India Govt aims at job creation through venture capital funding of MSME

By | May 11th, 2017|India, State or Government Supported|

The state government has prepared a strategy to give fresh impetus to the small and medium scale industrial sector which is credited to play an important role in providing job opportunities and remove regional imbalances. The department of small-scale industries and export promotion is in the process of creating a dedicated venture capital fund to […]

Michigan Economic Development Corporation offers funding to stimulate startups 

By | May 9th, 2017|Michigan, State or Government Supported|

When it comes to entrepreneurship, the line from A to B rarely is a straight one. Therefore, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. developed a map to assist entrepreneurs at each stage to stay on track.

The MEDC uses a subway map that outlines the path for entrepreneurs at each stage. The subway metaphor uses stops along […]

New New Mexico state Catalyst Fund announces first awards

By | May 3rd, 2017|New Mexico, State or Government Supported|

Many cash-strapped New Mexico startups may soon get a critical boost from a state-backed investment program that’s pumping an initial $4.65 million into three local venture funds.

Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that the state’s new $20 million “Catalyst Fund” is making its first three commitments to investment funds managed by New Mexico State University, and […]

India C-CAMP delighted to launch SEED fund in partnership with BIRAC

By | May 1st, 2017|Indiana, Seed Fund, State or Government Supported|

C-CAMP, India’s premier life sciences technology and innovation hub launched a SEED fund in partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). C-CAMP, India’s premier life sciences technology and innovation hub launched a SEED fund in partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

The […]

State of Massachusetts Awards $455,000 in Clean Energy Grants to Massachusetts Cleantech Innovators

By | April 27th, 2017|Massachusetts, State or Government Supported|

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $455,000 in funding to seven early-stage researchers and companies developing innovative clean energy and water technologies across the Commonwealth. The funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst program, will support clean energy and water research in Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, and Somerville. The announcement was […]

Singapore Creates S$1 Billion Innovation Fund to Drive Growth

By | April 27th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government Supported|

Singapore is creating a S$1 billion ($718 million) fund to help innovative companies develop their businesses and expand overseas, part of the city state’s drive to boost economic growth.

The Makara Innovation Fund — a collaboration between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and local private equity firm Makara Capital — will […]

Batteries and robotics first in line for Innovate UK BEIS £1bn innovation fund

By | April 25th, 2017|England, State or Government Supported|

The Autumn Statement initially outlined the development of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) – a new cross-disciplinary fund to support collaborations between business and the UK’s science base.

The four-year fund will be managed by Innovate UK and research councils, and will cover a broad range of technologies, from healthcare and medicine to satellites and space […]

NSF $500K grant to fund entrepreneurial growth at Mississippi State University

By | April 24th, 2017|Mississippi, State or Government Supported|

Mississippi State University received nearly half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation to launch a program to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in the Golden Triangle Region.

A $495,300 grant from the NSF will launch a new Innovation Corps site at MSU.

The I-Corps program teaches grantees to identify valuable […]

TEDCO has new money to close your startup’s funding gap 

By | April 24th, 2017|Maryland, State or Government Supported|

TEDCO has new funding for startups who are past the seed funding stage but not quite ready for VCs.

Maryland’s quasi-public agency that helps early-stage companies received $1 million from the state to create the Gap Investment Fund.

The funding was provided in Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2018 budget, which passed the General Assembly during its recently completed 90-day session. As […]

Education Ministry and Qatar National Research Fund boost young scientists 

By | April 13th, 2017|Qatar, State or Government Supported|

Projects developed by the brightest young scientific minds from schools across Qatar have been placed in the spotlight through a new national competition organised by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

2,127 students — 31 percent of whom were […]