SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (October 28, 2014) – ToggleTalk inventors Dr. Holly K. Craig and Stephanie L. Hensel of the University of Michigan were honored at the 14th annual U-M Office of Tech Transfer (OTT) Celebrate Invention reception held October 28th at the Michigan League Ballroom.

Tech-transfer-celebrationVentris Learning LLC (Ventris) presented ToggleTalk in one of fourteen kiosks representing the range of innovation and entrepreneurship from U-M tech transfer activities. Ventris licensed ToggleTalk from OTT late in 2013 and produced the supplemental language development program commercially in October 2014.

Each year the event recognizes the contribution of U-M inventors whohave contributed to discoveries and issued patents and/or technology licenses, and facilitates networking with commercialization partners and University Deans and Officers including U-M President Mark Schlissel who described the importance of university research and its role in community engagement and economic development. “The U-M is one of the world’s leading research universities”, said Ventris president Robert Meyer, “and we are truly honored that ToggleTalk is one of just 14 showcased license partners this year.”

About UM OTT
The University of Michigan spends over $1.3 billion per year on its wide-ranging research initiatives, making it one of the largest, most successful academic research institutions in the world. U-M Tech Transfer, the University unit responsible for transferring research discoveries to business and venture partners, launches an average of 10 start-ups, and signs over 100 agreements with businesses annually. More on U-M Tech Transfer, including an up-to-date list of technologies available for commercialization, can be found at the U-M Tech Transfer website, www.techtransfer.umich.edu.

About Ventris Learning
Ventris Learning’s Academic language development-based supplemental programs help teachers meet the unique instructional needs of linguistically diverse and other students who read at the Below Basic level on standardized tests. To learn more about ToggleTalk, visit the Ventris Learning website at www.ventrislearning.com.