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1301, 2021

Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), under Phase II of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. One of the primary objectives of the USDA-NIFA [...]

1301, 2021

Trask Innovation Fund accepting applications from researchers, innovators seeking to advance Purdue intellectual property 

Purdue University inventors who are prepared to move their innovations to market have until Feb. 19 to apply for funding through the Trask Innovation Fund. The fund is designed to advance the commercial potential of Purdue intellectual property through short-term research projects. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Purdue Research Foundation Office of [...]

1301, 2021

Here’s how Ohio State plans to support more startups

Ohio State University’s new research and innovation chief is bullish on increasing the number of startups supported by the university and formed under its wing. Grace Jinliu Wang joined the university Dec. 1 in the newly created role of senior vice president for research, innovation and knowledge enterprise, a position in [...]

1301, 2021

UW-Milwaukee battery spinout SafeLi rebrands as COnovate, lands $50K investment

COnovate, Inc., a Shorewood company developing materials for lithium ion batteries, is receiving $50,000 in a seed investment from BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, the Milwaukee-based nonprofit and an early-stage investment organization. COnovate was formerly known as SafeLi LLC, a startup founded in 2016 by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professors Carol Hirschmugl and Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska. The company's [...]

1301, 2021

UNeTech levels the playing field for high-risk, high-reward tech startups 

The “valley of death” is a term used in the startup community to refer to the dreaded gap between the discovery of promising new technologies and the bringing to market of commercially viable new products based on those technologies. It is the badlands where risky and possibly disruptive tech goes to [...]

601, 2021

Purdue Ag-Celerator invests $100,000 in DISCOVER startup 

The Purdue Ag-Celerator has invested a total of $100,000 in a Purdue University startup for the fall round of investment. The recipient is DISCOVER (DIagnostic Sensors for Cause of bOVinE Respiratory disease), a startup created by Mohit Verma, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue. DISCOVER is a device for [...]

601, 2021

Deerfield Launches a Novel Funding Mechanism, the X-Seed Award

Deerfield Management Company, a New York City-based healthcare investment firm, today announced the launch of the X-Seed Award, a new program designed to support early-stage life science startups. Award winners will be women and other minority founders in New York City. The X-Seed Award was created by Deerfield as a [...]

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