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704, 2021

Tech Tournament to showcase Penn State’s most disruptive innovations | Penn State University

Eight of Penn State’s most disruptive and promising early-stage technologies will compete for $150,000 in the Invent Penn State Tech Tournament, a signature event of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, at 2:45 p.m. on April 15. The companies and technologies showcased include therapeutics for COVID-19, printable concrete, and a lab-on-a-chip [...]

604, 2021

Biden proposes $250 billion investment in research 

President Joe Biden proposes spending $250 billion on the U.S. research enterprise over the next several years as part of a plan to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, create jobs, and outinnovate the rest of the world. A fact sheet issued in advance of Biden’s speech today in Pittsburgh names a [...]

604, 2021

Fourteen ventures selected as finalists for second annual MSU $50K Venture Competition

Fourteen entrepreneurial ventures have been selected as finalists for Montana State University’s second annual $50K Venture Competition, which will take place virtually on April 7–8. During the competition, which is hosted by MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and its Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars, the 14 ventures will compete for a share [...]

604, 2021

Stanford accelerators move knowledge to impact in the world | Stanford News

Four accelerators are driving the Long-Range Vision goal of moving knowledge gained at Stanford into policies, technologies, medicines and best practices that are implemented in the world – Stanford Impact Labs, Innovative Medicines Accelerator, Transforming Learning Accelerator and the proposed Sustainability Accelerator. Stanford’s Long-Range Vision lays out the future direction for the university’s research, education and impact. Read our updates about [...]

604, 2021

UNR business school offering summer course to assist startups

After seeing a need to develop support infrastructure and resources to assist new companies accelerate and succeed in the community, the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno created a new summer course, Launchpad. Launchpad was designed to help startups with ties to the University accelerate their businesses, [...]

104, 2021

Ohio Third Frontier Commission growing technology startups, talent 

This month, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved $72.7 million in funding that will provide capital to innovative startup companies, advance medical technology and foster young talent through a new High School Tech Internship Pilot Program. “We are investing in technology that will attract private capital from across the state [...]

104, 2021

Five Auburn University faculty teams competing for $100,000 in Launch funding

In research and development, there is a place known as the Valley of Death – it’s the gap between applied research and viable products. To help bridge this gap so that powerful, useful research can make an impact on the market and improve quality of life, Auburn University’s Office of the [...]

104, 2021

City University of Hong Kong launches start-up program 

The City University of Hong Kong has launched a large-scale flagship innovation and entrepreneurship program - HK Tech 300 - for aspiring entrepreneurs among its students and staffers, aiming to create 300 start-ups in three years. The program will offer professional training and a seed fund for different project teams to develop [...]

104, 2021

Nexus Louisiana, LSU Launch Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs 

Nexus Louisiana and Louisiana State University have announced Ignition, a new initiative to help aspiring entrepreneurs evaluate their business idea’s viability through customer discovery and development. During this eight-week entrepreneurial accelerator program, business mentors and industry experts will guide participants through the customer development process step-by-step designed to help them [...]

104, 2021

UTLP to boost biopharma-academic collaboration on novel drugs

The University Technology Licensing Program (UTLP) received approval from the US Department of Justice on 13 January. The UTLP forms a pool of intellectual property and scientific patents from the US’s leading institutions and aims to encourage licensing deals between these universities and Pharma companies for the commercialisation of the [...]

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