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Ilitches donate $8.5M to Wayne State University to fund surgical innovation

Pizza and entertainment entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch donated $8.5 million to the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine at Wayne State University to create the Ilitch Chair for Surgical Innovation. The money will establish an unrestricted fund to support research and development in surgical technologies.

 
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EU receives calls for first €1.1bn tranche of €80bn Horizon 2020 fund

EU private-sector firms and member states presented their first calls for projects and partners that will receive €1.1bn in public funding from the EU’s €80bn Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

 
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AdAdapted, U Michigan gap fund recepient, raises $725,000 in seed round

AdAdapted has locked down $725,000 in seed capital to help it scale up its mobile advertising platform.

 
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Oregon BEST supports OSU-Industry collaboration on filter technology

PORTLAND, Ore. ­ A new round of commercialization funding from Oregon BEST is helping a Portland company collaborate with Oregon State University researchers to advance a biochar-based filter system that utilizes waste biochar from lumber mills to remove heavy metals from stormwater.

 
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U.S.-Chinese Accelerator InnoSpring is Targeting $5 Million Fund

InnoSpring, a two-year-old accelerator founded in Silicon Valley to help U.S. and Chinese tech startups expand across borders, is raising a second fund, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

 
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Inpria, an Oregon ONAMI gap project, raises another $1.5 million from OAF

Inpria, one of the first of now 40 ONAMI Gap Fund startup companies, has just announced that it’s raised $1.45 million from the Oregon Angel Fund.

 
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Governor Cuomo Announces $900,000 to Fund Biomedical Research Projects at Nine SUNY Campuses

Albany, NY – July 8, 2014 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomotoday announced $900,000 in funding for projects supported by the State University of New York Health Network of Excellence. This first round of funding will be awarded to six projects engaging students and faculty on nine SUNY campuses and their partners in the private sector to research causes, treatments

 
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MIT Media Lab spinoff Luminoso scores $6.5M in funding

Luminoso, a Cambridge-based text analytics company that has its roots in the MIT Media Lab, announced Wednesday that it’s raised $6.5 million in Series A funding, led by Acadia Woods and with participation from Tokyo-based Digital Garage.

 
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Ivy Foundation Biomedical Innovation Grants

The Ivy Foundation Biomedical Innovation Grants was created in 2008 by the Ivy Foundation to support collaborative University of Virginia research projects with the potential to yield leading-edge diagnostics and treatments for a range of human health problems. The fund seeks to accelerate improved diagnosis and treatment of disease through inventions and patents, commercial products,

 
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Penn GSE’s Innovative Collaboration for Start-Ups Finalizes Newest Cohort

Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2014 – Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) has announced that the Education Design Studio, Inc. (EDSi), a $2.1 million hybrid incubator and seed fund built specifically for education ventures, has selected its second cohort of entrepreneurs to join them in Philadelphia this August. Nine early stage edtech start-ups have signed

 
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