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 […]

University of Texas Dallas Seed Fund Makes First Startup Investments

By | May 9th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, Texas|

The evergreen fund launched earlier this year within the university’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide capital to startups progressed beyond an idea and needing to scale. Businesses originated by UTD students, alumni, faculty, staff, or others associated with the university are eligible to apply. 

Bryan Chambers, director of […]

Houston Methodist Receives $21M Commitment to start three new funding programs

By | April 13th, 2017|Foundation-support, Texas|

Houston Methodist recently received a $21 million commitment – the largest nonestate pledge in its almost 100-year history – to speed up the development of new treatments and therapies for patients suffering from injury and illness.

The Houston Methodist Research Institute will use this gift from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation to support translational research, […]

UT Research Foundation Announces Maturation Fund Recipients for 2017

By | December 19th, 2016|Texas|

Improved wireless charging technology for consumer electronics, development of higher-value-added material from waste produced during biofuel production, and novel materials for 3-D printing are among the recipients of this year’s maturation funding from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, announced Thursday.

“UTRF is delighted to provide maturation grants to accelerate the further development of these […]

UTSA alumna’s medical device receives $150K UT System investment 

By | September 16th, 2016|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, Texas, Uncategorized|

The UT Horizon Fund recently invested $150,000 to fund Cardiovate, a San Antonio-based startup that is using technology from two University of Texas System institutions to commercialize a medical device to treat vascular diseases by repairing blood vessels.

The UT Horizon Fund — a formative-stage venture fund created by the UT Board of Regents that provides […]

Alafair Biosciences raises $2M with eye on marketing, product development; U Texas Horizon Fund invests

By | August 15th, 2016|New Investments/Awards, Texas, Venture Capital|

Alafair Biosciences Inc. has identified how it plans to spend its most recent $2 million series A funding round — the Austin medical device company said Monday afternoon it will use those dollars for product development and to widen its branding reach.

The investment, first reported by Austin Business Journal […]

UTSA students vie for $100K in prizes technology start-up contest

By | April 21st, 2016|Student Funds, Texas|

Get your pitch ready: The $100K Student Technology Venture Competition is back at UTSA on April 26. The competition, hosted by the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE), challenges UTSA students to create and pitch a product exciting enough to nab $100,000 in prizes and business-related services. The event is combined with the […]

Commentary: America’s Seed Fund is powering Texas innovation

By | December 1st, 2015|State or Government, Texas|

Innovation is the critical ingredient to creating and growing a successful start-up, but innovation requires money – money that can be very hard to find, especially if your innovation is “high-risk/high-reward.”

Wouldn’t it be great if a venture capitalist investor came to Texas, offering $2.5 billion seed investments in cutting edge technologies created by early stage […]

U Texas/Sanofi Partnership Illustrates Biomedical Research Turning More to Private Funds

By | July 16th, 2015|Corporate, Texas|

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi will fund up to $2.4 million a year in biomedical research at the University of Texas System under a deal announced Thursday, the latest in a trend toward more research funding from private industry as government research money dwindles.

The university system and multinational company called the agreement a mutually beneficial way […]

UTEP, Texas Tech grants aim at propelling faculty research to market

By | June 23rd, 2015|Texas|

Inventions from a low-cost prosthetic foot to a flexible 3D-printed rubber blend may get in consumers’ hands faster with the help of grants from two local universities.

The University of Texas at El Paso and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso awarded eight grants of up to $50,000 each to faculty from both universities […]