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1711, 2021

Hardtech Innovation Center mHUB Announces Portfolio Teams of Premier MedTech Accelerator Cohort

mHUB, one of the nation’s leading independent hardtech and manufacturing innovation centers, has selected the startup teams that will participate in the premier cohort of its 6-month, hands-on accelerator for high-potential medical device businesses. Teams will move from across the country to participate in the program at mHUB’s state-of-the-art facilities [...]

1711, 2021

U-M Innovation Partnerships helps launch 23 new startups during 2021 fiscal year

Creating a new startup amid a global pandemic presents an entirely new set of challenges. While undertaking the standard responsibilities that come with filing for patents and creating startups, many faculty and researchers from the University of Michigan turned to U-M Innovation Partnerships, formerly known as the Office of Technology [...]

1711, 2021

NC IDEA expands ecosystem network with 15 new partnership grants 

 NC IDEA announced on Friday 15 new partnerships through the organization’s ECOSYSTEM program at the Foundation’s 2021 Ecosystem Summit. The partnerships, known as regional impact grants, are meant to “further strengthen the infrastructure supporting North Carolina entrepreneurs,” said Ruhe. The grant program from NC IDEA required at least two organizations within a [...]

1711, 2021

UCF Makes Another $1 Million Available in SEED Funding for Research 

CF is now taking applications for its third round of SEED Funding.The program, made possible through a collaboration between the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, is aimed at facilitating interdisciplinary research from across the university, which is likely to attract external funding while enhancing the visibility [...]

1711, 2021

Sanford Health startup program spins off new companies

Sanford Health physicians and nurses have created three businesses through the health care system’s new startup program, with several other new companies in the works. When a nurse, provider, researcher or other employee has an idea that solves an internal challenge or improves patient care, they work with the Sanford Innovations [...]

1711, 2021

Columbia Launches Startup Fellows Program to Extend Research Assets to Entrepreneurs

Columbia’s researchers have a long history of innovations that make it out of the lab and into the market to have a positive impact on the world. Now, a new program brings entrepreneurs to campus to develop innovative solutions to society's toughest problems alongside Columbia researchers. The Columbia Startup Fellows (CSF) program [...]

1011, 2021

Tucson startup based on UA anti-fraud tech wins $35M in VC funding

Astartup founded to commercialize online fraud-fighting technology developed at the University of Arizona raised $35 million in its second round of venture-capital funding. The investment in Tucson-based Neuro-ID was led by Canapi Ventures, a Washington, D.C., investment firm specializing in financial-tech companies, with previous investors Fin VC and TTV Capital [...]

1011, 2021

Japan unveils $88 bln university fund in growth strategy

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed on Monday to establish an $88 billion university fund to promote Japan as a science and technology nation as part of a growth strategy needed to distribute wealth to the wider public. Some of the growth initiatives, like the university fund, will likely be [...]

1011, 2021

Even in a flat economy, the U Oregon continues to spin off innovation

By many measures, it’s been a tough year to be in business. But at the University of Oregon, researchers are continuing to transform their discoveries into commercial success. In the 2021 fiscal year, from July 2020 through June 2021, the UO filed for 14 new patents and UO researchers launched [...]

1011, 2021

NUtech Ventures announces 2021 Innovator Awards

NUtech Ventures hosted its Innovator Celebration on Nov. 1. Held as part of Nebraska Research Days, the annual event featured this year’s Innovator Awards. The awards recognize university personnel and companies who are developing and commercializing cutting-edge research. Brad Roth, NUtech executive director, opened the awards ceremony, followed by comments from Nebraska Chancellor [...]

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