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Ryerson University Healthcare Photo Sharing Spinout, Figure1, Raises $2M

By | December 16th, 2013|Canada, New Investments/Awards|

Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) alumnus company Figure1 announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding. Figure 1, the startup behind the popular healthcare photo sharing app of the same name, incubated at the DMZ from December 2012 to August 2013 and also completed the Ryerson Futures accelerator program. […]

Duke University Energy Seed Fund Calls For Proposals, $40K Per Award

By | December 16th, 2013|North Carolina|

The Energy Research Seed Fund provide funds for new interdisciplinary, collaborative research teams (working groups) with the larger goal of enabling Duke University investigators to obtain critical preliminary results that have a high likelihood of obtaining external funding. […]

Florida State University GAP Fund Announces New Grants, $8M Funded-to-Date

By | December 16th, 2013|Florida|

Florida State University is giving some of its leading researchers a little extra cash to propel their cutting edge work closer to the marketplace.

Pradeep Bhide, Dr. James Olcese and Jinfeng Zhang all received the university’s Grant Assistance Program (GAP) award, financial support to help bridge the gap between a faculty member’s research and the commercial sphere for product development.


University City Science Center Houses Two New Startups

By | December 16th, 2013|Pennsylvania|

Two biotech startups have a new home at the University City Science Center.

The companies, Targeted Therapeutic Solutions (TTS) and Innolign Biomedical, are coming in from UPstart, a startup incubator through the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer. […]

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Grants POC $$ To Potential Breakthroughs

By | December 16th, 2013|Illinois, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

This program helps bridge the gap between University innovations and the marketplace by funding research and development that will demonstrate an innovation’s market viability to potential investors and partners.


North Carolina IDEA Grants Support Five Start-ups For $200K

By | December 11th, 2013|North Carolina, State or Government|

Emerging technology companies in Durham, Raleigh, RTP, Summerfield and Wake Forest land non-dilutive grants from economic development group NC IDEA.

The organization has now handed out more than $3 million in grants to 82 companies since 2006.

The latest grants were announced early Tuesday. Companies could receive as much as $50,000.  […]

Portland Development Commission Puts $30K Into Six University-born Companies

By | December 9th, 2013|Oregon, State or Government, Uncategorized|

The Portland Development Commission is seeding six fledgling university-born companies up to $30,000 to help them succeed in the marketplace.

The PDC launched the University Startup Commercialization Grant Program this year as a way to strengthen the relationship between Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University and the city’s startup community. […]

Lorrain Community College Innovation Fund Announces $150K In Six Start-ups

By | December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Innovation Fund, Northeast Ohio’s most active pre-seed fund for technology startups, has awarded $25,000 grants to six young companies. The funding will be used to help the companies validate their technology ideas through the imagining and incubating stages and into demonstrating.

“The grants we’ve awarded are so critical to the initial growth of these startups,” says Dennis Cocco, director of operations for the Innovation Fund and co-director of GLIDE, the Edison Technology Incubator that administers the fund. “For each of the six companies, this grant does more than give them working capital to move their technology toward commercialization—it provides that initial market validation that their business idea has the potential for success. And that validation can lead to additional capital, first customers, and strategic partners.” […]

University of Washington Green Fund To Invest $250K In Green Research

By | December 9th, 2013|Washington|

The UW has received top marks from a variety of organizations for its sustainability measures. In the hope of continuing that legacy, the university is investing $250,000 in a new grant promoting green research.

Supported by the department of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS), the Green Seed Fund aims to advance the University of Washington’s sustainability goals through projects with practical applications. […]

University of Florida 3D Modeling Start-up, Paracosm, Lands $300K From State Commercialization Program

By | December 9th, 2013|Florida, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|

Gainesville-based Paracosm has secured $800,000 in private and public funding to advance its 3D modeling and navigation software.

The funding includes $300,000 — announced this week — from the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research. The institute, which has an office in the University of Florida Innovation Hub, funds and mentors companies that spin out of state university research and private research institutions.