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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 [...]

9 12, 2021

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has announced a new name for CIT GAP Funds

By |2021-12-09T09:42:44+00:00December 9th, 2021|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has announced a new name for CIT GAP Funds: Virginia Venture Partners. The family of funds places equity investments in Virginia’s high-growth based technology, life science, and cleantech companies at the earliest developmental stages. This new name reflects the investment program’s renewed commitment to the Commonwealth and enduring partnerships with Virginia's high-tech [...]

2 12, 2021

TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative Advances Innovative Technologies From Lab to Market

By |2021-12-02T06:16:18+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

TEDCO, Maryland's economic engine for technology companies, announced its recent round of funding, including investments in 12 start-up companies and funding to 36 university projects through the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII). "This past year has seen a record breaking number of applications across various industry sectors." - Dr. Arti Santhanam Tweet thisEstablished in 2012, the MII program was created [...]

2 12, 2021

Gifts to Venture Development Fund could mean state tax credit 

By |2021-12-02T06:14:33+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Oregon, State or Government|0 Comments

Helpful tools for mental and behavioral health professionals. An adjustable desktop shade for using screens in offices with natural light. An app to improve health by spending time in nature. Those are just some of the ways that new enterprises supported by the University Venture Development Fund benefit society. Oregonians who give to the fund [...]

1 12, 2021

Binghamton University smart energy start up wins competition

By |2021-12-01T19:15:49+00:00December 1st, 2021|New York, State or Government|0 Comments

A Binghamton University based smart energy startup has received a boost from winning a Shark Tank style competition. DomCat Technologies won $50,000 recently at the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition. FuzeHub is a non-profit that assists small and medium sized manufacturers in New York. DomCat was founded in 2018 by B-U chemistry graduate student Dominic Caracciolo. It [...]

10 11, 2021

Japan unveils $88 bln university fund in growth strategy

By |2021-11-10T10:10:42+00:00November 10th, 2021|Japan, State or Government|0 Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed on Monday to establish an $88 billion university fund to promote Japan as a science and technology nation as part of a growth strategy needed to distribute wealth to the wider public. Some of the growth initiatives, like the university fund, will likely be featured in the planned stimulus [...]

1 09, 2021

Polsky Center Teams Up with $15 Million Great Lakes Innovation Hub to Catalyze Innovation in the Midwest 

By |2021-09-01T08:08:09+00:00September 1st, 2021|State or Government|0 Comments

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has joined the Great Lakes Innovation Corps Hub, which was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support innovation in the Midwest ecosystem. The $15 million Hub is one of five across the country that the NSF announced today – a decade after originally launching the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. Since 2011 more [...]

1 09, 2021

CIT GAP Funds Invests in BloomCatch to Advance the Next

By |2021-09-01T08:05:53+00:00September 1st, 2021|New Investments/Awards, State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that CIT GAP Funds, the direct investment program of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) Investment Division, has invested in Centreville, Va.-based BloomCatch. BloomCatch is a versatile mobile plant identification app that combines cutting edge machine learning with live human experiences to connect plant parents to plant experts [...]

1 09, 2021

$6.5M state investment in Michigan Rise to fuel more startup funding

By |2021-09-01T07:58:44+00:00September 1st, 2021|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

An additional $6.5 million state investment gives pre-seed fund Michigan Rise more capital to back a strong pipeline of startup companies. Created a year ago and administered by the Michigan State University Foundation, Michigan Rise has at least 10 startups awaiting investments. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. expects Michigan Rise to invest $2.5 million in 15 startups in [...]

18 08, 2021

Michigan MEDC Strategic Fund Approves $6.5M for High-tech Startups 

By |2021-08-18T13:38:43+00:00August 18th, 2021|Michigan, Startup Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) in Lansing announced the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved a grant amendment for $6.5 million for the Michigan State University Foundation to support high-tech startup companies and innovative technologies in Michigan at the university level through the Pre-Seed III fund. The Pre-Seed Fund was created to provide early-stage [...]