Illinois

20 01, 2021

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Deep Tech Accelerator

By |2021-01-20T12:27:09+00:00January 20th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Illinois|0 Comments

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has launched the Compass, a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies created by researchers at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Participants gain access to world-class resources over the six month program with the goal of being [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

30 07, 2020

VC firm launches virtual matchmaking event for Midwest startups and investors

By |2020-07-30T09:59:46+00:00July 30th, 2020|Illinois, Venture Capital|0 Comments

With face-to-face meetings between investors and startup founders sidelined due to the coronavirus, a Chicago VC firm is launching a new virtual matchmaking initiative to connect entrepreneurs with tech investors. Sandalphon Capital, led by Jonathan Ellis, has launched the “midwest.tech/connect” virtual summit, a virtual event that aims to connect startups across the Midwest to venture capital firms and angel [...]

30 07, 2020

Illinois Innovation Network announces seed funding recipients

By |2020-07-30T09:56:11+00:00July 30th, 2020|Illinois, State or Government|0 Comments

The Illinois Innovation Network on Monday awarded seed grants to teamsthat will use collaborative research to improve nutrition, turn trash into usable products, explore urban-rural connections, and enhance agricultural practices.  The funding is part of IIN’s Sustaining Illinois program, which is designed to increase collaborative research among the state’s public universities, focusing on the economy, health, and [...]

25 06, 2020

U Chicago Polsky Center New Venture Challenge awards record $1 million to student startups 

By |2020-06-25T10:24:18+00:00June 25th, 2020|Illinois, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced winners of the 24th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, which awarded a record $1 million to 11 student-run startups. This year’s program marks the largest investment pool in NVC history, topping last year’s investment of $850,000. The top prize was awarded to Pippin Title, a one-stop-shop [...]

30 04, 2020

New immunotherapy center launches to develop technologies to treat diseases | University of Chicago News

By |2020-04-30T09:24:22+00:00April 30th, 2020|Illinois|0 Comments

The Chicago Immunoengineering Innovation Center has launched at the University of Chicago, with a focus on developing new technologies to treat diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, and, most recently, COVID-19. Based at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the new center will catalyze fundamental and translational research in immunology, serving as a hub for engineers, immunologists, biologists and clinicians [...]

19 03, 2020

Finalists Announced for the University of Chicago’s College New Venture Challenge Finals 

By |2020-03-19T08:49:15+00:00March 19th, 2020|Competition, Illinois|0 Comments

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has officially announced the seven teams moving on to finals of the 2020 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC). The CNVC is the College track of the university’s nationally recognized business launch program, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC). This year’s cohort included a [...]

4 03, 2020

Two Purdue-affiliated life sciences startups receive Foundry Investment Fund support for detection technologies

By |2020-03-04T14:42:51+00:00March 4th, 2020|Illinois, Startup Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Purdue University-affiliated startups have received approvals for up to $250,000 each from the Purdue Foundry Investment Fund to help continue their missions of advancing life science technologies. The investments awarded by the fund will support Purdue-affiliated Amplified Sciences LLC and Brightlamp Inc., both of which are focused on health care technologies. “The Foundry Investment Fund provides an important avenue for [...]

25 02, 2020

University of Illinois secures $100 million to move forward with projects, boost innovation

By |2020-02-25T20:16:03+00:00February 25th, 2020|Illinois, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Of the $500 million, $235 million of the funding will go toward the construction of the future DPI headquarters in downtown Chicago. Provost Andreas Cangellaris sees DPI as a way to “develop a much more proactive engagement” with the private sector, facilitating collaboration between researchers and corporations to increase economic prosperity ultimately. Cangellaris describes an [...]