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UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses

By | December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF).

In place since 2007, the UI Commercialization GAP Fund Program has been highly successful […]

Commentary: America’s Seed Fund is powering Texas innovation

By | December 1st, 2015|State or Government, Texas|

Innovation is the critical ingredient to creating and growing a successful start-up, but innovation requires money – money that can be very hard to find, especially if your innovation is “high-risk/high-reward.”

Wouldn’t it be great if a venture capitalist investor came to Texas, offering $2.5 billion seed investments in cutting edge technologies created by early stage […]

Ryerson University Partnership to Promote Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship

By | December 1st, 2015|Venture Capital|

Ryerson University has formed a new collaboration with Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation , First Stone Venture Partners, and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network to promote research and technological innovation, and to attract and accelerate startups and advance economic development in Ontario regions.

“PELA CFDC and the new Upper Canada Equity Fund is proud […]

University of North Dakota Venture Group: Allowing students to completely run their own, real venture capital investment fund

By | December 1st, 2015|North Dakota|

At the University of North Dakota, students are completely running their own venture capital fund through the Dakota Venture Group (DVG) program. It’s the only one of its kind currently in the U.S. where students get direct experiential learning in the field of venture capital and angel investing without having to report to an advisory […]

Enterprise Ireland ranked third best venture capital fund in world for seed investment

By | December 1st, 2015|Ireland|

Investors are ranked by the number of seed rounds since 2010.

Executive director at Enterprise Ireland, Kevin Sherry, said that getting funding for start-up companies is a crucial function of EI.

“A key focus for Enterprise Ireland is providing seed capital to start-up companies and we are delighted to have been ranked third among top venture capital […]

Israel ready to fund joint R&D investment fund

By | December 1st, 2015|Israel|

If the federal government does not grab the opportunity presented by Israel to set up a jointly funded research and development fund we will know all the talk out of Canberra about innovation is hollow rhetoric.

Israel would welcome an R&D partnership fund. That was made clear to Chanticleer on Monday during an interview with the […]

Defining “Types” of University Tech and Start-up Gap Funding

By | December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

The “gap” in gap funding refers to a vast shortage of capital and other commercialization support to identify, to evaluate, and to deliver research institution technology and start-ups to the marketplace. Defining this “gap” too broadly (e.g. “Valley of Death” or “between basic research and the market”) oversimplifies the complexities of the situation and clouds […]

New Seed Fund to Speed UVA Innovation and Research to the Market

By | November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Starting in 2016, the University of Virginia will be propelling entrepreneurship into the market like never before. The University’s new Seed Fund will deploy $10 million over 10 years to help commercialize UVA technologies and opportunities.

“UVA’s research enterprise helps drive the economy locally, nationally and globally, while producing discoveries that lead to new technologies, products […]

Research Funding: UChicago’s Big Ideas Generator Funds Moonshot Projects | Chicago Inno

By | November 20th, 2015|*Fund Types|

University of Chicago neuroscience researchers had a bit of a crazy idea. In their previous work they found evidence that the formation of the myelin sheath, which facilitates rapid nerve conduction, might originate elsewhere in the cell than scientists currently believe.

A discovery such as this would fundamentally change our understanding of the structure of a […]

Announcing Release of Mind the Gap 2015 Report

By | November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The innovation system that transitions breakthroughs in research from the lab into the marketplace is constrained by the lack of available early stage capital and developmental support. This “gap” extends from where the government funding of basic research ends to where existing companies or investors are willing to accept […]