - The effort to find ways to detect and diagnose preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) has taken a big step forward with the use of positron emission tomography (PET), a "nuclear medicine" for imaging processes in the body, when PET is used with a special 'tracer' that binds to the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a characteristic cause of AD. Read more...


NAI conference spotlights the innovation process

Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 8, 2016) - The current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors has a special section devoted to presentations from the Fourth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) held March 19-20, 2015, at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Read more...


APLU task force supports tech transfer for tenure & promotion in academia

Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 8, 2016) - Building on the results of a survey circulated to U.S. and Canadian universities to understand current approaches for defining technology transfer activities and recognizing them as part of faculty performance assessments, a task force of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has made recommendations for just how universities might go about taking into account the value of technology transfer and concomitant social benefits as part of tenure and promotion considerations. Read more...


Louisiana Tech researchers study prevalence, impact of 'serial inventors'

RUSTON, La. (Feb. 17, 2016) - Researchers from Louisiana Tech University have published a study on the prevalence and impacts of "serial inventors" - scientist and engineers within university research communities who are particularly inventive and produce patents at a high level. The article titled, "Prevalence of Serial Inventors in Academia" has been published in a recent issue of "Technology and Innovation", a journal of the National Academy of Inventor (NAI.). Read more...


Spotlight shines on both old, difficult issues and humanitarian visions that drive new patents

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2016) - The current issue of Technology and Innovation - Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® focuses on old but important issues in health-related environmental research, illuminates new trends, including rewarding patents born of humanitarian vision, and puts continuing arguments, such as those about organic vs. conventional foods and the real value of scientific peer review, under the microscope. Read more...


Water covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, but only a fraction is fresh

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Fresh water--connecting and sustaining all aspects of life on Earth, including food and energy--is in great danger. Moreover, scientists are worried not only about fresh water; they worry that we are not worried enough about fresh water, especially in light of growing concern over recent events, such as the prolonged California drought. Read more...


National Academy of Inventors publishes annual meeting proceedings

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2014) - The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, is devoted to presentations from the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), which was held Mar. 6-7, 2014, at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Va. Read more...







Important Updates

Important Updates


  • As of January 1, 2016, the National Academy of Inventors is the owner and publisher of the journal. The journal will serve a key role in the NAI's continuing mission to support and honor academic invention and inventors. Previous volumes of T&I published with Cognizant Communications can be accessed through the Previous Volumes link on the T&I homepage or through Cognizant Communication Corporation at https://www.cognizantcommunication.com/journal-titles/technology-a-innovation.
  • Beginning with Volume 18, Issue 1, all of the journal's content will be full open access. We look forward to the increased visibility that this will provide for our authors.