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1609, 2020

Industry collaboration and entrepreneurship reach new heights 

Imperial has been using its academic expertise to solve real-world challenges through record numbers of industry partnerships and consultancy projects, while more and more Imperial students are launching startup companies with support from the College’s entrepreneurship programmes. These are some of the facts revealed in the newest Review of Enterprising Activity, [...]

1609, 2020

Winnow Fund to start investing in student entrepreneurs in Wisconsin

A new venture capital fund will start investing in Wisconsin's university and college entrepreneurs this fall after closing on $6 million in fundraising. The Winnow Fund, a seed-stage venture capital fund led by Richelle Martin, announced the fundraising in a news release Monday. The Winnow Fund plans to start investing [...]

1609, 2020

Comcast’s start-up accelerator will focus on the future of work

Comcast Corp. was already mulling the future of work before the coronavirus drove millions of people to work from home. When accepting applications in January for this year’s LIFT Labs Accelerator — Comcast’s start-up mentorship program — the Philadelphia media giant said it sought start-up companies working on connectivity breakthroughs. [...]

909, 2020

Early cancer detection technology secures £2.4M funding boost from InnovateUK

Efforts to improve the early detection of cancer have received a significant boost with a £2.4 million funding deal to support the further development of innovative testing technology. Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited (ClinSpec Dx), a spinout from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde, has developed a way of detecting cancer at [...]

909, 2020

Alice Li links Cornell innovation to industry, startups

Alice Li, Ph.D. ’98, is executive director of Cornell’s Center for Technology Licensing (CTL), the university’s technology transfer office. She oversees activities in technology management, marketing, licensing and outreach to support the university’s goals in commercializing technologies, promoting startups and building partnerships. Universities have been playing increasingly important roles in driving a knowledge-based [...]

909, 2020

Xfund 3 Raises Fund to Support University-Based Startups

Xfund, a Palo Alto, CA-based Cambridge, MA-based early-stage venture capital firm designed to back lateral thinkers, closed its newest investment vehicle, Xfund 3. Launched in 2012 as a collaboration between Harvard University and New Enterprise Associates and Breyer Capital, the fund combines academia with venture capital to seek out founders who have [...]

909, 2020

Technology Accelerator Program spurs on Western Australia innovators

Western Australian start-ups, established businesses and researchers working on innovative location-based products or services have been urged to apply for the SPUR Location Technology Accelerator Program. The program features a $25,000 grant for up to six successful applicants, with access to information sessions focused on working with WA Government data and [...]

209, 2020

UTSA, UT Health launch Venture Mentor Service for entrepreneurs 

UTSA has launched a chapter of Venture Mentor Service San Antonio, designed to match experienced mentors with newly minted business ventures led by the next generation of entrepreneurs in the city. A joint collaboration between UTSA and UT Health SA, VMS-SA is managed by both UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation and [...]

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