University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1811, 2020

NC Biotech Center awards $623K in grants; its portfolio firms raise nearly $33M 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 11 grants and loans totaling $623,136 to bioscience companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021. The awards, made in July, August and September, will support life science technology commercialization and intellectual exchange throughout North Carolina. [...]

1811, 2020

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing  awards $270,000 to Wayne State University artificial intelligence projects  

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing at Wayne State University recently awarded a combined $270,000 in funding to three transformative innovation research projects led by Wayne State researchers, including a School of Medicine associate professor. These projects aim to tackle deep technology opportunities in high-impact [...]

1811, 2020

Universities’ innovation support system to be bolstered

The special investigator for proposing a new structure for innovation support at public universities in Sweden, Alf Karlsson, has proposed a radical restructure of the system by 2022. Appointed by the government on 16 October 2019, Karlsson has published a 468-page report proposing to overhaul a fragmented and sub-optimal support [...]

1111, 2020

Purdue startups achieve successes as they ‘double down’ 

From doubled conversion rates to significantly increased margins, 14 Purdue University-affiliated startups have found success through a new program with the Purdue Foundry. Started in 2019, the Double Down Experiment (DDX) is designed to help startups identify and overcome the challenges of launching a high-growth business. DDX just graduated its first two [...]

1111, 2020

UCeed funds fuel health startups helping patients with a variety of conditions

UCeed is fostering innovation, helping to commercialize new technologies, and accelerating start-up companies. As UCalgary’s pre-seed and seed funding program, UCeed has selected four companies to pursue its first round of investment. From new ways to treat asthma to cancer care products, the first round of investees is an exciting and [...]

1111, 2020

WARF pledges $100 million in grants, moves Innovation Day online

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced Wednesday it would provide over $100 million in grants for university institutions and it would move its annual Innovation Day in November online. WARF — a nonprofit organization — provides funding and supports research and inventions at UW-Madison, assisting in licensing and patenting as well. [...]

1111, 2020

Ohio Third Frontier looking to award $60M in seed funding for tech companies 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio Third Frontier program is looking to award up to $60 million to organizations that will invest that money in Ohio technology companies in the early stages of commercializing their products or services. Cleveland entrepreneurial growth organization JumpStart Inc. is having conversations “with a handful of [...]

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