4 02, 2021

Deere adds new companies to its 2021 Startup Collaborator program

By |2021-02-04T09:15:37+00:00February 4th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Moline-based Deere & Company announced today the companies that will be part of the 2021 cohort of the Startup Collaborator program. This program was launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen its interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers. “The startup collaborator program continues to build tremendous interactions between [...]

4 02, 2021

Could shift to private R&D investment may curtail innovation – Axios

By |2021-02-04T09:10:31+00:00February 4th, 2021|Corporate|0 Comments

A new study makes the case that as funding for university research shifts from government to private firms, entrepreneurship suffers. Why it matters: The share of research funding to universities from the federal government has declined as private companies make up a bigger proportion of R&D spending. Far from encouraging the development of new companies, the shift may [...]

13 01, 2021

Pilots over pitches: how to accelerate growth through corporate-startup collaboration

By |2021-01-13T12:59:05+00:00January 13th, 2021|Corporate|0 Comments

“Always be pitching” has been the startup mantra for years, and for good reason. Pitching helps improve and validate ideas, understand customers, and accelerate learning on a consistent basis, so your company can build the right product. But over-investing in pitches has a dark side. The obsession with the perfect pitch has led to countless [...]

9 12, 2020

Washington State University Health Sciences Launches Life Sciences Incubator, sp3nw, Supported by $250,000 Grant From Bank of America

By |2020-12-09T14:12:59+00:00December 9th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

The FINANCIAL -- sp3nw to Accelerate WSU Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Into Biotech, Pharma, Diagnostics, and Medical Device Companies Through Faculty, Affiliate Expertise. Washington State University (WSU) Health Sciences today announced the launch of Spinout Space in Spokane (sp³nw), a new life sciences incubator that will launch start-up companies. As part of this launch, the [...]

18 11, 2020

The Academia-Industry Innovation Collaboration 

By |2020-11-18T13:02:20+00:00November 18th, 2020|Corporate|0 Comments

As major corporations continue to reduce their basic research operations and also acquire small companies that possess appealing products/services, research-ready colleges and universities continue to engage the broader scenario with innovative products created in collaboration with corporate partners or, separately, developed entirely from scratch on their campuses and then commercialized.  In an era when university [...]

16 09, 2020

Comcast’s start-up accelerator will focus on the future of work

By |2020-09-16T14:29:59+00:00September 16th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Comcast Corp. was already mulling the future of work before the coronavirus drove millions of people to work from home. When accepting applications in January for this year’s LIFT Labs Accelerator — Comcast’s start-up mentorship program — the Philadelphia media giant said it sought start-up companies working on connectivity breakthroughs. Specifically, Comcast said the program would [...]

25 06, 2020

Amazon makes corporate gift to U-M philanthropic venture fund 

By |2020-06-25T10:23:13+00:00June 25th, 2020|Corporate, Michigan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Amazon is contributing $200,000 to the Accelerate Blue Fund, a University of Michigan philanthropic venture fund—representing the first corporate gift received by the fund that aims to help develop and commercialize promising U-M technologies. The donation brings Accelerate Blue nearly to the halfway point of its initial goal of $2 million. By the end of the [...]

25 06, 2020

Lowe’s Innovation Labs launch CONSTRUCT, its new startup accelerator program in India, and announces members of inaugural cohort 

By |2020-06-25T10:21:25+00:00June 25th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, India|0 Comments

Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the innovation hub of FORTUNE® 50 retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc., today launched the first Indian cohort of its signature, stage-agnostic startup accelerator program, CONSTRUCT by Lowe’s Innovation Labs. Seven startups from across India, representing a diverse range of interests including merchandising, AI-driven trend forecasting, automated content generation, talent acquisition, hyper real AI [...]

29 05, 2020

NCBiotech among grant recipients from Wells Fargo Incubator Fund  

By |2020-05-29T11:21:46+00:00May 29th, 2020|Corporate, North Carolina|0 Comments

Startups are hurting during this downturn, but the North Carolina Biotechnology Center can now offer one Research Triangle Park company some targeted relief. The Center won a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program this week to help a local cleantech startup Advanced Animal Diagnostics. In total, 18 channel partners were selected to share the award totaling [...]

29 05, 2020

P&G’s Startup Lab Pivots With Virtual Pitch Contest-Forbes

By |2020-05-29T11:19:16+00:00May 29th, 2020|Corporate|0 Comments

P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within consumer products behemoth Procter & Gamble, is launching its first-ever Virtual Innovation Challenge, a product pitch contest for entrepreneurs, inventors and startups navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. P&G Ventures is moving the Innovation Challenge online after two successful iterations at CES, the Las Vegas-based consumer technology trade show, as it [...]