Massachusetts

23 07, 2020

Brown to fund biomedical technologies with commercial potential, patient benefits 

By |2020-07-23T11:22:22+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Ranging from technology that analyzes the cries of infants for signs of opioid withdrawal to gene therapy treatment for post-traumatic osteoarthritis, five projects led by Brown University research teams have each been awarded $100,000 to help translate their scientific discoveries into commercial products that benefit patients. In its second annual cycle of awards, Brown Biomedical Innovations [...]

8 07, 2020

MIT Energy Initiative awards eight seed fund grants for early-stage MIT energy research

By |2020-07-08T11:59:46+00:00July 8th, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Eight individuals and teams from MIT were recently awarded $150,000 grants through the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Seed Fund Program to support promising novel energy research. The highly competitive annual program received a total of 82 proposals from 88 researchers representing 17 departments, labs, and centers at MIT. The applications, which came from a range [...]

10 06, 2020

Boston startup leaders look for steps to fight racial injustice

By |2020-06-10T13:39:15+00:00June 10th, 2020|Massachusetts|0 Comments

As thousands of Bostonians speak out against racism against Black Americans, catalyzed by a string of high-profile deaths—particularly the alleged murder of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis—leaders are beginning to reckon with the racism within the world of startups and venture capital. Fighting police brutality has not historically been in the [...]

4 06, 2020

UMass ADVANCE Announces Collaborative Seed Grant Funding 2020-21

By |2020-06-04T10:41:29+00:00June 4th, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The UMass ADVANCE Program has announced the second round of seed grant funding to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded seed grant projects will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in [...]

20 05, 2020

BU Spark! Innovation Fellows and X-Lab Practicum Programs Name Best Idea, Tech, and Design Winners | BU Today | Boston University

By |2020-05-20T20:37:17+00:00May 20th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This semester, students working with entrepreneur incubator program BU Spark! were tasked with working on apps and inventions that solve societal problems through technology. So after the Zoom call for the virtual BU Spark! demo day on May 1 kicked off with danceable music, including Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” it became [...]

7 05, 2020

NIH invests in rapid innovation and development for COVID-19 testing

By |2020-05-07T09:23:08+00:00May 7th, 2020|Massachusetts|0 Comments

UMass Medical School and UMass Lowell will perform a key role in a new National Institutes of Health initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies via their Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies collaboration. With a $1.5 billion investment from federal stimulus funding, the newly launched Rapid Acceleration of [...]

30 04, 2020

Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center establish seed funding program for COVID-19 research 

By |2020-04-30T09:29:10+00:00April 30th, 2020|Massachusetts|0 Comments

Tufts University and the Tufts Medical Center jointly established a seed funding program to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus; the program offers $300,000 in grants that are available to research teams across the university and medical center. The university hopes to fund six research projects, each of which will be allocated $50,000 to fund coronavirus research. Caroline Genco, vice provost for [...]

23 04, 2020

HBS New Venture Competition: Entrepreneurs Innovate in a Time of Crisis –

By |2020-04-23T10:01:28+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Massachusetts|0 Comments

Late yesterday afternoon, video screens around the world were glowing as the winners of the 23rd annual HBS New Venture Competition (NVC) were announced. This year’s finale, which was all virtual in this COVID-19 era, featured 20 student and alumni finalist teams vying for $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. The top prize in the [...]

13 02, 2020

Startup Incubator Aims to Spur Life-Saving Innovations

By |2020-02-13T10:32:26+00:00February 13th, 2020|Massachusetts|0 Comments

 business incubator working to improve the lives of patients with heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders is expanding its reach to the next generation of pioneering biotech and medical-device entrepreneurs. Heart, lung and blood diseases account for 41 percent of deaths in the United States and lead to more than $400 billion in health-care expenses [...]

25 07, 2019

MIT Solve launches an Innovation Fund to back impact startups

By |2019-07-25T08:55:46+00:00July 25th, 2019|Massachusetts|0 Comments

As the executive director of MIT Solve, a tech incubator launched in 2016 that sources and supports solutions to global challenges, Alex Amouyel has watched the social-impact innovation landscape evolve significantly in the last three years. Each year, Solve issues a set of four challenges that cover sustainability, health, economics, and education. Past challenges have asked questions like: How can [...]