FEATURED NEWS
UK, JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY AND XLERATEHEALTH'S ENRICH PROGRAM RECOGNIZED IN FORBES

Forbes discusses how the EnRICH program was created to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in commercializing their healthcare innovations.

The program is a great opportunity for HBCU innovators. Applications are currently being accepted through February 19, 2021 for the spring 2021 cohort.

OTC is proud to support the EnRICH program.
KYNETIC (KENTUCKY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATON) CYCLE 3 OPEN
Pre-Application Due Date: February 15, 2021

The pre-application for Cycle 3 of KYNETIC Funding is now open.

Eligible KYNETIC technologies must originate from a participating university or community/technical college in Kentucky and focus on healthcare-related products.
UK STARTUP MOSQUITOMATE RECEIVES RECOGNITION

University of Kentucky Startup MosquitoMate has been recognized for their innovative manufacturing by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

Congratulations MosquitoMate!
OTC WEBINARS
STIMULATING AGING INNOVATIONS THROUGH
SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide information on small business funding opportunities to advance your research to the commercialization stage through SBIR/STTR programs.

Hosted by UK OTC, NIH National Institute on Aging, and NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
DRUG REPURPOSING SHORT COURSE
Drug Repurposing Short Course
Session 3 Webinar
FDA: 505B2 Applications and Positioning Strategy

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Presented by Ken Phelps, president and founder, Camargo.
STAFF AWARDS
2020 OTC EXEMPLARY STAFF AWARD
WINNER: LAURA HALLIGAN, NEW VENTURES MANAGER

The staff person who, in 2020, best represented OTC's mission statement and actively exhibited the OTC Operating Model in all work activities.

Winner chosen by the OTC Leadership Team.
2020 OTC RELATIONSHIP AWARD
WINNER: RAJA KRISHNAN, COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

The staff person who, in 2020, best exhibited the OTC Operating Model principle to put relationships on a pedestal, and built and maintained relationships with others outside the office that created value to OTC.

Winner chosen by the OTC Staff.
2020 OTC SERVICE AWARD
WINNER: MATT UPTON,
SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

The staff person who, in 2020, best exhibited the OTC Operating Model principle to provide exemplary customer service to others outside the office in their work responsibilities.

Winner chosen by the OTC Staff.
2020 OTC SUPPORT AWARD
WINNER: JACQUI GREENE, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

The staff person who, in 2020, best practiced the OTC Operating Model principle to support others within the office to complete work activities, projects or goals.

Winner chosen by the OTC Staff.
BY THE NUMBERS
PATENTS ISSUED
DECEMBER 2020

Susan Odom, Chad Risko, Corrine Elliott,
Harsha Attanayake, Subrahmanyam Modekrutti


Himanshu Thapliyal

Konstantin V. Korotkov
EVENTS
Every Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET
Virtual
Every Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Base 110, 110 W Vine St, 3rd Floor, Lexington
In person


Friday, January 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET
Virtual


Thursday, January 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET
Virtual
Every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. ET
Virtual
Friday, January 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Virtual



Thursday, January 21, 4:00 p.m. ET
Virtual


Wednesday, February 24, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET
TBD


OTC JOB POSTING
Launch Blue Operations Coordinator

Are you an entrepreneurial-minded professional passionate about Launch Blue's mission to launch nationally competitive Kentucky startups?

If so, here is your opportunity to join the team. OTC is currently accepting applications until January 24, 2021 for an Operations Coordinator.
OPPORTUNITIES
EQUALIZE 2021
Equalize 2021 is presented by the Washington University in St. Louis Office of Technology Management and Osage University Partners to provide a pitch competition to empower academic women entrepreneurs.

Pitch Competition Application Due Date: January 31, 2021
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
MITCH LYON
OTC FELLOW ALUM
Mitch Lyon participated in the OTC Fellows program from Fall 2017 - Spring 2018. He is currently an associate attorney at King & Schickli, PLLC. Mitch works on a variety of intellectual property projects.

1.      Did being an OTC Fellow change your career trajectory? If so, how?
Given my background in engineering, I had planned on pursuing a career in patent law from the time I began law school. However, intellectual property coursework at the university was limited, and the OTC Fellows position gave me an opportunity to explore more areas of the field than I would have been able to otherwise.
2.      How did being an OTC Fellow help you with your current job?
My time as an OTC Fellow gave me the opportunity to see a more complete picture of the intellectual property process. As an attorney, my clients often have inventions created or are on the brink of dispute before I enter the picture. As a Fellow, my work started at the moment an inventor conceived a new idea. From doing background research to conducting marketability opinions, my time as a Fellow allowed me to garner an appreciation for the practical business considerations that go into securing intellectual property rights well before attorneys are involved.

"The OTC Fellowship Program played a huge role in rounding out my perspective on the field of intellectual property, which has continued to serve me well throughout my professional life. " --Mitch Lyon