UB CAT awards over $500K to innovative life sciences companies

By | July 28th, 2016|New York, State or Government Supported, University-managed|

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT), a program of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), has awarded more than $500,000 in funding to 16 life sciences companies.

Sponsored by the New York State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), the UB […]

Proposed $100 million public-private partnership would seed new Michigan VC funds

By | July 28th, 2016|Michigan, State or Government Supported, Venture Capital|

The trade group for venture capitalists in Michigan wants to form a $100 million fund to match millions in private capital with public investment. 

Under the proposal that’s being pushed by the Michigan Venture Capital Association, private investors would put $75 million into a fund to seed new venture capital […]

NYU and ffVC collaborate on AI startup support program

By | July 28th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, New York, Venture Capital|

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering and ff Venture Capital (ffVC), a leading early-stage technology venture capital firm based in New York City, this morning will announce New York City’s first program to launch and support artificial intelligence (AI) startups. The program will also mark the first time in the United States that a university […]

Australian $200M medical research investment fund signs up university members

By | July 27th, 2016|Austalia, Venture Capital|

Three New Zealand research organisations have signed up to become members of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, Australia’s largest life science venture fund.

Otago University, the Malaghan Institute, and Callaghan Innovation are joining the fund’s collaborative structure which includes more than 50 Australian medical research institutes and research hospitals, the Australian federal government and five state […]

Battery startup big University of Waterloo Velocity Fund winner

By | July 26th, 2016|Canada, New Investments/Awards|

A startup that is developing battery technology was the big winner at the Velocity Fund Finals at the University of Waterloo on Thursday.

Salient Energy won one of four $25,000 prizes as well as a $10,000 prize awarded to the top hardware startup in the competition.

Ten startups competed for prizes in the Velocity […]

Third €100,000 Malta Seed Fund enables start-ups to take off

By | July 22nd, 2016|Malta, State or Government Supported|

The Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business today handed out funds at this year’s €100,000 Seed Fund Award during a ceremony which was presided over by the Rector of the University of Malta, Prof.  Alfred J. Vella.

This year’s €100,000 TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award will benefit 9 researchers and entrepreneurs to help them take […]

Luxembourg to Set up a Seed Fund for Innovative Start-up Companies for U Luxembourg

By | July 19th, 2016|Seed Fund, State or Government Supported|

The Luxembourg Government launched jointly with a group of private investors a seed fund to support the financing and the development of start-ups up to seven years of age which are operating within the national digital economy field. This move is a further step in increasing Luxembourg’s visibility as a hub for launching new innovative […]

New $256M European institute to fund research and innovation

By | July 19th, 2016|State or Government Supported|

An initial sum of €240 million (US$265 million) will be made available to a newly created national institute that will fund research and innovation in Greece, and will support government efforts to pull the country out of prolonged recession and create new jobs.

The aim of the Research and Innovation Institute will also be to create […]

RI Slater Fund offers $500,000 for new drug-discovery firm

By | July 19th, 2016|Rhode Island|

The Slater Technology Fund on Thursday announced it is dedicating $500,000 in seed funding to help launch MindImmune Therapeutics, a company that hopes to develop drugs that will utilize the immune system to treat such neurological diseases as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.

The money will further expand the company’s collaboration with the George and Anne

Indiana to propose $1B plan to boost innovation, entrepreneurship

By | July 19th, 2016|Indiana, State or Government Supported|

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday is scheduled to announce a plan to spend $1 billion over the next 10 years to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the state.

The plan centers on collaboration between government, research universities, communities and the private sector.

Pence was set to publicly unveil the multi-pronged proposal at the eighth annual Innovation […]