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24 09, 2020

NSF Convergence Accelerator Awards Second 

By |2020-09-24T10:15:20+00:00September 24th, 2020|State or Government|0 Comments

The Phase I Convergence Accelerator cohort was announced in 2019 and included the Competency Catalyst team as one of 43 projects to receive Phase I funding. The Phase II cohort includes just nine teams of the original 43 and will provide Competency Catalyst with up to $5 million in funding for prototype development and pilot [...]

16 09, 2020

U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $35 Million To Fuel High-Growth Entrepreneurship 

By |2020-09-16T14:36:34+00:00September 16th, 2020|State or Government|0 Comments

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that 52 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 36 states will receive grants totaling $35 million to support entrepreneurship, acceleration of company growth, and increased access to risk capital across regional economies. Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is among [...]

9 09, 2020

Early cancer detection technology secures £2.4M funding boost from InnovateUK

By |2020-09-09T14:23:48+00:00September 9th, 2020|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

Efforts to improve the early detection of cancer have received a significant boost with a £2.4 million funding deal to support the further development of innovative testing technology. Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited (ClinSpec Dx), a spinout from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde, has developed a way of detecting cancer at an early stage using a [...]

9 09, 2020

Technology Accelerator Program spurs on Western Australia innovators

By |2020-09-09T14:19:01+00:00September 9th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Australia, State or Government|0 Comments

Western Australian start-ups, established businesses and researchers working on innovative location-based products or services have been urged to apply for the SPUR Location Technology Accelerator Program. The program features a $25,000 grant for up to six successful applicants, with access to information sessions focused on working with WA Government data and processes. Successful applicants will receive [...]

2 09, 2020

Kentucky’s tech commercialization partnership supports academic innovators and university startups 

By |2020-09-02T12:46:59+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Kentucky, State or Government|0 Comments

Some of Kentucky’s most powerful companies — those able to revolutionize industries or launch entirely new ones — may currently occupy the minds of future innovators and hinge on university research yet to be developed. Whether in agritech, pharmaceutical sciences, fintech, geotech, biotech, medical devices or other fields, Kentucky’s higher-education institutions and the state’s own [...]

20 08, 2020

TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative Accelerates Technologies from Bench to Market | TEDCO

By |2020-08-20T10:14:29+00:00August 20th, 2020|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

 TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced its recent round of investments in six (6) start-up companies and funding to  fifteen (15) university projects through the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII). Established in 2012, the MII program was created as a partnership between the State of Maryland and five Maryland academic research institutions: Johns Hopkins University; Morgan [...]

12 08, 2020

MSU Foundation and MEDC announce Michigan Rise Pre-Seed Fund III 

By |2020-08-12T13:05:25+00:00August 12th, 2020|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the newly named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III (MPSF III) by the Michigan Strategic Fund, Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) announced Michigan Rise. MSU Foundation was awarded the MPSF III on April 14, 2020 and will work closely with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)'s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative to [...]

12 08, 2020

How to access ‘America’s Seed Fund,’ the $3 billion SBIR program-TechCrunch

By |2020-08-12T13:02:46+00:00August 12th, 2020|State or Government|0 Comments

One of the best-kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it’s dying to give away to early-stage founders and inventors — and all you have to do is ask. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, so here’s a guide to getting in the door of the [...]

30 07, 2020

Illinois Innovation Network announces seed funding recipients

By |2020-07-30T09:56:11+00:00July 30th, 2020|Illinois, State or Government|0 Comments

The Illinois Innovation Network on Monday awarded seed grants to teamsthat will use collaborative research to improve nutrition, turn trash into usable products, explore urban-rural connections, and enhance agricultural practices.  The funding is part of IIN’s Sustaining Illinois program, which is designed to increase collaborative research among the state’s public universities, focusing on the economy, health, and [...]

8 07, 2020

Ohio Third Frontier Commission accelerating new ideas, solutions 

By |2020-07-08T11:05:49+00:00July 8th, 2020|Ohio, State or Government|0 Comments

Last week, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved $5.34 million to help move new technologies and innovative products into the marketplace. “Advancing these new ideas and solutions continues Ohio’s great history of innovation,” said Lydia L. Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. “Innovation is in [...]