"After Lyco Works asked just a few incisive technical questions, it became clear that we needed to rethink where the technology could be utilized.”

—Pete Canalichio
CEO at Brand Licensing Expert

3D Printing Event – MIT Enterprise Forum Atlanta

January 30th, 2014

Here’s an invitation to an Atlanta technology event on 3D printing.  The event is being put on by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta (http://www.mitefa.org/), in conjunction with the GT Business Network (http://gtbn.org/), and will focus on the disruptive role that 3D printing is now playing in the way businesses innovate and create value. Our panelists will discuss numerous application areas including consumer & electronic products, rapid prototyping for manufacturing, medical devices and tissue engineering, as well as many new applications.

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Chemistry Conference in Atlanta

June 24th, 2013

I do enjoy a bit of marketing every now and then!  Lyco Works is proud to be working as publicity chair for the South East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS2013), as well as Secretary of the conference planning committee.  It’s going to be a good conference as we are expecting at least 2,500 attendees.  Abstracts for presentations are already flowing in through the website portal, consistent with the conference theme of “Building Chemical Bonds – Academia – Industry – Government”   Included in the program is a chemical patent workshop – which comes at an interesting time as the US switched from a First-to-Invent to a First-to-File system earlier this year.

Attached is the call for papers that we recently drafted and published in the Chemical and Engineering News, containing program, venue and other details.

SERMACS 2013 Call for Papers – C&EN Article

Hope to see some of you there!

Increase Line-speed, Productivity; Reduce Footprint and Energy Consumption

March 27th, 2013

High Efficiency Drying, Cooling, Heating, or Curing.

Atlanta GA:  Lyco Works Incorporated has entered into a representation agreement with Heat Technologies Inc. to help them find innovative uses for their novel acoustically assisted thermal and mass transfer technology.  Developer, Gene Plavnik has perfected the design of machines incorporating the technology for use in drying continuous webs and other manufacturing applications that are currently limited by prolonged drying times.  HTI have over thirty dryer units in commercial service at the time of writing, and that number is expected to double this year as the technology is tested and adopted by more companies. Read the rest of this entry »

High-Tech Startup Meeting – Notes from Boston

December 29th, 2012

21,000 US technology startups have received over $36BN in SBIR funding since the inception of the program in 1983, leading to the generation of over 100,000 US patents and attracting venture funding in excess of $50BN.  This US innovation engine has funded several household names, including Lasik and Roomba.  This month, Lyco Works was invited to speak on cross-industry technology pollination at the Innovation Development Institute’s meeting, and while there was able to see all kinds of new and exciting emerging technologies, including new materials, high-power supercomputing, advanced propulsion, and unique analytical techniques.

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Global Consumer and Business Trends

November 23rd, 2012

Notes from the 2012 Toronto Trendwatching meeting, Toronto ON, September 2012

Take-homes for Lyco Works’ Clients:

  • Advertising strategies should continue to evolve as both consumer status symbols and their purchase intent drivers continue to evolve.
  • Several new products and services reflect a consumer unmet need for timely, relevant information.
  • It is more essential than ever to ensure that brand promises are kept;- don’t oversell your product.

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Breakthrough Innovation and Diverse Perspectives – Canadian Business Journal Article Cites Lyco Works.

October 4th, 2012

October 2012, Canadian Business Journal

Breakthrough Innovations and Diverse Perspectives – by Dwayne Matthews.

It is reported that Albert Einstein once said “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Read the rest of this entry »

Advanced BioFuel Technology Available for License or Sale.

June 2nd, 2012

Lyco Works has been engaged to provide technical and marketing support in the licensing of some great patented biofuel technology developed in Chile.  The technology is especially applicable for improving the efficiency of fast pyrolysis type reactors, but may also have applicability in syn-gas production for Fischer-Tropsch process fuels.  More details in the blog.  Reach out if interested.

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The Neuroscience of Creativity — and why Brainstorming could be done better.

May 15th, 2012

What’s going on in that brain when we come up with breakthrough ideas?  What’s the best environment to encourage that type of thinking?  How can we put this knowledge into practice to generate great ideas?   Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Hot and (Mostly) Not – US Technology Start-up Venture Funding Trends

April 19th, 2012

So what’s hot and what’s (mostly) not?  A synthesis of where venture funding changes 3Q2011 vs. 3Q2010

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