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WA Life Sciences Discovery Fund announces ~$1M in matching grants

SEATTLE, Washington, March 9, 2015 – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $1 million in Matching grants to two Washington-based companies to promote translation of promising treatments for devastating medical conditions from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Each award must be matched at least 1:1 by other funding sources. These grants

 
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University Proof of Concept Funds (SIG Report)

The Mind the Gap Proof of Concept Fund Special Interest Group (SIG) took place on February 24th, 2015 from 11-12:30 PM EST and was attended by ~55 professionals interested in the role of proof of concept funds at research institutions. This group was composed of current and aspiring fund managers and stakeholders. The following report

 
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Anchor investment from NMSU Foundation helps launch Aggie Innovation Fund

In the past year, New Mexico State University has introduced new technologies and products in areas as wide-ranging as dyes that will help identify and treat cancer, organic pesticides, voice authentication security software, and shrimp that can be grown in the desert. The common thread between these innovative ideas is the need for funding to

 
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Purdue Emerging Innovations Fund Boosts Tech Developer

A company that has licensed a Purdue University tracking software innovation has been awarded funding from the Emerging Innovations Fund, an evergreen fund created to accelerate the commercialization of Purdue’s early-stage discoveries. SensorHound Inc., a company that focuses on technology that improves reliability and reduces the operations cost of networked embedded systems, also called the

 
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Rowan Innovation Venture Fund accepting applications for financing | Rowan Today

The Rowan Innovation Venture Fund is now accepting applications for funding from researchers, entrepreneurs, business owners and others in South Jersey, including Rowan faculty, students and alumni as well as area residents. The Glassboro-based Rowan University Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Rowan University – created the $5 million Fund in February 2014. Among its

 
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Arab private sector urged to fund scientific research

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud, the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), has called on the private sector to fund scientific research projects which will ultimately benefit the nation. Speaking at a ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday, he announced the winners of the Almarai Prize for Scientific innovation.

 
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Innovation Needs to be a Central Focus of the Federal Budget

As American manufacturing continues its slow recovery from the Great Recession, improved competitiveness and innovation need to remain strong federal priorities. It’s therefore heartening to note that the President’s FY 2016 budget request illustrates the administration’s belief in the power of public/private research partnerships to restore American industry’s competitive edge in advanced industries.The budget contains

 
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy begins seed fund for researchers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created a seed fund to support multidisciplinary research at the private university. Jonathon Dordick, vice president of research, says his office pledged up to $100,000 each to four research projects last month. The funding is part of a new initiative, the knowledge and innovation program, that aims to broaden the multidisciplinary

 
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University of Oxford Isis Fund II reaches funding target of £2m, closes — Medical Sciences Division, Oxford

The fund achieved its initial target in less than four weeks and will close at almost twice that level. Isis Innovation executive director Linda Naylor said: “In 2014, Isis Innovation oversaw a record £2.6m in proof-of-concept funding flow into over twenty new Oxford technologies and ventures. The first University of Oxford Isis Fund was a

 
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Purdue startups seek millions in cash this semester

Purdue University researcher Michael Zenter is familiar with the valley of funding death. It’s the gap in available capital that exists between research-level funding and business loans offered to viable companies, and it’s spelled catastrophe for many startups. But if you have a good enough idea, that valley seems to narrow with resources available from

 
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