United States

15 10, 2020

UMSL begins business accelerator program geared toward underrepresented entrepreneurs

By |2020-10-15T09:43:05+00:00October 15th, 2020|Missouri|0 Comments

The University of Missouri-St. Louis’ entrepreneurship program, UMSL Accelerate, announced the launch Tuesday of a new business accelerator aimed at supporting founders of emerging companies who come from underrepresented backgrounds and marginalized communities. Called the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accelerator, the application-based initiative is open to founders of early stage startup companies that “positively impact [...]

15 10, 2020

MSU Accelerator Starts Fifth Summer Cohort With Five Tech Startups 

By |2020-10-15T09:41:55+00:00October 15th, 2020|Michigan, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Michigan State University Foundation’s Conquer Accelerator announced the launch of its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its East Lansing program: ARUtility, Lucypop, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic, and StarForged Studios. “It’s hard to believe that we’re already moving into our fifth year for Conquer Accelerator, but when I [...]

15 10, 2020

UIC Innovation Fund | Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation | University of Illinois at Chicago

By |2020-10-15T09:40:45+00:00October 15th, 2020|Illinois, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The UIC Innovation Fund supports the commercialization of technologies developed by faculty, staff and students at UIC. The fund supports programs that help UIC technologies reach important milestones that are critical to commercialization. The fund is managed in partnership with the Office of Technology Management. The new UIC Innovation Fund will combine oversight of the [...]

15 10, 2020

UConn funds COVID-19 research through COVID-19 Research Seed Funding

By |2020-10-15T09:39:55+00:00October 15th, 2020|Connecticut|0 Comments

The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal funding program for University of Connecticut projects from all campuses that focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, offering up to $50,000 to program participants. Currently, five projects from both UConn and UConn Health have been supported by this funding endeavor. The projects selected for [...]

7 10, 2020

UIC Innovation Fund to support commericialization of UIC-based technologies

By |2020-10-07T16:15:51+00:00October 7th, 2020|Illinois, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation (OVCI) is proud to announce the creation of the UIC Innovation Fund to support the commercialization of technologies developed by faculty, staff and students at UIC. The new UIC Innovation Fund will combine oversight of the Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative (CTRI) and the Proof of Concept (POC) [...]

7 10, 2020

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution 

By |2020-10-07T16:11:04+00:00October 7th, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, UK/England|0 Comments

Imperial and MIT share a commitment to address key global challenges and for 2020, the MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will call for research into climate solutions and the transition to zero pollution. The funding, worth $100,000 in total, will bring together researchers from two of the world's best universities to build early-stage collaboration. The seed fund is calling [...]

7 10, 2020

U Utah establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center

By |2020-10-07T16:01:25+00:00October 7th, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund, Utah|0 Comments

President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology [...]

7 10, 2020

Children’s Hospital LA launches pediatric digital health accelerator

By |2020-10-07T15:58:25+00:00October 7th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, California, Hospitals|0 Comments

The hospital is introducing a 13-week pediatric digital health accelerator program, dubbed KidsX, which will link more than 30 hospitals across the US, the UK, and Australia with companies focused on cultivating pediatric digital health innovations. As part of the program, hospitals will present problems and challenges to the startup community and work with digital health companies [...]

7 10, 2020

UCF Office of Research Offers Second Round of $1 Million Seed Funding to Faculty

By |2020-10-07T15:57:26+00:00October 7th, 2020|Florida, Translational Research|0 Comments

The UCF Office of Research and the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs have pooled $1 million in seed funding to help faculty conducting research, which could lead to greater success in attracting federal and private grants. This is the second time UCF has offered this kind of funding. Last September, the two offices [...]

24 09, 2020

Kentucky creates partnership to commercialize tech innovations

By |2020-09-24T10:31:25+00:00September 24th, 2020|Kentucky|0 Comments

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV), a new public-private partnership unique in the U.S. that aims to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies. “We all want to grow Kentucky’s tech sector and create the high-paying, knowledge-based jobs that follow. A big part of doing so is turning Kentucky’s [...]