3 06, 2020

IU funds invest additional $250K in Diagnotes, a health care communication and collaboration company: News at IU

By |2020-06-03T20:52:52+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Indiana, Uncategorized, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the Innovate Indiana Fund, which provide capital to companies founded by Indiana University faculty, students, alumni and staff to help bring their research and innovations to the public through new ventures, have made a cumulative follow-on investment of $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Diagnotes Inc. Diagnotes provides a suite of team-based, patient-centered collaboration tools [...]

3 06, 2020

NIH funding, in tandem with U Arkansas, supports research on first therapeutic drug to regenerate heart tissue

By |2020-06-03T20:50:18+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Arkansas, State or Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

With funding from the National Institutes of Health, University of Arkansas researchers hope to develop the first therapeutic drug that can regenerate heart tissue. The lesion-seeking biological drug, released through stent placement, could treat coronary blockages and prevent heart failure. Currently, there are no viable therapeutics available on the market that can promote regeneration of [...]

3 06, 2020

Queen’s University spin-out Re-Vana Therapeutics raises $3.25m

By |2020-06-03T20:48:08+00:00June 3rd, 2020|New Investments/Awards, UK/England, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today (3 June), Queen’s University Belfast spin-out Re-Vana Therapeutics announced that it has raised $3.25m in pre-Series A funding. The start-up, which develops sustained-release therapeutics for significant sight-threatening ocular diseases, said that the round was oversubscribed by more than $1m and closed in two tranches. The first tranche was led by ExSight Ventures, with participation [...]

3 06, 2020

Auburn University awards 2 research projects with LAUNCH grant funding – Alabama NewsCenter

By |2020-06-03T20:45:14+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Alabama, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In an effort to advance research ideas that benefit society and the economy, Auburn University recently awarded two faculty research projects $100,000 in LAUNCH funding support. Established in 2015 by the Auburn University Research and Economic Development Advisory Board, the LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation involves an associated competition designed to bridge the gap between innovative research and the [...]

20 05, 2020

Michigan adds $950K funding for university tech commercialization

By |2020-05-20T20:49:07+00:00May 20th, 2020|Michigan, State or Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The state of Michigan has approved $950,000 in funding for commercialization of technologies developed at the public university level. In a series of the votes Tuesday, the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund approved the funds for the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization, or MTRAC, state program grant. The funds will go to programs at Michigan State [...]

20 05, 2020

UC-Irvine New Venture Competition “Ant Tank” Competition

By |2020-05-20T20:47:33+00:00May 20th, 2020|California, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 15th annual New Venture Competition (NVC), sporting $100,000 in prizes, will conclude virtually on May 21 from 3 p.m to 6 p/m PST. It is presented by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Following a record 114 concept submissions, 40 semi-finalists competed on May 8 [...]

20 05, 2020

U Buffalo spinoff Ferric Contrast wins $750,000 in federal R&D funding

By |2020-05-20T20:46:10+00:00May 20th, 2020|New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ferric Contrast Inc., a University at Buffalo spinoff, has received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop iron-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast agents are substances that are used in the body to help obtain better quality of images of organs, tumors and other biological structures. The compounds that Ferric [...]

20 05, 2020

U Iowa CCOM gap funding supports 3 medical innovation projects

By |2020-05-20T20:42:48+00:00May 20th, 2020|Iowa, Translational Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff have received gap funding for innovative translational research projects that potentially could lead to new, commercially viable medical devices or technologies. Following are summaries of the funded projects: Brad Van Voorhis, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology Development of uterine balloon $60,000 ($50,000 gap [...]

20 05, 2020

How universities can help save the startup model | VentureBeat

By |2020-05-20T20:39:41+00:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amid the uncertain economic times of COVID-19, many startups are experiencing a stress test that may prove too challenging to overcome. A swath of entrepreneurial companies — small and large, new and established — are cutting jobs and pivoting their business models in the face of declining spending and funding. In fact, venture capital funding in the [...]

20 05, 2020

BU Spark! Innovation Fellows and X-Lab Practicum Programs Name Best Idea, Tech, and Design Winners | BU Today | Boston University

By |2020-05-20T20:37:17+00:00May 20th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This semester, students working with entrepreneur incubator program BU Spark! were tasked with working on apps and inventions that solve societal problems through technology. So after the Zoom call for the virtual BU Spark! demo day on May 1 kicked off with danceable music, including Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” it became [...]