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14 10, 2021

Student-run investment fund targets early-stage climate tech firms 

By |2021-10-14T10:07:35+00:00October 14th, 2021|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

University of Michigan students and faculty have launched a student-run investment fund targeting early-stage climate tech companies that aim to make a real difference on climate change. The fund is the centerpiece of the Michigan Climate Venture, a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary program at the intersection of climate technology and venture capital at U-M. The program is [...]

29 09, 2021

Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

By |2021-09-29T14:35:51+00:00September 29th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation [...]

29 09, 2021

New Startups Built From UC Davis Research and Innovation Emerge With Solutions in Health, Energy and Agriculture

By |2021-09-29T14:34:45+00:00September 29th, 2021|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

uring the 2020-21 fiscal year, nine startups executed agreements to access foundational intellectual property and commercialize new technologies developed at the University of California, Davis. The emerging startups are focused on technological solutions to meet needs in health, energy and agriculture. “It is always exciting to see innovations from UC Davis translated into commercial applications that benefit our regional [...]

23 09, 2021

New accelerator program Ignite brings students from different fields together | Aalto University

By |2021-09-23T10:19:08+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

There has been a significant change in attitudes towards entrepreneurship over the last decade: today, more than 80% of young people see entrepreneurship as a viable way to influence society, and 71% believe that adopting an entrepreneurial mindset helps in working life, regardless of profession. The Aalto Entrepreneurship Society has played a crucial role in this change [...]

16 09, 2021

PSU Eberly’s 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced

By |2021-09-16T09:52:53+00:00September 16th, 2021|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare them to translate their Penn [...]

16 09, 2021

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

By |2021-09-16T09:51:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does happen? One of the misconceptions [...]

16 09, 2021

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship launches seed fund for student startups – JMU

By |2021-09-16T09:49:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

At the start of National Small Business Week this week, the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University is launching the Bluestone Seed Fund, a donor-backed investment fund that will provide equity investments in student and alumni businesses, while also providing hands-on venture investing experience for JMU students. The program is the first of [...]

9 09, 2021

$19.9M expands biomed research, translational science in RI 

By |2021-09-09T10:37:21+00:00September 9th, 2021|Rhode Island, Translational Research|0 Comments

The federally funded Advance Clinical and Translational Research program — of which the University of Rhode Island is a key partner — recently received a $19.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund the program's expansion into a second five-year phase. Advance-CTR is a statewide partnership that consists of URI, [...]

9 09, 2021

UWM Research Foundation awards new Catalyst Grants

By |2021-09-09T10:30:19+00:00September 9th, 2021|Translational Research, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Three new UWM research projects will divide $150,000 in Catalyst Grant seed funding from the UWM Research Foundation. Now in its 14th year, the Catalyst Grant Program, supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, has awarded over $5.5 million in seed funding for more than 100 projects. These projects have led to 55 issued [...]

26 08, 2021

SMU Announces All-New Business Accelerator to Support Next-Gen Entrepreneurs | Dallas Innovates

By |2021-08-26T10:26:53+00:00August 26th, 2021|Mississippi, Student Funds|0 Comments

A six-month program will provide SMU student and recent alumni entrepreneurs the growth opportunity of an existing start-up. Described as an “intense and enriching” accelerator, the program offers immersive workshops, mentorship, and access to entrepreneurial and investor networks. Students will have two opportunities to compete for non-dilutive funding. The BAP program features two competitions: a [...]