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2207, 2021

New Auburn University internal awards programs name winners for 2021

Auburn University launched two new pilot internal awards programs in 2021 and has named the program’s first recipients. The Research Support Program, or RSP, and the Creative Work and Social Impact Scholarship Funding Program, or CWSI, were established by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. [...]

2207, 2021

New Accelerator grants boost Ohio State research and innovation

A new effort by The Ohio State University to support team-driven research has awarded funding to 19 proposals to investigate topics ranging from brain and bone health to drug manufacturing, new devices and deep learning. The Accelerator grants were awarded through the President’s Research Excellence (PRE) program, an initiative launched this year to provide seed [...]

1407, 2021

MSU Conquer Accelerator’s newest group focuses on financial technology businesses

Six businesses focused on financial technology are part of Conquer Accelerator's sixth cohort that runs through Aug. 6. The businesses will receive $20,000 and mentorship over the course of 10 weeks. The selected companies are CrossBraining, Frizzmo, Nickels, Rebound AI, Safety Sit and Tandem. "The goal is to help a company go from product solution fit to product market [...]

1407, 2021

State match funding programs supports start-up high-tech innovation

Since 2017, Tennessee has wisely supported economic growth and high-tech innovation by providing state matching funds to start-up companies receiving federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) awards. These state matching funds are vital to help start-ups overcome hurdles they so often experience during their [...]

1407, 2021

UCF Researchers Awarded SEED Funding to Investigate Nano and Digital Technologies

ive UCF researchers have been awarded more than $450,000 in SEED funding thanks to a new collaboration between the UCF Office of Research and the international nano and digital technology research and development company imec. Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, and College [...]

1407, 2021

Seeding the Future–Access to Capital for Funding Innovation

The new issue of Technology and Innovation® (22:1) (full text) features a selection of papers exploring the important topic of accessing capital to fund innovation, including manuscripts highlighting various funding opportunities available for inventors and innovators everywhere. "The National Academy of Inventors is proud to present this issue of Technology & Innovation, as [...]

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