LSU faculty members are closing in on bringing their inventions to market with funds from the university’s LIFT2 grant program

By | September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A new age cooling system that more efficiently powers refrigerators, a data-driven polling analytics program and tools for attaching soft tissue to bone are rarely mentioned in the same breath—or even thought about much by the average person.

But by providing proof-of-concept grants to faculty members for these and many other […]

Macomb Innovation Fund, JP Morgan Chase Announces $375,000 in Awards to Six Detroit-area Technology Startups

By | September 30th, 2016|Corporate-collaboration|

Six early-stage companies from Oakland and Wayne counties will receive $375,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, Powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The unique initiative provides mentoring and capital to early-stage businesses, as well as learning opportunities for Macomb Community College’s students


The Innovation Fund is a $2.7 million effort to stimulate […]

Allied Minds and GE Ventures Form Strategic Alliance to Commercialize Leading-Edge Technologies

By | September 30th, 2016|Corporate-collaboration|

Allied Minds plc (LSE: ALM) (“Allied Minds”) and GE Ventures (NYSE: GE) (“GE”), today announced the launch of a strategic alliance to jointly identify and commercialize next-generation technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Allied Minds and GE Ventures agree to invest in new and existing technologies sourced from both Allied Minds’ and GE’s innovation […]

NSF fosters entrepreneurship, innovation through new awards for I-Corps regional nodes 

By | September 29th, 2016|State or Government Supported|

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded five new grants to teach entrepreneurship and to support research and innovation at regional hubs across the United States under its Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program.

The innovation hubs, known as I-Corps nodes, provide the research infrastructure and training to help researchers transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries […]

Thailand pledges $1m to kick off Asean science development fund 

By | September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

After the first Asean Science & Technology Innovation (STI) Forum, held in Bangkok last week, Science and Technology Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj said the forum had come up with three plans to stimulate education in science and technological development in the region.

“As host of the event, Thailand proposed providing $1 million in initial […]

New Nevada InNEVenture Fund to ramp up commercialization with $100K pilot

By | September 29th, 2016|Nevada, Proof of Concept, State or Government Supported|

A new source of proof-of-concept funding has been established to help University of Nevada, Reno faculty, students, staff and recent graduates determine if their technologies and business ideas have commercialization potential and help them navigate the gap between concept validation and obtaining seed funding for their venture. Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 12, […]

Licensing & Ventures Group Hire Seed Fund Director to Shepherd UVA Innovations

By | September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Robert J. Creeden has joined the University of Virginia’s Licensing & Ventures Group as its first managing director of the UVA Seed Fund and New Ventures.

The Licensing & Ventures Group’s mission is to maximize the impact of UVA’s innovation in research and technology via commercialization while providing high levels of customer service, value-added […]

Johnson & Wales University and Angel Fund Announces The Food Innovation Nexus: a Venture Towards Therapeutic Breakthroughs in Healthy Food and Medicine

By | September 28th, 2016|Angel, England|

Johnson & Wales University (JWU), a world-renowned culinary educator, is no stranger to food innovation. Today it is announcing its newest venture to spur therapeutic breakthroughs at the intersection of healthy food and medicine: The Food Innovation Nexus (FIX).

In partnership with three product development entrepreneurs, Michael Allio, Steve Lane […]

Northwestern receives $10.25 million gift from Galvin family for Kellogg, NUseeds Fund

By | September 28th, 2016|Foundation-support, Illinois|

The Christopher B. Galvin Family Foundation donated $10.25 million to Northwestern, the University announced Monday.

The gift brings the total of the $3.75 billion “We Will” campaign to more than $3 billion. The Galvin family has contributed more than $18 million to the University since the campaign launched in March 2014.

“Through their meaningful […]

Why Money Is Rushing Into Venture Capital from University Endowments

By | September 26th, 2016|Foundation-support, Venture Capital|

Venture capitalists may be storing up supplies for winter. With VC fundraising on track for its best year since the dot-com era, some investors say there’s a rush to raise cash before it disappears.

Paul Hsiao, an investing partner at Canvas Ventures, said one reason the firm raised its latest fund sooner than planned was to avoid a “correction” in […]