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16 09, 2021

PSU Eberly’s 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced

By |2021-09-16T09:52:53+00:00September 16th, 2021|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare them to translate their Penn [...]

16 09, 2021

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

By |2021-09-16T09:51:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does happen? One of the misconceptions [...]

16 09, 2021

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship launches seed fund for student startups – JMU

By |2021-09-16T09:49:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

At the start of National Small Business Week this week, the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University is launching the Bluestone Seed Fund, a donor-backed investment fund that will provide equity investments in student and alumni businesses, while also providing hands-on venture investing experience for JMU students. The program is the first of [...]

9 09, 2021

$19.9M expands biomed research, translational science in RI 

By |2021-09-09T10:37:21+00:00September 9th, 2021|Rhode Island, Translational Research|0 Comments

The federally funded Advance Clinical and Translational Research program — of which the University of Rhode Island is a key partner — recently received a $19.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund the program's expansion into a second five-year phase. Advance-CTR is a statewide partnership that consists of URI, [...]

9 09, 2021

UWM Research Foundation awards new Catalyst Grants

By |2021-09-09T10:30:19+00:00September 9th, 2021|Translational Research, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Three new UWM research projects will divide $150,000 in Catalyst Grant seed funding from the UWM Research Foundation. Now in its 14th year, the Catalyst Grant Program, supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, has awarded over $5.5 million in seed funding for more than 100 projects. These projects have led to 55 issued [...]

26 08, 2021

SMU Announces All-New Business Accelerator to Support Next-Gen Entrepreneurs | Dallas Innovates

By |2021-08-26T10:26:53+00:00August 26th, 2021|Mississippi, Student Funds|0 Comments

A six-month program will provide SMU student and recent alumni entrepreneurs the growth opportunity of an existing start-up. Described as an “intense and enriching” accelerator, the program offers immersive workshops, mentorship, and access to entrepreneurial and investor networks. Students will have two opportunities to compete for non-dilutive funding. The BAP program features two competitions: a [...]

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 [...]

18 08, 2021

U Michigan Zell Founders Fund Announces $100,000 Investment in Just Enough Wines

By |2021-08-18T13:37:22+00:00August 18th, 2021|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Zell Founders Fund, in collaboration with the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, announced today that it has contributed $100,000 to a recent funding round for Just Enough Wines, a premium quality canned wine company founded by University of Michigan alumna Kaitlyn Lo (MBA '21) with her [...]

18 08, 2021

CIT GAP Funds Invests in ArchiveCore to Simplify Healthcare

By |2021-08-18T13:32:11+00:00August 18th, 2021|State or Government, Venture Fund|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 Roanoke, Va.-based ArchiveCore. ArchiveCore’s cloud-based distributed ledger technology reduces administrative delays and costs in the process of credentialing healthcare professionals. The startup will use this GAP Funds investment [...]

18 08, 2021

Rowan Innovations: Moving great ideas from the lab to the marketplace 

By |2021-08-18T13:30:33+00:00August 18th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Rowan University researchers are developing promising ideas and new technology in their labs—the trick is getting their new inventions out into the marketplace. The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program accelerates the commercialization process. Since 2018, Rowan researchers have earned 10 national I-Corps awards, plus another through the National Institutes of Health—more than any other R2 [...]