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Alabama Innovation Fund awards $4.5 million for promising research

The Alabama Innovation Fund has awarded nearly $4.5 million to advance research being conducted at universities and other institutions, providing key support for programs that could generate new ventures and create jobs across the state. This year, the Alabama Innovation Fund is funding 14 projects at six universities and two research-focused organizations, with the maximum

 
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Rice to invest $150 million in tech research initiatives

Rice University President David Leebron announced a $150 million investment in strategic research initiatives last week. The three-part investment will fund Rice’s molecular nanotechnology research, establish a program in data sciences and promote a broad range of research competitiveness across the university, Leebron said. The investment draws from a combination of endowment, philanthropy and reallocation

 
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Qualcomm Commits Up To $150 Million to Strategic Venture Fund in India

Qualcomm Incorporated QCOM, +0.51% today announced its intention to invest up to $150 million in Indian startup companies across all stages as part of its commitment to India during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Digital Economy event in San Jose. Qualcomm Ventures will advise and direct Qualcomm’s activities with respect to

 
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America’s Seed Fund – The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (SBIR/STTR)-A Year in Review

This year was a flagship year for the SBIR and STTR programs, with equal parts achievement, exhilaration and groundbreaking.  None of this would be possible without the amazing work of the eleven agencies: Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health

 
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Singapore National Research Foundation launches S$40 million fund to grow local tech start-ups

The National Research Foundation (NRF) launched a S$40 million fund for small, high-tech innovative companies in Singapore on Monday (Sep 21). NRF’s third Early Stage Venture Fund was launched at Techventure 2015, a two-day platform for global technopreneurs and investors at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fund aims to speed up

 
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Innovation Hub launches Innovation Fund for statewide university startup companies | AR Innovation Hub

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub today announced that it is launching the Innovation Fund to support and accelerate the development of university-based startup companies in Arkansas. “The creation of the Innovation Fund addresses the most glaring gap in our state’s equity capital spectrum for startup companies,” said Jeff Stinson, Director of the Silver Mine at

 
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Second Malta €100,000 seed fund enables eight new start-up firms to take off - timesofmalta.com

The University of Malta and the Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Small Business fund awards give start-ups cash for step change. The second €100,000 Takeoff Seed Fund Award will benefit eight researchers and entrepreneurs to help them take their innovative ideas to the next stage of commercialisation. The ceremony, attended by Minister Chris Cardona,

 
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U Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative fund, Oculus, team on new fund

The University of Maryland is working to establish itself as the premier virtual reality research center in the nation, and on Thursday it received a huge public sector vote of confidence. The Department of Computer Science at UMd will have all of the private donations it receives of at least $500,000 for endowed professorships doubled

 
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Yale, UConn Get $10 Million To Spur Biotech Ventures - Hartford Courant

Yale and UConn are collaborating to launch a new initiative to spur the creation of biotechnology companies in Connecticut. With a $10 million grant from Connecticut’s Bioscience Innovation Fund, the new effort will be called Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health or “PITCH” and will be created by the Yale Center for Molecular Discovery

 
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The United States needs a research investment fund to compete with China

America may no longer be able to boast, “We’re No. 1!” In their 2011 bestseller “That Used To Be Us,” Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum compellingly suggested the mantra no longer applies. And about a year ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made it official: China has overtaken us as the world’s largest economy. China

 
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