14 07, 2021

UCF Researchers Awarded SEED Funding to Investigate Nano and Digital Technologies

By |2021-07-14T12:47:43+00:00July 14th, 2021|Corporate, Translational Research|0 Comments

ive UCF researchers have been awarded more than $450,000 in SEED funding thanks to a new collaboration between the UCF Office of Research and the international nano and digital technology research and development company imec. Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, and College of Medicine are expected to commence [...]

14 07, 2021

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator selects five early-stage sustainable indoor agriculture companies

By |2021-07-14T12:45:38+00:00July 14th, 2021|Corporate|0 Comments

Global food demand is anticipated to grow by 60 percent within the next 30 years. To meet the demand sustainably, theWells Fargo Innovation Incubator(IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’sNational Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL), today announced that it has selected five new startups [...]

1 07, 2021

 Chicago startup Rheaply raises $2.2M from Microsoft climate fund, MIT

By |2021-07-01T10:22:45+00:00July 1st, 2021|Corporate, Illinois, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Rheaply, a Chicago startup that specializes in recycling and sourcing unused items, has raised new funding from Microsoft and MIT. The startup, led by CEO Garry Cooper, landed $2.2 million from Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund and MIT Solve’s investment arm, Solve Innovation Future. Founded in 2015, Rheaply has set out to strengthen the "circular economy," a term [...]

23 06, 2021

Wyss Institute initiates industry partnership to facilitate brain-targeted drug delivery

By |2021-06-23T13:56:43+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announces that it is collaborating with multiple industry partners to discover more effective approaches to deliver drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for the treatment of brain diseases. The main goals of the initiative will be to identify transport target proteins in the BBB [...]

9 06, 2021

Toyota AI Ventures rebrands as Toyota Ventures; additional $300M to invest in emerging technologies and carbon neutrality 

By |2021-06-09T12:39:23+00:00June 9th, 2021|Corporate|0 Comments

Toyota’s first standalone, early-stage venture capital firm, Toyota AI Ventures, will change its name to Toyota Ventures and grow its total assets under management to more than $500 million with the addition of two $150 million early-stage funds: the Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund and the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund. The new brand and additional capital are a [...]

2 06, 2021

UI, IBM announce $200 million Discovery Accelerator Institute

By |2021-06-02T21:08:35+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, Illinois|0 Comments

IBM and the state of Illinois are partnering with the University of Illinois to invest $200 million over 10 years in a new Discovery Accelerator Institute. The Grainger College of Engineering hopes to launch the new institute this fall, Dean Rashid Bashir said. “We look forward to working with them to develop this new model of [...]

5 05, 2021

Boeing partners with Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, commits $50 million

By |2021-05-05T19:02:56+00:00May 5th, 2021|Corporate, Virginia|0 Comments

$50 million, multiyear commitment from Boeing will help jump-start Virginia Tech’s effort to create the most diverse graduate technology campus in the United States, the university announced Tuesday morning. Boeing’s commitment will provide student scholarships, foster the recruitment of world-class faculty and researchers, and fund STEM pathway programs for underserved K-12 students looking to pursue [...]

5 05, 2021

CVS Health Launches $100 Million Venture Fund

By |2021-05-05T18:46:27+00:00May 5th, 2021|Corporate|0 Comments

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of CVS Health Ventures, a dedicated corporate venture capital fund that will invest in and partner with high-potential, early-stage companies focused on making health care more accessible, affordable, and simpler. "Consumers deserve a better health experience, one that puts them at the center of cutting-edge, digitally enabled solutions," [...]

1 04, 2021

Amazon donates funds to Nashville Entrepreneur Center 

By |2021-04-01T10:44:21+00:00April 1st, 2021|Corporate, Tennessee|0 Comments

Nashville's record-setting economic development recruit is helping fund a series of programs at the city's Entrepreneur Center. Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is now a formal "supporting partner" of the 11-year-old nonprofit organization, which announced the contribution on March 31. Amazon's funding will support five existing programs at the EC: PreFlight, which is for first-time entrepreneurs [...]

4 03, 2021

Chevron’s Houston-based venture arm launches $300M fund focusing on low-carbon tech 

By |2021-03-04T10:06:26+00:00March 4th, 2021|Corporate|0 Comments

Chevron Corp.'s investment arm has launched a $300 million fund that will focus on low-carbon technology. Chevron Technology Ventures LLC's Future Energy Fund II builds on the success of the first Future Energy Fund, which kicked off in 2018 and invested in more than 10 companies specializing in niches like carbon capture, emerging mobility, and [...]