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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New venture fund launched – run by Singapore university students, for students

By | July 14th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government, Student Funds|

Entrepreneurship community Kairos Asean and the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) have launched a new venture fund run by university students for students.

Called Protege Ventures, it aims to give undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore-based universities a shot at “practical, real-life venture capital experience” in sourcing, analysing and investing in technology-enabled Asean […]

Ottawa announces $1.2 billion Strategic Innovation Fund 

By | July 7th, 2017|Canada, State or Government|

Ottawa is launching a new $1.26 billion Strategic Innovation Fund that’s available across all sectors, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced today in Hamilton, Ont.

The fund is intended to support four types of innovation activities, according to a government news release. Those are organized into four different streams:

  • research, development, and commercialization […]

Gov McAuliffe announces Virginia Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Awards

By | June 8th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, State or Government, Virginia|

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $2.7 million in funding to support 40 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund awards representing targeted areas of promising research commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cyber security, energy, environment, information technology, life sciences, and unmanned systems.

New State Fund Helps Commercialize Early Tech from MI Universities

By | June 1st, 2017|Michigan, State or Government|

University technology transfer programs in Michigan now have a new pot of money to support their efforts, thanks to a fund supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The University Early Stage Proof of Concept Fund, also known as the Advance grant program, will help move research projects […]

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

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

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 […]