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16 02, 2022

‘Become the unicorn in the room’: Alumna partners with U of T to launch 100 Black-owned startups by 2025

By |2022-02-16T10:37:32+00:00February 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Melisa Ellis (BA UTSC 2015), a University of Toronto graduate and founder of the non-profit social and technology enterprise Nobellum, is joining forces with U of T to help launch at least 100 Black-owned start-ups by 2025. “I know first-hand what it’s like to be the only Black person working at a tech company,” says Ellis, whose mission [...]

16 02, 2022

TMC Innovation selects 20 participants for cancer therapeutics accelerator

By |2022-02-16T10:22:56+00:00February 16th, 2022|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

Texas Medical Center Innovation selected 20 participants for its nine-month cancer therapeutics accelerator. The Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics was established in 2019 using grant funding the TMC received from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT. The ACT provides resources for business development, education and networking to selected researchers and early-stage biotech companies to advance their [...]

16 02, 2022

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

By |2022-02-16T10:21:29+00:00February 16th, 2022|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies. Texas Tech awarded four [...]

16 02, 2022

The second fund of UTokyo Innovation Platform Co. comes to final closing with JPY25.6 billion

By |2022-02-16T10:19:10+00:00February 16th, 2022|Japan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that a fund operated by UTokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd. (UTokyo IPC), the venture investment arm of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan's leading national university, has come to a final closing, with a total of JPY 25.6 billion involving 11 institutional investors. The Accelerating Open Innovation Fund 1 (AOI Fund 1) is an investment limited partnership that [...]

16 02, 2022

Yale University creates $15 million fund to chip away at climate change

By |2022-02-16T10:17:23+00:00February 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the next three decades, Yale will funnel $15 million in funding to early stage projects aimed at fighting climate change. The Climate Impact Innovation Fund, which was announced late last month by University officials, was financed by anonymous donors. It will operate within the Planetary Solutions Project, a University-wide initiative established in December 2020 that aims [...]

8 02, 2022

Intel Launches $1 Billion Fund to Build a Foundry Innovation Ecosystem–invest in disruptive technologies

By |2022-02-08T11:37:41+00:00February 8th, 2022|Corporate|0 Comments

Intel today announced a new $1 billion fund to support early-stage startups and established companies building disruptive technologies for the foundry ecosystem. A collaboration between Intel Capital and Intel Foundry Services (IFS), the fund will prioritize investments in capabilities that accelerate foundry customers’ time to market – spanning intellectual property (IP), software tools, innovative chip architectures and advanced packaging [...]

8 02, 2022

University of Warwick: €150,000 grant to investigate big improvements to medicines using tiny particles 

By |2022-02-08T11:34:10+00:00February 8th, 2022|Europe, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A project to improve the efficiency of our medicines using tiny particles at the University of Warwick has received funding to take it a step closer towards commercialization. 166 researchers funded by the European Research Council (ERC) have won Proof of Concept Grants. Worth €150,000 each, this top-up funding will help them bridge the gap [...]

8 02, 2022

Three research-led projects at Purdue awarded $143,000

By |2022-02-08T11:26:03+00:00February 8th, 2022|Indiana, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization recently awarded more than $143,000 to three research-led projects. Each project is being led by researchers from Purdue's College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine, according to a press release. The projects are being funded through the Trask Innovation Fund, which supports short-term projects [...]

31 01, 2022

The Upper Valley has become a booming hub for biotech firms

By |2022-01-31T20:45:11+00:00January 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In 2001, when Phil Ferneau and his partners were launching a venture capital firm focused on New Hampshire startups, they met with several academics at Dartmouth College. Ferneau had been an advocate for converting academic research into viable companies in his role as founding executive director of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at [...]