14 07, 2021

Seeding the Future–Access to Capital for Funding Innovation

By |2021-07-14T12:43:37+00:00July 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The new issue of Technology and Innovation® (22:1) (full text) features a selection of papers exploring the important topic of accessing capital to fund innovation, including manuscripts highlighting various funding opportunities available for inventors and innovators everywhere. "The National Academy of Inventors is proud to present this issue of Technology & Innovation, as funding is a key component [...]

8 07, 2021

18 VCU researchers receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund

By |2021-07-08T09:46:35+00:00July 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eighteen Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have won support from the Presidential Research Quest Fund this year. Their work seeks to enhance the human experience by responding to societal challenges such as the changing workforce, addiction and sustainable sources of energy. A total of $512,000 will fund research efforts on both the Monroe Park and MCV [...]

1 07, 2021

How University Impact Uses Donor Advised Funds to Innovate and Scale Impact Investing 

By |2021-07-01T10:30:20+00:00July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  University Impact (UI) is a nonprofit that invests in companies and nonprofits solving social and environmental problems. Investments are focused on funding the most promising social ventures. UI’s goal is to create the next generation of social impact leaders and provide capital to social ventures solving social and environmental problems. UI does this by [...]

1 07, 2021

Coworking, incubators and accelerators… what’s the difference?

By |2021-07-01T10:25:18+00:00July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From working out of a garage to relocating for an industry-specific accelerator program, startups have more options than ever about where to work and how to build their businesses. Among the most popular are coworking spaces, business incubators and accelerators. You might think these terms are interchangeable, or that they are simply buildings or workspaces. [...]

23 06, 2021

Indiana Fund’s Commercialization Award Supports Promising Technology Based on Work of PVM Faculty Member Riyi Shi

By |2021-06-23T14:29:28+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology related to the research of Purdue Veterinary Medicine neuroscientist Riyi Shi has received major new support as a means of providing new options for patients with neurological disease and pain. Neuro Vigor, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, won a $100,000 Early Commercialization Award from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund. The company’s [...]

23 06, 2021

Twelve universities join forces to launch impact investment fund

By |2021-06-23T14:28:26+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ten-year, multi-million-pound fund will support social ventures created within the twelve participating universities across the UK. The fund will support ventures motivated by beneficial social or environmental impact, rather than solely by profit. Impact 12 has been developed by Social Investment Scotland (SIS), an impact investor and responsible finance provider based in Edinburgh, in [...]

23 06, 2021

European Universities Are The Newest Deep Tech Hotspots

By |2021-06-23T14:26:52+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

European universities have deep research talent that’s been nearly untapped by venture capitalists but that’s rapidly changing. While few unicorns have emerged from European universities - compared to their U.S. counterparts - there has been a steady, decade-long improvement, both in terms of entrepreneurial attributes at universities and university attitudes toward entrepreneurs. More than ever [...]

17 06, 2021

A UK biotech looks to bring alliance between GSK, J&J, AstraZeneca, and top universities stateside with its first megaround

By |2021-06-17T10:52:23+00:00June 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Richard Mason was working at the J&J Innovation Center in London about six years ago when the company linked arms with two other pharmas and three of the UK’s leading universities to form Apollo Therapeutics — a translational medicine group aimed at spinning out new therapies. Now he’s running the show at Apollo, and he’s [...]

17 06, 2021

University-backed start-up accelerators get under way

By |2021-06-17T10:49:43+00:00June 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two university-backed start-up accelerators have launched with the aim of seeking the next wave of entrepreneurial talent. The inaugural AgTech UCD accelerator, which will begin in September, is dedicated to early stage agtech and foodtech-focused companies. Based at UCD Lyons Farm in Co Kildare, the 12-week programme is funded through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund. [...]

17 06, 2021

Esya Labs and HeioThera Receive $250,000 Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund 

By |2021-06-17T10:45:35+00:00June 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2021 Spring Cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund has invested $250,000 in both Esya Labs and HeioThera – and this number will increase as they solidify additional funding. The mission of the George Shultz Innovation Fund, managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is to help researchers turn their innovations into ventures that [...]