18 02, 2021

Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel University and the University City Science Center

By |2021-02-18T10:26:21+00:00February 18th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia [...]

18 02, 2021

Big Idea Advantage Fund Launched to Support Pitt Student Entrepreneurs

By |2021-02-18T10:24:54+00:00February 18th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Pitt students who want to explore innovation and entrepreneurship now have a new resource to help them bridge the critical period between the initial idea and having a prototype or beta version of their product or service. The Big Idea Advantage Fund, a new resource by the Big Idea Center, part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation [...]

20 01, 2021

University City Science Center is launching a new program for first-time entrepreneurs 

By |2021-01-20T12:13:18+00:00January 20th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

For Philadelphians, the University City Science Center is working to simplify the answer with a new program called OnRamp. The nonprofit innovation hub has been nurturing new and emerging founders through the business commercialization process for over half a century. Through carefully curated commercialization and incubation programming, such as QED Proof-of-Concept Program, the ic@3401 software incubator and the new Launch Lane accelerator, the Science [...]

2 09, 2020

UPMC grows innovation in the last 4 months

By |2020-09-02T12:31:20+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Hospitals, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Over the past four months, UPMC has continued to invest in technologies and innovations for healthcare delivery despite financial pressures related to the pandemic. On Aug. 26, the health system revealed more details about two key innovation initiatives in its second-quarter financial results. During the first half of 2020, the health system reported $59 million in operating income and [...]

29 05, 2020

Startup founders, investors adjust to virtual pitches, deals and competitions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By |2020-05-29T11:24:34+00:00May 29th, 2020|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

From electric boat motors to a wireless phone charger that can heat up a cup of coffee, the innovating, creating and funding hasn’t stopped — even if the in-person meetings have. Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, pitch competitions and investment fairs have gone virtual, like just about everything else these days. Instead of handshakes and [...]

21 05, 2020

Food scientists receive College of Ag Sciences award for research innovation | Penn State University

By |2020-05-21T09:09:40+00:00May 21st, 2020|Pennsylvania, Translational Research|0 Comments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Food scientists Gregory Ziegler and Joshua Lambert are the 2020 recipients of the Research Innovators Award, given by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to recognize faculty and staff who have commercialized intellectual property generated by their Penn State research. The honorees will formally receive the award, which includes a $3,000 stipend, at [...]

20 02, 2020

University City Science Center partnership with CSL Behring accelerates the search for new biotherapies at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware 

By |2020-02-20T09:52:40+00:00February 20th, 2020|Corporate, Delaware, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware have been awarded funding and support to accelerate their search for new medicines through an ongoing partnership between global biotechnology leader CSL Behring and the University City Science Center. CSL Behring awarded Cecelia Yates, Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware, $250,000 each and an opportunity to [...]

13 02, 2020

Congratulations “Accelerating from Lab to Market Pre-Seed Grant” Awardees

By |2020-02-13T10:29:44+00:00February 13th, 2020|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce the first three awardees for our Accelerating from Lab to Market Pre-Seed Grant program. Thirteen competitive applications were submitted in response to the inaugural request for proposals and we thank all those members of the Penn faculty who submitted. We congratulate the following three awardees of pre-seed grants from this program: [...]

16 01, 2020

Science Center awards $600K to three Philly-area researchers for innovative cancer technology

By |2020-01-16T09:44:29+00:00January 16th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The Science Center on Wednesday announced that it will give a total of $600,000 to three area researchers with unproven but promising concepts for cancer treatment and diagnosis. The nonprofit center, located in University City, provides funding and business advice for academic researchers who are at an early stage of developing life science technologies that [...]

15 01, 2020

UPMC Enterprises commits $1 billion to life science investments

By |2020-01-15T10:02:41+00:00January 15th, 2020|Pennsylvania, State or Government|0 Comments

A corporate arm of UPMC will invest $1 billion over the next four years to develop new drugs, medical diagnostic and other devices by 2024, cranking a nascent economic engine in the Pittsburgh region while becoming a giant in venture funding for life sciences in Pennsylvania. The commitment announced Tuesday by UPMC Enterprises, the venture [...]