Washington

14 05, 2020

Spring 2020 Wash U LEAP Gap Fund Cycle Concludes

By |2020-05-14T09:43:45+00:00May 14th, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

The LEAP Gap Fund is open to any person or team with potential or existing WashU intellectual property. Through the program, teams receive mentorship from experts in their fields and work with the Skandalaris Center team and partners to create clear development and commercialization plans to ready their projects. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

6 02, 2020

UW WE-REACH to fund ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries 

By |2020-02-06T08:51:56+00:00February 6th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Washington|0 Comments

Medical researchers at the University of Washington are receiving a new boost to get their ideas off the bench and into the public domain. A new center is being created with $4 million in matching funds from the National Institutes of Health for promising biomedical discoveries. The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) will provide [...]

23 01, 2020

Office of Commercialization awards 10 WSU researchers with commercialization funding 

By |2020-01-23T09:08:20+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

Ten research projects with high market potential received the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) awarded by the Office of Commercialization (OC). The OC provides researchers up to $50,000 via the CGF to booster their ability to make an economic impact on our society. The CGF program is aligned with Washington State University’s mission and commitment to [...]

16 01, 2020

AI2 Incubator hatches $10M fund for startups with VC support

By |2020-01-16T09:47:54+00:00January 16th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Washington|0 Comments

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is kicking things up more than a notch for AI startups with a $10 million pre-seed fund for its incubator program. The AI2 Incubator’s fund is backed by some of the nation’s top venture capital institutions, such as Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group, Silicon Valley’s Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins, and New York’s Two Sigma Ventures. But wait … there’s [...]

27 09, 2019

University of Washington and Microsoft Research POC project Develops DNA Storage

By |2019-09-27T09:38:20+00:00September 27th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

It may seem far-fetched, but computer scientists and research groups have worked for years to discover if it is possible to store data on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Now, Microsoft Research (MR) and the University of Washington (UW) have achieved just that, and the implications of their success could be far-reaching. Clinical pathologists are increasingly performing genetic DNA sequencing in their medical laboratories to identify biomarkers for [...]

12 09, 2019

New round of Amazon Catalyst Grants awarded to Washington State University innovators and entrepreneurs 

By |2019-09-12T07:04:04+00:00September 12th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

The Amazon Catalyst Program at Washington State University has awarded nearly $20,000 in grants to two teams comprised of research faculty and students from varied university disciplines and locations. Team Cross-Cultural Optics and team Virtual Reality 360 received grants for their innovative solutions to specific problems posed by Amazon. Launched in 2018, the collaborative program between Amazon [...]

10 01, 2019

Washington State University announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards 

By |2019-01-10T08:44:08+00:00January 10th, 2019|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) is a program run by the Office of Research [...]

10 01, 2019

Bayer partners with U Washington gap funded treatment

By |2019-01-10T08:42:47+00:00January 10th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

A new licensing agreement will help farmers and veterinarians fight early-life diarrhea in dairy and beef cattle. Bayer Animal Health and ParaTheraTech (PTT) have signed a global agreement to advance new Cryptosporidiosis treatment options for these farm animals. Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on knowledge and intellectual property licensed by PTT from the [...]

10 01, 2019

Bayer partners with U Washington gap funded treatment

By |2019-01-10T08:40:28+00:00January 10th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

A new licensing agreement will help farmers and veterinarians fight early-life diarrhea in dairy and beef cattle. Bayer Animal Health and ParaTheraTech (PTT) have signed a global agreement to advance new Cryptosporidiosis treatment options for these farm animals. Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on knowledge and intellectual property licensed by PTT from the [...]

20 09, 2018

Washington State University startup receives research grant for affordable/easy-to-use microscope

By |2018-09-20T08:59:03+00:00September 20th, 2018|Translational Research, Washington|0 Comments

Klar Scientific, a startup company launched by Matthew McCluskey, a physicist at Washington State University, received a $740,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue the research and development of a new affordable and easy-to-use microscope. Klar Scientific designs and manufactures an innovative spectroscopic confocal optical profile [...]