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212, 2021

Gifts to Venture Development Fund could mean state tax credit 

Helpful tools for mental and behavioral health professionals. An adjustable desktop shade for using screens in offices with natural light. An app to improve health by spending time in nature. Those are just some of the ways that new enterprises supported by the University Venture Development Fund benefit society. Oregonians [...]

112, 2021

Binghamton University smart energy start up wins competition

A Binghamton University based smart energy startup has received a boost from winning a Shark Tank style competition. DomCat Technologies won $50,000 recently at the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition. FuzeHub is a non-profit that assists small and medium sized manufacturers in New York. DomCat was founded in 2018 by B-U chemistry [...]

112, 2021

US venture capital early-stage valuation trends | PitchBook

Please use source link at bottom of page for more interactive charts The venture industry has continued to prove its resiliency in 2021—a year marked by outsized funds, numerous mega-deals and the soaring interest of multistage investors looking to back younger startups. As a result, valuations of VC-backed companies are [...]

1711, 2021

Pandemic led to new research applications, collaborations in Wisconsin

While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted and slowed certain research efforts in the state, it also gave researchers a chance to apply their work in new ways. “The pandemic just really catalyzed this big push to move something forward,” said Sandra McLellan, a professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences at [...]

1711, 2021

Commercialising new technologies needs a two-way partnership

Much has been said and written about the challenges associated with commercialising research from universities and publicly funded research organisations. But little of this has led to step change. Why? Why is it so difficult to commercialise research, particularly when so many new breakthroughs are discovered at universities? How do [...]

1711, 2021

Ignite expansion a boon for Cornell startups, technologies

The generosity of an alumna, along with a major infusion of funding from the Office of the Provost, has turbocharged Cornell’s ability to turn promising academic research into viable startups and products. Ignite – Cornell Research: Lab to Market – a program managed by the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) – offers “gap” [...]

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 [...]

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