University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

107, 2021

Where 13 health systems are investing their innovation dollars this year

Below is a list of investments that health systems made in digital health startups and internal innovation efforts in 2021. Ascension Ventures, the healthcare venture arm of St. Louis-based Ascension, closed a $285 million strategic venture capital fund, bringing the firm's total assets to more than $1 billion. The new fund is [...]

107, 2021

VTech Proof-of-Concept Program announces second year of funding to bring research to market

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) with LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH launched its inaugural Proof-of-Concept Program in 2020. The program is designed to help provide researchers paths to market for technologies from research with the potential for significant societal and economic impact. Since then, more than $400,000 has been awarded in grants to Virginia Tech [...]

2306, 2021

Twelve universities join forces to launch impact investment fund

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 [...]

2306, 2021

European Universities Are The Newest Deep Tech Hotspots

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 [...]

2306, 2021

Horizon Europe: €8.3 billion available for Health research and innovation

If you work in health research and innovation, there are plenty of European funding opportunities coming up. The EU is just launching Horizon Europe, its latest research and innovation programme, which will run until 2027 with a budget of at least €95.5 billion. All types of UK organisations - including [...]

2306, 2021

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

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 [...]

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