University of Kansas POC Fund Faculty Program Set For June 10th

By | May 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This seminar will be held at the Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 100. Located at 2093 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas […]

OHSU Funds Venture Firm to Raise $100M Life Sciences Seed Fund

By | May 28th, 2014|Oregon|

Oregon Health & Science University is collaborating in a new venture capital fund that’s the only one in the state focused on health care and life sciences.

OHSU is paying Allegory Venture Partners up to $1.2 million over a two-year period to support the fund’s launch and operation. Allegory is attempting to raise at least $40 million over that time, with an eventual target of $100 million for seed and follow-on funding in emerging life science companies. […]

University of Wisconsin System IdeaAdvance Seed Fund Announces First Recipients

By | May 28th, 2014|Wisconsin|

University of Wisconsin’s IdeaAdvance fund announces its first round of seed funding. IdeaAdvance couples funds with support services, such as business mentoring and development assistance to encourage technology transfer from the UW System, especially those schools without a historic capability of transferring its ideas to the marketplace. […]

U Chicago Publishes Story on Commercialization; $20M Innovation Fund

By | May 28th, 2014|Illinois|

John Flavin stands in the Harper Court “Skydeck” illuminated by a spotlight. Around him, in a loose semicircle, about 100 onlookers fill the 12th-floor space with a buzzing intensity. Flavin draws them in. “Everybody huddle up,” he says. “Let’s form a scrum.”

Four UChicago research teams are at the Skydeck to receive Innovation Fund awards from theChicago Innovation Exchange, a University initiative launched in 2013 to help business startups in a setting of multidisciplinary collaboration setting. Flavin, director of the CIE, is working the sports metaphor because after more than two decades launching successful life sciences ventures, he knows that turning innovation into a viable company is not a solo proposition—it takes a team. […]

University of Houston Professor Invents App to Diagnose Skin Cancer

By | May 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The University of Houston division of research backed Dr. George Zouridakis with $50,000 in gap funding to support proof of concept work and to upgrade the app software for commercial application. Questions remain about the accessibility (or justification) of use by the general public with the associated cost of the necessary dermoscope hardware ($500). However, this offering in its current state could be attractive to general practitioners or those in rural underdeveloped areas of the world, and provides a cheaper initial diagnostic from more expensive testing methods.

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University of Iowa Accepting Pre-Proposals For Commercialization GAP Fund

By | May 20th, 2014|Iowa|

The University of Iowa Research Foundation announced today that it will begin accepting applications for its Commercialization GAP fund program. The UIRF Gap Fund is a phenomenal example of a proof of concept and seed fund managed and sustained by university foundation/tech transfer management through a campus-wide integrated approach through its Centers for Enterprise programs. […]

Allied Minds Plans London IPO; University Spin-outs to Benefit

By | May 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Allied Minds, a U.S.-based company that commercializes research and inventions from universities, plans to raise about $140 million of capital from investors in a London listing, it said on Tuesday. […]

MIT MISTI GLobal Seed Funds enable mult-disciplinary, multi-university collaboration

By | May 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

MISTI Global Seed Funds grants enable participating teams to spend time together, either at MIT or abroad, with the aim of developing and launching joint research projects. To date the funds have supported 304 projects through awards of $6M. This program is in line with the future vision of an open university approach with lower institutional boundaries and the belief the the best researchers in the world should be collaborating regardless of affiliation.

TAKEOFF Seed Fund Launches in Malta

By | May 13th, 2014|Malta|

In Malta there is no shortage of good ideas for innovative products and services, nor is there a lack of talented people capable of taking these ideas to market. What is often missing is the practical support and initial funding necessary to take the innovations to a stage where they can attract investment or the […]

Maryland TEDCO Gets $500K in State Funding For Rural Innovation Program

By | May 13th, 2014|Maryland|

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. will receive $500,000 in state funding during fiscal 2015 to operate its well-received Rural Business Innovation Initiative program. Previously, RBI2 had been funded at a lower level through federal dollars or directly by TEDCO. […]