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15 10, 2020

How can universities be more intentional about their roles in local economies?

By |2020-10-15T09:38:18+00:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia’s University City. John Hopkins University and much of Baltimore city. The dichotomy and interdependence between a city and neighborhood that a university resides can often be summed up by the expression “town and gown” — there are the residents, and then there’s the academic population, and the two are distinct. John Hopkins is [...]

7 10, 2020

Should the U.S. government start funding clean energy startups?

By |2020-10-07T15:59:26+00:00October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new report from Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, released on Wednesday, says federal funding for the development of clean energy technologies is now a national strategic imperative. In the report, “Energizing America,” CGEP’s researchers cite figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which hold that of 46 critical energy technologies for deep decarbonization—efforts to limit global temperature rise to 2 [...]

9 09, 2020

Challenges to the Commercialization of University Innovation and – Inside INdiana Business

By |2020-09-09T14:30:36+00:00September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has shown all of us how major clinical issues can focus efforts across both business and academia, and how quickly researchers and companies can pivot to find solutions for critical and high value opportunities. While the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly an outlier in this regard, and it is clear that only a [...]

9 09, 2020

Alice Li links Cornell innovation to industry, startups

By |2020-09-09T14:22:16+00:00September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alice Li, Ph.D. ’98, is executive director of Cornell’s Center for Technology Licensing (CTL), the university’s technology transfer office. She oversees activities in technology management, marketing, licensing and outreach to support the university’s goals in commercializing technologies, promoting startups and building partnerships. Universities have been playing increasingly important roles in driving a knowledge-based economy and propelling new venture [...]

2 09, 2020

Online entrepreneurial trips boost chances of success for university start-ups

By |2020-09-02T12:51:33+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The international incubation scheme European Venture Programme takes students and researchers from technical universities on an entrepreneurial expedition. Because why should you start out small when you can immediately make contacts all over Europe? “Often entrepreneurs start in their own region and then go on to grow in their own country and then slowly but [...]

26 08, 2020

Research, innovation vital in new COVID-19 world 

By |2020-08-26T13:54:08+00:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After an incredibly difficult year, it is understandable that many people are looking forward to a ‘post-COVID’ era. But with no end to the pandemic in sight, we need to shift our thinking to start to see ourselves as societies living with this virus and focus on the long-term planning needed to tackle the enormous [...]

26 08, 2020

Startup Seed Financing Process: Convertible Notes and SAFEs | Practical Law

By |2020-08-26T13:53:19+00:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great overview of two gap funding investment instruments....encourage you to read..... --------- Convertible notes are the most commonly used financing instrument for startup companies raising seed capital. This Practice Note describes the process of a typical convertible note financing for a seed-stage startup. However, the following description of the seed financing process is largely the same when a startup chooses to [...]

26 08, 2020

Ohio State launches student innovation challenge

By |2020-08-26T13:48:13+00:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ohio State University is turning to students for creative ideas to keep its campuses safe and healthy, and is offering a financial incentive to make it worth their while. The Safe and Healthy Campus Innovation Challenge is supported by the Chief Wellness Officer, Office of Student Life and the College of Nursing’s Center for Healthcare Innovation [...]

26 08, 2020

Awards for Accelerators Tech: from Medical Treatment to Machine Learning

By |2020-08-26T13:47:45+00:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. Department of Energy awards announced in July will advance Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) R&D to develop a more effective and compact particle-beam system for cancer treatment, improve particle-beam performance using artificial intelligence, and develop a high-power, rapid-fire laser system for both tabletop and large-scale applications. In total, the DOE Accelerator Stewardship awards will support [...]

20 08, 2020

Democratising innovation | Jordan Times

By |2020-08-20T10:32:51+00:00August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAMBRIDGE — Innovation is the engine that drives contemporary economies. Living standards are determined by productivity growth, which in turn depends on the introduction and dissemination of new technologies that allow an ever-wider variety of goods and services to be produced with fewer and fewer of our planet’s resources. Policymakers and the public at large [...]