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2905, 2020

Auburn University awarded $1.31 million in research project funds from state

Three Auburn University research projects have received a combined $1.31 million award, through a new program administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the grants this week through the new Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The state-funded program was created [...]

2905, 2020

Boosting campus innovation, Haifa University launches student VC fund 

The University of Haifa has become the latest Israeli university to launch a student venture capital fund, seeking to boost entrepreneurship on campus by investing in start-ups run by students, academics and recent graduates. The HIL Fund was established by the University of Haifa Innovation Labs (HIL) in partnership with fresh.fund, [...]

2905, 2020

University of Michigan to receive up to $130M to commercialize drug discovery

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan and health care investment firm Deerfield Management Co. announced Wednesday a new partnership with the aim of developing life-saving drugs and disease treatments. Deerfield has committed up to $130 million over the next decade in biomedical research at U-M. The collaboration includes the launch [...]

2105, 2020

LaunchVT announces 2020 Accelerator cohort | Vermont Business Magazine

LaunchVT has selected the seven Vermont startups that will be participating in its 2020 Accelerator. This is the eighth cohort of startups to come through LaunchVT’s acceleration program. Over the past seven years, LaunchVT has provided business development support, strategic coaching, and over $700,000 in cash and services to accelerate 51 [...]

2105, 2020

9 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Startup Funding-Builtin.com

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, including how companies raise venture funding. It has become a slower, shakier process, in part because VCs and startup founders can no longer meet in person. “Much of communication between people is non-verbal,” Russ Wilcox, a partner at Pillar VC, told Built In. Specifically, he [...]

2005, 2020

Michigan adds $950K funding for university tech commercialization

The state of Michigan has approved $950,000 in funding for commercialization of technologies developed at the public university level. In a series of the votes Tuesday, the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund approved the funds for the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization, or MTRAC, state program grant. The funds will go [...]

2005, 2020

UC-Irvine New Venture Competition “Ant Tank” Competition

The 15th annual New Venture Competition (NVC), sporting $100,000 in prizes, will conclude virtually on May 21 from 3 p.m to 6 p/m PST. It is presented by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Following a record 114 concept submissions, 40 [...]

2005, 2020

U Buffalo spinoff Ferric Contrast wins $750,000 in federal R&D funding

Ferric Contrast Inc., a University at Buffalo spinoff, has received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop iron-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast agents are substances that are used in the body to help obtain better quality of images of organs, tumors and other biological [...]

2005, 2020

U Iowa CCOM gap funding supports 3 medical innovation projects

Three University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff have received gap funding for innovative translational research projects that potentially could lead to new, commercially viable medical devices or technologies. Following are summaries of the funded projects: Brad Van Voorhis, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology Development of [...]

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