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2603, 2020

HealthTech Arkansas Partnering With PwC

The Singapore office of PwC, aka PricewaterhouseCoopers, and HealthTech Arkansas are working together to bring startups from Singapore to Arkansas for clinical trials and pilot projects with 11 health care providers. The first startup will come after a monthslong process. So, for now, the coronavirus outbreak is not expected to [...]

1903, 2020

Innovation Brings Big Investments

Investors must like what they see among Hoosier technology companies, because they’re sure bringing in their dollars. Last year saw a serious uptick in investments from venture capital firms and other types of funding sources, and the new decade began with a bang that only held the trend. 2019 was [...]

1903, 2020

The crucial role ‘innovation districts’ will play in the fight against COVID-19

As health organizations, governments, companies, and others continue to work toward solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded that this type of global, real-time coordination doesn’t happen in isolation. It’s through networks of small geographies of innovation—areas of advanced research, rapid prototyping, and commercialization—that progress is made. Since the [...]

1903, 2020

Osaka University startup seeks to develop vaccine for coronavirus

A drug development startup has begun working on a DNA vaccine against the new coronavirus, aiming to begin clinical trials in six months. AnGes Inc., which was founded by an Osaka University researcher, announced in Tokyo on March 5 that the company is working with the university to develop the [...]

1903, 2020

Finalists Announced for the University of Chicago’s College New Venture Challenge Finals 

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has officially announced the seven teams moving on to finals of the 2020 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC). The CNVC is the College track of the university’s nationally recognized business launch program, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC). [...]

1203, 2020

Kin Capital launches new Cambridge VC fund for university startups and spin-outs

The Cambridge University Ventures SEIS Fund will convey 50 per cent tax relief and other substantial tax benefits through the UK’s Government backed Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). Google, Facebook and many more of the world’s most successful businesses were started by students at university. Whilst these startups were great [...]

1203, 2020

Hartford HealthCare tech accelerator finds home in new innovation center

Hartford, Conn.-based Trinity College announced on March 4 the opening of its Trinity Innovation Center, which will house, among other innovation initiatives, the Digital Health CT accelerator program co-sponsored by Hartford HealthCare. The 13,000-square-foot innovation center is located in downtown Hartford. The new space was funded by $2.5 million in grants from [...]

1203, 2020

RTP Global Unveils $650M Startup-Focused Fund

To continue supporting technology in regions all over the world from North America to Southeast Asia, Leonid Boguslavsky-founded RTP Global unveiled a new $650 million fund to keep investing in early-stage tech companies. The venture capital firm’s last fund totaled $200 million and was rolled out in 2017, according to reports. The fund [...]

1203, 2020

Innovation fund for Imperial staff and student startups launches

Imperial College London has launched its first Innovation Fund to invest in early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies. The Fund offers alumni and investors the opportunity to support the commercial development of Imperial's discoveries into tomorrow's solutions in medicine, engineering, biochemistry, genetics, materials, quantum computing, data science and beyond. Imperial has a [...]

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