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Cornell University Academic Venture Fund Awards $1.4M to 12 Bioenergy/Ag Projects

Cornell University’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has awarded $1.4 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects, including several related to biomass and bioenergy production.

 
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12 Northeast Ohio companies win $42.3 million from Ohio Third Frontier

Twelve, young companies receive over $42M in support from the state’s economic development engine, Ohio Third Frontier (OTF). OTF has led the nation as an example of what a robust approach, via both funding and support programs, can do for technology and start-ups. Their model works closely with partnering corporations and investors to expand the

 
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QED Program launches seventh round of funding; to put near $1M in start-ups

As the University City Science Center’s QED proof-of-concept program launches its seventh round, one of its newest academic partners, The Pennsylvania State University, has expanded its involvement from the Medical College at Hershey to include its main campus at University Park. University Park hosts hundreds of life science researchers in colleges including the Eberly College

 
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Wayne State University gets $250K boost from local Detroit Innovate Fund

The Detroit Innovate Fund, a new fund to help launch local high-tech startup companies, has invested $250,000 in Detroit Materials Inc., a Wayne State University spinoff that hopes to make cast-steel parts for the military, mining and off-road markets. The company will use that money, and $150,000 awarded this month through a phase-one Small Business Innovative Research grant

 
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Mizzou student start-up lands $50K from local angels

Angel investors come from all backgrounds and industries, but Kansas City-based Knoda today announced it has received a $50,000 investment from a less likely angel group: students. 

 
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Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research funds unmanned aircraft start-up

The Institute for Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Altavian, an unmanned aircraft solutions provider that integrates engineering and manufacturing with services for federal, state, local, and commercial clients. The Institute works with Florida’s research universities and institutions to support new company creation and job growth, bridging

 
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European VC, Epidarex, announces £50m into life sciences venture fund for university spin-outs

Investors keen to capitalise on British science have poured nearly £50m into a new venture capital fund. Epidarex, a specialist life science venture capital group, will on Thursday unveil a new £47.5m fund dedicated to UK start-ups, including university spin-outs. Backers include US drug giant Eli Lilly as well as King’s College London and other

 
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University of Kansas POC Fund Faculty Program Set For June 10th

This seminar will be held at the Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 100. Located at 2093 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas

 
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OHSU Funds Venture Firm to Raise $100M Life Sciences Seed Fund

Oregon Health & Science University is collaborating in a new venture capital fund that’s the only one in the state focused on health care and life sciences. OHSU is paying Allegory Venture Partners up to $1.2 million over a two-year period to support the fund’s launch and operation. Allegory is attempting to raise at least

 
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University of Wisconsin System IdeaAdvance Seed Fund Announces First Recipients

University of Wisconsin’s IdeaAdvance fund announces its first round of seed funding. IdeaAdvance couples funds with support services, such as business mentoring and development assistance to encourage technology transfer from the UW System, especially those schools without a historic capability of transferring its ideas to the marketplace.

 
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