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Oregon BEST Funding Will Speed Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing in Pacific NW

PORTLAND, Ore. ­ At the Wood Solutions Fair, Oregon BEST today announced a new round of commercialization funding that will team southern Oregon-based DR Johnson Lumber Co. with Oregon State University researchers to determine how a new engineered building material made from lumber might catapult Oregon wood products to the forefront of construction innovation and

 
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University of Illinois Proof-of-Concept Program

New video from University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign that details POC program.

 
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UBC seed-funded company develops 3-D printing of human tissue

You may have heard of printing on demand. A Vancouver startup, Aspect Biosystems, is putting a sci-fi twist on that, printing human tissues on demand. The company is creating human body tissue using 3-D printing, using a technology that provides more effective ways to test new drugs and could lead to 3-D bioprinting of entire

 
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QED commercialization program to create life science spinout companies gets $1M grant

A few years after it launched a QED Proof of Concept funding program, the University City Science Center has unveiled a new fund for a commercialization program. It’s fueled by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, according to a statement from the Science Center. Stephen Tang, the CEO of the Science

 
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Osage collects $151m for University Fund II

Osage University Partners II has received $151m in commitments from 145 LPs according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The funds predecessor was a $100m vehicle which closed in 2011. Fund II will focus on start-ups that are commercialising university research. The vehicle will invest in cleantech, energy, IT, biopharma, healthcare

 
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Penn State Fund for Innovation aids research commercialization efforts

Innovation is the lifeblood of any great university. But transforming the results of basic research into a commercial product that can benefit society is a path strewn with many obstacles. The new Fund for Innovation is intended to make that road smoother for Penn State faculty and student entrepreneurs to travel. The Fund for Innovation

 
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Crowdfunding helps Colorado State students fund businesses and other projects – Rocky Mountain Collegian

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have helped thousands of entrepreneurs and creative minds get their projects off the ground thanks to donations from mostly anonymous contributors over the internet. In April, Colorado State University alumni-founded Wild Gym Company raised $111,178 with their Kickstarter campaign for monkii bars, a portable suspension training tool. TurfToes founders Braxton Norwood and Tanner

 
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Raze Therapeutics launches with $24m in Series A financing

Cambridge-based Raze Therapeutics announced its launch Monday, adding that it has closed on a $24 million Series A financing. Investors in the Series A financing include Atlas Venture, MPM Capital Management, MS Ventures, Partners Innovation Fund, Astellas Venture Management, and Novartis, the Raze press release said. Atlas partner Jason Rhodes is Raze’s acting chief executive.

 
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UConn’s ‘hearty startup’ gains attention, funding

When he enrolled in UConn’s biomedical engineering graduate program in 2005, Eric Sirois wasn’t thinking about a career in business. But an entrepreneurship class that helped him better understand how to commercialize the heart valve implant he’d been developing changed that. These days, Sirois, CEO of Dura Biotech, a startup participating in UConn’s Technology Incubation

 
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CIT releases annual report on research commercialization in Virginia

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week the release of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) annual report for FY2014, showing growth in new patents, products and innovative companies. Karen Jackson, Virginia’s Secretary of Technology, said, “CRCF plays an important role in the acceleration of innovation in the Commonwealth by funding essential research and commercialization

 
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