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2506, 2020

Amazon makes corporate gift to U-M philanthropic venture fund 

Amazon is contributing $200,000 to the Accelerate Blue Fund, a University of Michigan philanthropic venture fund—representing the first corporate gift received by the fund that aims to help develop and commercialize promising U-M technologies. The donation brings Accelerate Blue nearly to the halfway point of its initial goal of $2 million. [...]

2506, 2020

Lowe’s Innovation Labs launch CONSTRUCT, its new startup accelerator program in India, and announces members of inaugural cohort 

Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the innovation hub of FORTUNE® 50 retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc., today launched the first Indian cohort of its signature, stage-agnostic startup accelerator program, CONSTRUCT by Lowe’s Innovation Labs. Seven startups from across India, representing a diverse range of interests including merchandising, AI-driven trend forecasting, automated content generation, [...]

2506, 2020

Tucson Tech: UA-invented device delivers COVID-19 results in minutes 

As soon as this fall, patients could be quickly and cheaply tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 with a device invented by University of Arizona optical scientists. The portable pathogen detection system, developed by Botanisol Analytics, uses a laser with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a [...]

2506, 2020

MSU Foundation provides support for rising entreprenuers 

MSU Foundation currently hosts and manages Conquer Accelerator, a program dedicated to supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Beginning in 2016, this project is a collaborative effort among MSU Foundation and its subsidiaries Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures and University Corporate Research Park. The program amplifies selected startups by providing $20,000 in funding, access to over 40 mentors, access to follow-up [...]

1706, 2020

Why the University Is the Great Startup Platform – Wall Street Survivor

Universities are a breeding ground for ideas. They gather together the best brains of the day and this has led to the advancement of research in most fields. Many famous young entrepreneurs have developed their ideas by mixing with other talented people, whether fellow students or lecturers. The best universities [...]

1706, 2020

MTRAC, MTU announce funding for project addressing human, environmental health issues

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Advanced Applied Materials Innovation Hub at Michigan Technological University recently awarded a combined $165,000 in funding to three projects from researchers across the state. These projects — led by researchers at Michigan Tech and Michigan State University — strive to address crucial global issues such [...]

1706, 2020

UCalgary launches UCeed, a pre-seed and seed funding program 

Calgary is powering the path to commercialization for discovery and research with the launch of UCeed, a new pre-seed and seed funding program. Funded entirely through philanthropic support, UCeed will spur innovation, help commercialize new technologies, and accelerate University of Calgary startup companies. “The launch of UCeed is a significant [...]

1706, 2020

UC Davis Names Recipients of 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards | UC Davis

The University of California, Davis, today (June 15) named the recipients of the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards recognize faculty, project teams and community partners for their work, dedication and success in improving the lives of others and addressing the needs of our global society through innovative solutions. “Research [...]

1706, 2020

POP Grants Bridges Funding Gap for UCI Researchers 

UC Irvine is one of the nation’s foremost public research universities. The campus is home to world-class researchers and faculty members who work at the cutting edge of their disciplines to discover and invent the next groundbreaking technologies. Many of these groundbreaking technologies have significant commercial potential, which, if further [...]

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