Research University Technology and Start-Up Gap Funding Review

By | May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

These days, universities talk a big game about innovation, and some ideologues even say that universities are so outdated that they hinder innovation, but the truth is that research universities continue to play a major role in the development of new technologies.  Whether new technologies are developed in universities or at scrappy startups that operate […]

SIC, Catalyst Fund ready to move on funds for New Mexico startups

By | May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Mexico’s new state-backed Catalyst Fund is ready to make its first capital commitments to local micro funds that invest in startup companies around the state.

Santa Fe-based Sun Mountain Capital, which is managing the new “fund of funds” for the State Investment Council, closed this week on $15 million in commitments from the SIC and […]

Govt earmarks $15m towards commercialising hi-tech developments

By | May 27th, 2016|New Zealand, State or Government|

The Government’s $15 million investment into initiatives supporting Kiwi start-ups is a step in the right direction but there’s still more to be done, a Massey University economist says.

The Pre-Seed Accelerator fund is aimed at developing “cutting-edge” research into viable start-up businesses.

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said hundreds of savvy hi-tech Kiwi companies were […]

€500,000 fintech start-up fund announced by Enterprise Ireland

By | May 27th, 2016|Ireland, New Investments/Awards|

Announcing a new start-up fund for fintech start-ups today (26 May), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the support was a “key part” of the current Government’s push to help key sectors.

Providing €50,000 in equity to 10 selected start-ups in the fintech area, applications open at the start of June and […]

Tech incubator for health-care start-ups proposed for Freeport Hospital

By | May 27th, 2016|Hospitals|

Dr. Doug Dittmer steps into an old, empty building on the grounds of Freeport Health Centre as he talks about a new incubator for start-ups working on medical-related technology.

Dittmer wants the incubator to be established at Freeport, and he’s pitching the idea to William Charnetski, the Ministry of Health’s chief innovation strategist. Charnetski […]

New Irish start-up fund swings into action 

By | May 26th, 2016|Ireland, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

Colman Equity – which is also the main funder of the business  accelerator programme StartPlanetNI – will focus on knowledge economy companies and entrepreneurs seeking to move back to Northern Ireland.

The investment vehicle will allow businesspeople and investors […]

Indiana University Researchers Score $160K in Translational Research Grants

By | May 25th, 2016|Indiana, Translational Research|

Seven researchers at Indiana University have received more than $160,000 in grants from the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research. The center’s Translational Research Pilot Grant program aims to fund the completion of proof-of-concept projects.

The grant program was launched last year. The university says the projects that receive funding will “support the development of […]

Tech Launch Arizona awards $1.1 million to boost promising tech

By | May 23rd, 2016|Arizona, New Investments/Awards|

A patch for a beating heart, an underwater adhesive and a new kind of needle for laparoscopic surgery are among the technologies the University of Arizona is nurturing toward the marketplace.

Tech Launch Arizona has awarded about $1.1 million in grants this fiscal year to support 28 faculty inventions as part of […]

Philadelphia College of Medicine starts $5M venture fund

By | May 23rd, 2016|Hospitals, New Fund Announcement, Pennsylvania|

The money for the Primary Care Innovation Fund came from the school’s foundation, PCOM said.

The fund will consider investing in companies nationwide, but will concentrate on the Philadelphia region and on the Atlanta region, where PCOM has a branch campus.

Dean Miller, CEO of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies and a partner at private […]

Jumpstart Foundry reveals investments in 17 healthcare startups from seed fund including NC State

By | May 23rd, 2016|North Carolina|

Five months after shifting its model from an accelerator to a seed stage innovation fund, Jumpstart Foundry has revealed 17 startups it’s selected for its portfolio.  Nicotrax, for example, is a startup from North Carolina State University. Led by  Kyle Linton, it developed a device and mobile app to track user’s cigarette consumption […]