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UT Arlington grants to help fund cancer, drug research 

By | August 1st, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Texas, Translational Research|

Funding for the Interdisciplinary Research Program along with the awarding of three seed grants will take effect Aug. 1.

The program was awarded donations to provide seed funding for scholars to conduct cancer and drug research.

“The awarded grants are intended to provide seed funding for the team of investigators to generate pilot data for external grant […]

MEDC MTRAC Advanced transportation technology projects receive $600,000 in grants

By | August 1st, 2017|Michigan, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|

Seven advanced transportation technology projects have secured a share of $600,000 in grants that intend to help developers and researchers commercialize their product.

The grant is funded in part by Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization’s advanced transportation innovation hub at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Entrepreneur and Innovation initiative.

Five projects will […]

Canadian FACIT supports cancer research translation and invests in three talented Ontario start-ups

By | July 14th, 2017|Canada, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|

FACIT has announced the first three investments under its new Prospects Oncology Fund for proof-of-concept development of breakthrough cancer technologies.  Ontario start-ups Radialis Medical of Thunder Bay, KA Imaging of Kitchener, and DNAstack of Toronto are the first to receive capital from this new fund, illustrating the strength and breadth of the […]

Pharmacy professor receives SUNY funding to spur research commercialization 

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

A new technology led by UB faculty member Sathy Balu-Iyer that has the potential to treat autoimmune diseases and improve the success of gene therapy is one of four SUNY research projects that recently received investments from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF).

Funded jointly by SUNY and […]

UC Davis innovators receive $328K in grants to advance research

By | July 14th, 2017|California, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

UC Davis announced last week the recipients of nine proof-of-concept grants totaling $328,000 for campus innovators to advance their research and technologies toward commercialization.

These grants and the associated review process are managed by UCD Venture Catalyst through the Science Translation and Innovative Research, or STAIR, grant program, which is in its fourth year, and the […]

Utah USTAR awards grants to Utah companies and university researchers

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, State or Government, Utah|

USTAR awarded seven Technology Acceleration Program grants and seven University Technology Acceleration Grants in its latest round of funding.

“This round of cutting-edge technologies has potential to translate into improved monitoring systems and methods to test and validate drug and device therapies,” said Ivy Estabrooke, Ph.D., USTAR executive director. “Awardee projects span long-range wireless telemetry systems […]

Maine Technology Institute awards $695K, leveraging nearly $1M for recipients 

By | July 14th, 2017|Maine, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|

The Maine Technology Institute approved 31 awards totaling almost $695,000 from across its suite of funding programs, leveraging an additional $960,815 in matching funds from the organizations.

The investments will support innovative projects in nearly half of Maine’s 16 counties and in six of the state’s seven targeted technology sectors.

Awards from this round include one […]

NC State is Bridging the Funding Gap from Research to Commercialization; invests in five new projects

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Five promising North Carolina State University projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), which helps NC State researchers move their inventions into the marketplace.

“NC State is establishing itself as a leader in technology commercialization,” says Kelly Sexton, assistant vice chancellor for NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures. “This has […]

Samsung to back European start-ups with $150 million investment fund

By | July 14th, 2017|Corporate, Europe|

Samsung‘s venture capital arm announced Wednesday it is expanding into Europe to invest in the continent’s start-up scene.

Samsung NEXT will use a $150 million global fund raised in January to target early stage start-ups in Europe for investment or acquisition, focusing on tech companies working on artificial intelligence, […]

Florida talks a technology game but fails to fund it

By | July 14th, 2017|Florida, State or Government|

The impact of Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a line-item in the state budget last month is already rippling through the South Florida tech community.

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research was slated to receive $5.5 million to provide seed funding to startups. That was one of the […]