WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new all-volunteer, nonprofit group composed of Silicon Valley-based Purdue University alumni could provide Purdue innovators and entrepreneurs with support to commercialize the university’s innovations. Silicon Valley Boiler Innovation Group (SV BIG) links established California venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs and industry officials who graduated from Purdue with Purdue entrepreneurs attempting to launch their
Two life sciences companies that are commercializing Purdue University innovations can receive up to $250,000 in investments from the Emerging Innovations Fund, an evergreen fund created to accelerate the commercialization of early-stage discoveries.
A new $3.5-million fund at the University of Notre Dame has been established to help launch student-led ventures and further strengthen the educational component of the University’s ESTEEM Graduate Program. The funds for the program will be from gifts made to the University by John Jeuck, the former dean of the University of Chicago Booth
Prize-Based Innovation for University of Notre Dame Computer Science & Engineering Students and Faculty
The University of Notre Dame’s Computer Science & Engineering program will collaborate with Schurz Communications on a first-of-its-kind “innovation challenge,” beginning fall semester, 2012. Undergraduates, graduate students and faculty will be asked to consider real-world digital solutions and opportunities for 21st -century media companies. A first area of focus will be mobile development.
Purdue University is facilitating and encouraging startup creation through several investment funds, engagement with surrounding communities and investors, and one of the largest university-affiliated incubation parks in the country, which comprises more than 200 companies across Indiana and has provided about $22 million for sponsored research at the university since 1999.“We have several initiatives designed
$8.25 million Seed Fund for Early-stage Life Science Companies: BioCrossroads Forms Indiana Seed Fund II
INDIANAPOLIS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — BioCrossroads announced today the formation of the Indiana Seed Fund II (the Fund), an early-stage capital fund focused on identifying, creating and developing the next generation of Indiana-based life sciences companies. The $8.25 million fund is a follow-on to the Indiana Seed Fund I, a $6 million
Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine announced they will invest $150 million over 5 years in a new research collaboration, the Strategic Research Initiative, that will enhance the institutions’ joint capabilities in fundamental scientific investigation, translational research and clinical trials.