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University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1802, 2021

Oxford University, GAV Start Conservation Venture Capital Fund

The world’s first venture capital fund to use conservation technologies from Oxford University was announced Tuesday by venture capital firm Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI), the research commercialization arm of the school. The Oxford GAV Conservation Venture Studio (OXGAV) has funding from a $25 million special [...]

1802, 2021

Arch Grants Surpasses $20 Million Milestone In Its Sustained Impact Campaign

Arch Grants announced that it has reached a milestone in its Sustained Impact Campaign by raising $21.5 million in gifts and commitments. The Campaign will allow Arch Grants to scale its model for attracting and retaining entrepreneurs to St. Louis in an effort to drive local and regional economic development for [...]

1802, 2021

Harrington Discovery Institute Announces New Fund to Advance Breakthrough Discoveries into Novel Treatments

The transatlantic, not-for-profit medical accelerator, Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) at University Hospitals, has collaborated with leading venture investor, Advent Life Sciences ('Advent') in the launch of the Advent-Harrington Impact Fund. Advent's new impact fund, structured alongside Advent Life Sciences Fund III, brings a total of $215 million to advance breakthrough discoveries into [...]

1802, 2021

Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel University and the University City Science Center

The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded [...]

1802, 2021

Big Idea Advantage Fund Launched to Support Pitt Student Entrepreneurs

Pitt students who want to explore innovation and entrepreneurship now have a new resource to help them bridge the critical period between the initial idea and having a prototype or beta version of their product or service. The Big Idea Advantage Fund, a new resource by the Big Idea Center, part [...]

1702, 2021

Virtual alumni pitching event opens new doors for Purdue startups during pandemic

A virtual pitching event has offered Purdue University-affiliated startups the chance to connect with potential customers and agriculture leaders during the pandemic. Fish Tank was a virtual pitching event held earlier this month during the Purdue Ag Alumni Association’s Gone Fishin’ event, the virtual alternative to its annual Fish Fry. The [...]

1702, 2021

UGA launches streamlined tech licensing for startups

The University of Georgia’s Innovation District is offering a new tool to support university entrepreneurs pursuing commercialization of their research discoveries. Georgia Startup License is an express program that combines business and technical assistance with a streamlined technology licensing process to help UGA startups get off the ground. Created by Innovation Gateway, UGA’s [...]

1202, 2021

February 23rd | BRIDGE Philips Image-Guided Therapy Devices Kickoff Call

  innovosource is piloting a corporate-driven, proof of concept model with Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices.  The goal is to connect motivated, industry partners with existing partnership nodes at research institutions around three, immediate needs areas. Positive outcomes could result in funded POC projects, licensing, startup investment, and/or research partnerships. This process is [...]

1102, 2021

University Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action expands its membership

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN—innovosource’s Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action (GAP COA), a community of practice for university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap fund/accelerator programs, is pleased to announce seven new members: Baylor College of Medicine, Columbia Tech Ventures at Columbia University, HubTec Chile, Northeastern University, [...]

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