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Kickstart Seed Fund Launches $500,000 Student-Run Venture Fund

Kickstart Seed Fund is launching a $500,000 student-run venture fund aptly named the Campus Founders Fund. Read more…

 
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University College, Cork start-up gets $30,000 in venture funding

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A synthetic biology start-up formed by UCC students has been awarded $30,000 in venture capital funding. The start-up, named Benthic Labs, includes students of genetics, biochemistry, and biomedical science. Read more…

 
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Eleven UW Entrepreneurs Selected for Ideadvance Seed Fund

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) have selected 11 additional grantees from UW faculty, staff and student teams to receive up to $25,000 each through the Ideadvance Seed Fund. Read more…

 
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Madison-start up lands $4.2m in venture funding

Silatronix Inc., a Madison start-up that is aiming to make lightweight lithium ion batteries much more efficient and safe, has raised $2.8 million, according to a filing the company made with federal securities regulators. Read more…

 
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The University of Copenhagen has allocated five million kroner annually to a Proof-of-Concept (PoC)

The University of Copenhagen has allocated five million kroner annually to a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) –pool.

The PoC funds are earmarked the commercial development of promising projects by researchers from the University of Copenhagen, who wish to explore the opportunities for commercializing a scientific discovery.

The funds cannot be used for research.

via Proof-of-Concept funds – University of Copenhagen.

 
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NIH SBIR Details Three-stage Gap Funding Program

Both the SBIR and STTR programs are divided into three phases listed below. NIH has special Technical Assistance Programs to help small businesses move their technologies from the lab into the hands of customers. Read more…

 
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Top colleges like Stanford University and Ryerson look to engage deeply with India’s start-up ecosystem

BANGALORE: Top colleges like Stanford University and Canada’s Ryerson, which have been running startup programmes in India, said they are looking to engage more deeply with the startup ecosystem in the coming future. Read more…

 
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“LilyPad” Stormwater Treatment Wins Funding

in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon BEST has awarded a second round of commercialization funding to help advance a floating, solar-activated stormwater treatment device that can be deployed in retaining ponds and ditches to keep contaminants from reaching streams.

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University of Michigan Spin-Out Sakti3 Delivers Double the Energy Density of Current Lithium Ion Battery Technology, Cells Produced in Ann Arbor Lab

Sakti3, Inc. (www.sakti3.com) announced that it has produced a battery cell on fully scalable equipment with over 1100 Watt hours per liter (Wh/l) in volumetric energy density.  This translates to more than double the usage time in a wearable device like a smartwatch, from 3.5 h to more than 9 h. It also translates to almost double the range in an EV like the Tesla Model S, from 256 mi to 480 mi. Read more…

 
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University of Minnesota launches $20M seed capital program, drops plans for VC fund

The University of Minnesota has abandoned plans for a $20 million venture capital fund and will instead launch a seed-capital program for university-born startups. Read more…

 
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