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16 02, 2022

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

By |2022-02-16T10:21:29+00:00February 16th, 2022|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies. Texas Tech awarded four [...]

16 02, 2022

The second fund of UTokyo Innovation Platform Co. comes to final closing with JPY25.6 billion

By |2022-02-16T10:19:10+00:00February 16th, 2022|Japan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that a fund operated by UTokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd. (UTokyo IPC), the venture investment arm of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan's leading national university, has come to a final closing, with a total of JPY 25.6 billion involving 11 institutional investors. The Accelerating Open Innovation Fund 1 (AOI Fund 1) is an investment limited partnership that [...]

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 [...]

8 02, 2022

Three research-led projects at Purdue awarded $143,000

By |2022-02-08T11:26:03+00:00February 8th, 2022|Indiana, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization recently awarded more than $143,000 to three research-led projects. Each project is being led by researchers from Purdue's College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine, according to a press release. The projects are being funded through the Trask Innovation Fund, which supports short-term projects [...]

16 12, 2021

VTech Biomedical innovations take center stage during ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch competition 

By |2021-12-16T10:26:23+00:00December 16th, 2021|Competition, Virginia|0 Comments

Virginia Tech students pitched commercialization ideas for biomedical innovations to a "Shark Tank"-style panel of judges during the annual Health Sciences and Technology (HS&T) Hokie Pitch at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke on Wednesday. The competition involved students from the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program, who selected intellectual property (IP), worked with [...]

16 12, 2021

Commercialization Fund awards support to six VCU innovators 

By |2021-12-16T10:24:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

A refrigerated shipping container designed and powered by technology invented by Virginia Commonwealth University engineers someday could bring fresh food to people living in food deserts or disaster victims living without power. The VCU Commercialization Fund chose this project by Stephen Fong, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, [...]

9 12, 2021

Big Idea Competition Showcases Burgeoning Startup Scene at UTD

By |2021-12-09T09:46:46+00:00December 9th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

Three pitch competitions were rolled into one awards ceremony that conferred more than $400,000 in prize money for the 2021 Big Idea Competition at The University of Texas at Dallas. Previous Winners: Where Are They Now? The Nov. 9 ceremony, hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Lecture Hall, [...]

9 12, 2021

LaunchNevada Initiative promotes student entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno

By |2021-12-09T09:45:00+00:00December 9th, 2021|Nevada, Student Funds|0 Comments

LaunchNevada, based in the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, was created to foster entrepreneurship among undergraduate and graduate students and to support the development and advancement of their business concepts.  “LaunchNevada is a great way to help students from different colleges in our University develop their entrepreneurship skills,” [...]

9 12, 2021

Seed investments set young ideas on the path to becoming fully fledged — and funded — project

By |2021-12-09T09:43:49+00:00December 9th, 2021|Startup Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

This fall, 10 researchers will get an infusion of startup funding to collect pilot data they'll weave into proposals for external grants with much larger bottom lines. The seed grant program, called the Engineering Faculty Organization-Opportunity Grants, is one of several run by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS). One of the ways the [...]

17 11, 2021

UCF Makes Another $1 Million Available in SEED Funding for Research 

By |2021-11-17T13:46:09+00:00November 17th, 2021|Florida, Translational Research|0 Comments

CF is now taking applications for its third round of SEED Funding.The program, made possible through a collaboration between the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, is aimed at facilitating interdisciplinary research from across the university, which is likely to attract external funding while enhancing the visibility of UCF.A total of $1 [...]