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1609, 2021

Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures startups raised more than $1B in funding for FY21 

In fiscal year 2021, more than $1.2 billion in venture funding went to startups affiliated with Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures. That’s according to a recently released annual report from the Baltimore university’s department that works with faculty to bring discoveries from the lab to market, and incubates new companies. From July 2020 to [...]

1609, 2021

PSU Eberly’s 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare [...]

1609, 2021

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does [...]

1609, 2021

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship launches seed fund for student startups – JMU

At the start of National Small Business Week this week, the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University is launching the Bluestone Seed Fund, a donor-backed investment fund that will provide equity investments in student and alumni businesses, while also providing hands-on venture investing experience for JMU students. The [...]

909, 2021

US Innovation and Competition Act will ensure continued US leadership

While those paying attention to Capitol Hill recently have been focused on the massive infrastructure and budget packages, Congress has also been making progress on another bill of equal significance. If Congress can put that measure over the finish line, the U.S. will be in a much better position to [...]

909, 2021

$19.9M expands biomed research, translational science in RI 

The federally funded Advance Clinical and Translational Research program — of which the University of Rhode Island is a key partner — recently received a $19.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund the program's expansion into a second five-year phase. Advance-CTR is a statewide [...]

909, 2021

Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act

The Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act, introduced by two key U.S. Senators, seeks to revamp federal law so that donors and foundations have new incentives to make sure gifts to donor-advised funds and in foundation endowments don’t pile up but flow swiftly to nonprofits in need. Join us for a free [...]

909, 2021

UWM Research Foundation awards new Catalyst Grants

Three new UWM research projects will divide $150,000 in Catalyst Grant seed funding from the UWM Research Foundation. Now in its 14th year, the Catalyst Grant Program, supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, has awarded over $5.5 million in seed funding for more than 100 projects. These projects [...]

909, 2021

Rice announces new tech development funding opportunities

Rice University’s Office of Research is launching three Creative Ventures Funds to seed new faculty initiatives and help guide them towards commercialization of their discoveries. The university will also open applications for two legacy grant programs to kickstart conferences and creativity. The programs, launching immediately, are the ARPA-H Strategic Initiative Seed Fund, the Technology [...]

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