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18 11, 2020

MSU Conquer Accelerator launches first Grand Rapids cohort 

By |2020-11-18T13:03:04+00:00November 18th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan|0 Comments

A Michigan State University Foundation accelerator program that provides funding, mentorship and network opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs launched a Grand Rapids cohort. East Lansing-based Conquer Accelerator last month launched its first Grand Rapids season and fall 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomed five selected teams to its Grand Rapids program, which began virtually Sept. 14 [...]

18 11, 2020

The Academia-Industry Innovation Collaboration 

By |2020-11-18T13:02:20+00:00November 18th, 2020|Corporate|0 Comments

As major corporations continue to reduce their basic research operations and also acquire small companies that possess appealing products/services, research-ready colleges and universities continue to engage the broader scenario with innovative products created in collaboration with corporate partners or, separately, developed entirely from scratch on their campuses and then commercialized.  In an era when university [...]

18 11, 2020

UofSC’s McNair Institute cultivating student innovators

By |2020-11-18T13:01:30+00:00November 18th, 2020|South Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Hayden Shipley got his first taste of entrepreneurship as a middle school student selling homemade potato chips. During the pandemic lull this spring, the sophomore finance student concocted a new recipe: this time, for a company that will pair families struggling with food insecurity with restaurants struggling to stay in business. The online platform aims [...]

18 11, 2020

NC Biotech Center awards $623K in grants; its portfolio firms raise nearly $33M 

By |2020-11-18T13:00:45+00:00November 18th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina|0 Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 11 grants and loans totaling $623,136 to bioscience companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021. The awards, made in July, August and September, will support life science technology commercialization and intellectual exchange throughout North Carolina. COMPANY LOANS AWARDED Three bioscience [...]

18 11, 2020

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing  awards $270,000 to Wayne State University artificial intelligence projects  

By |2020-11-18T12:58:29+00:00November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing at Wayne State University recently awarded a combined $270,000 in funding to three transformative innovation research projects led by Wayne State researchers, including a School of Medicine associate professor. These projects aim to tackle deep technology opportunities in high-impact sectors, such as artificial intelligence [...]

18 11, 2020

Universities’ innovation support system to be bolstered

By |2020-11-18T12:57:40+00:00November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The special investigator for proposing a new structure for innovation support at public universities in Sweden, Alf Karlsson, has proposed a radical restructure of the system by 2022. Appointed by the government on 16 October 2019, Karlsson has published a 468-page report proposing to overhaul a fragmented and sub-optimal support system to a more nationally [...]

11 11, 2020

Purdue startups achieve successes as they ‘double down’ 

By |2020-11-11T10:27:16+00:00November 11th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

From doubled conversion rates to significantly increased margins, 14 Purdue University-affiliated startups have found success through a new program with the Purdue Foundry. Started in 2019, the Double Down Experiment (DDX) is designed to help startups identify and overcome the challenges of launching a high-growth business. DDX just graduated its first two cohorts. Some of the DDX [...]

11 11, 2020

UCeed funds fuel health startups helping patients with a variety of conditions

By |2020-11-11T10:26:47+00:00November 11th, 2020|Canada|0 Comments

UCeed is fostering innovation, helping to commercialize new technologies, and accelerating start-up companies. As UCalgary’s pre-seed and seed funding program, UCeed has selected four companies to pursue its first round of investment. From new ways to treat asthma to cancer care products, the first round of investees is an exciting and diverse group. “We’re thrilled to [...]

11 11, 2020

16 Startups Selected for UC Berkeley’s Highly-Competitive, Global Startup Accelerator Program SkyDeck

By |2020-11-11T10:25:21+00:00November 11th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

BERKELEY, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 29, 2020 / UC Berkeley SkyDeck, the startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), today announces it has selected 16 companies from around the globe for its fall 2020 startup cohort. The new group of startups specializes in a wide range of industries including AI, life [...]