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601, 2021

FSU GAP competition supports researchers moving from laboratory to marketplace 

A method to improve testing for E. coli in beef and a system for evaluating a product used to reinforce pavement earned funding through a Florida State University program that supports researchers who are bringing their academic work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded faculty members [...]

1712, 2020

U Florida Atsena Therapeutics Raises $55 Million Series A Financing to 

Atsena Therapeutics, a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on bringing the life-changing power of genetic medicine to reverse or prevent blindness, today announced it has closed an oversubscribed $55 million Series A financing led by Sofinnova Investments with participation from additional new investors Abingworth and Lightstone Ventures. Founding investors Hatteras [...]

1712, 2020

North East university spin-out fund invests £500,000 in local businesses 

An investment fund founded by four of the North East’s universities has invested £500,000 in local firms since its launch. Northern Accelerator is a partnership between Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, and the University of Sunderland and has been designed to develop businesses with a high growth potential that [...]

1712, 2020

Future Returns: Impact Investing Through Donor Advised Funds | Barron’s

Toward the end of the year, donor advised funds (DAFs) become a popular vehicle for year-end tax breaks and philanthropic aims. But Casey van der Stricht, principal of Solve Innovation Future, a donor-advised venture fund, hopes DAFs will become something more: a forum for disruptive philanthropy as a source of [...]

1712, 2020

Purdue Startup Fund providing support to move technologies across the world

A new funding option is helping provide support for Purdue-affiliated startups looking to gain traction and improve the world through innovative technologies. The Purdue Startup Fund was started in 2020 by Purdue Ventures, an arm of the Purdue Foundry. The Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub whose professionals help Purdue innovators [...]

1712, 2020

Skandalaris LEAP winners announced @ Wash U

The Skandalaris Center’s Fall 2020 LEAP Cycle has ended and a new set of translational research projects have been funded. LEAP is an asset-development program and gap fund designed to provide intellectual and financial capital to WashU-affiliated translational projects. A panel of industry experts and community partners evaluated 22 projects [...]

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