University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) i2 Passport Program Awards a Total of $19,500 to Six Students to Pay Down Student Debt

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

DURHAM, NH – The University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) announced today the awarding of $19,500 to six UNH students as part of the i2 Passport Program (Ideas and Innovation Passport Program), funded by a portion of the $50,000 gift from Mr. Harry Patten, ’58.

“With this gift from Mr. […]

New Brunswick announces $63.6 million in funding for two innovation agencies, funds

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

ew Brunswick’s provincial government announced that it is making significant investments into two innovation agencies and contributing money to the Innovation Voucher Fund, according to a report from Entrevestor.

In the first of the two announcements, New Brunswick’s government said it is investing $63.6 million in the

Brandeis University Named National Science Foundation I-Corps Site to Fund Campus Discoveries

By | May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Brandeis University today announced it has been awarded a $237,050 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) program. The grant will provide funding for innovative startups and technologies developed by Brandeis students, faculty and staff.

Brandeis is one of only six new sites nationally designated by NSF. The University of […]

MIT venture fund raises $150 million for technology startups 

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new investment fund raised more than $150 million to support startup companies developing scientific and technological innovations.

MIT said Thursday that it contributed $25 million to the Engine Accelerator Fund I, which the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based university controls. The rest of the money was raised from a small group of unidentified investors “aligned […]

Virginia Tech and Carilion form $15 million venture capital fund

By | March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic have formed a new $15 million venture capital fund designed to catapult the startups taking root around Blacksburg and Roanoke’s so-called innovation corridor.

About 60 percent of the investments will be in the life sciences industry and most will be based in Virginia. If they’re in another state, the companies must […]

UMass Amherst creates venture fund to support innovation, job growth in Western Massachusetts

By | February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes maroon will soon not only symbolize the campus colors but also innovation.

University officials announced this week the formation of the Maroon Venture Partners Fund, a new effort to support entrepreneurship among alumni, faculty and students.

“UMass Amherst, as the Commonwealth’s flagship, plays a crucial role in the state’s […]

Campus Capital signs university startup deal with University of Manchester

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A venture capital firm has signed a partnership deal with the University of Manchester to identify and back early-stage companies with the potential to become the technology stars of the future.

Campus Capital will invest sums from £50,000 to £200,000 into promising businesses both on campus and off campus across the Manchester city region. The model, […]

University of Wollongong sets up a $10 million seed fund for start-ups

By | February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The University of Wollongong has launched a $10 million seed fund for start-ups which join its new iAccelerate business incubator.

Start-ups accepted by the incubator in its current round of applications will be eligible to apply for capital from the fund.

The university has contributed $2 million to the fund, which is managed by […]

$2.2 million from state will help speed UCI research to commercial market

By | February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The University of California, Irvine has received $2.2 million from the state that will be administered through UCI Applied Innovation to help speed research and innovations to commercialization.

The funding will underwrite the Bridging Innovation Gaps Initiative at UCI and provide additional support for:

  1. The BioENGINE program, which promotes biomedical engineering entrepreneurship by helping graduate students […]

My State Cares More About University Innovation Than Your’s Does…

By | January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Is your state putting their innovation dollars into university innovation?

Over 30 states in the US and countless established and emerging innovation economies across the globe are actively supporting these funding programs. In our most recent report, over 30% of all gap funding support for university proof of concept and startup gap […]