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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UC Riverside Launches $10 Million Highlander Venture Capital Fund

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, California, Venture Capital|

The University of California, Riverside has created a $10 million Highlander Venture Fund (HVF).

The Highlander Fund, created with Silicon Valley’s Vertical Venture Partners, will provide seed capital to qualified opportunities within the university for students and faculty members, and entrepreneurs from Riverside County. The fund will target technologies that can be matched with a targeted […]

Indiana University plots new VC fund amid agency revamp 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Indiana, Venture Capital|

Indiana University wants to do a better job helping startups affiliated with its community access capital, talent and office space. So it’s revamping a 20-year-old agency and gearing up to launch a new venture capital fund.

Earlier this week, IU announced that it is reorganizing its Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., […]

University of Strathclyde awards £25k in funding as six start-up businesses share prize money 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Competition, UK/England|

THE entrepreneurs of tomorrow have gained a step up in the business world after winning a share of £25,000 in vital start-up funding.

Six were selected as finalists in the University of Strathclyde’s PropTech innovation challenge, sponsored by leading Scots businessman Shaf Rasul – who was named the university’s resident entrepreneur in […]

Atlas Venture Unveils New $350M Fund for Seed Biotech Investments

By | July 5th, 2017|Startup Fund|

Life sciences venture capital firm Atlas Venture now has $350 million in fresh capital to invest in the early stage biotech companies in the U.S. and around the world.

The new fund is Cambridge, MA-based Atlas’ eleventh. Atlas partner Bruce Booth says in a

Good Read: The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

By | June 29th, 2017|*Fund Types|

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge dividends. But there’s also another type of innovation that […]