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University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1206, 2019

Harvard’s Wyss Institute receives $131M gift from founder

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University last week said it received a donation of  $131 million, the latest gift from its founding entrepreneur and namesake, Hansjörg Wyss. Wyss Institute researchers have drawn on design principles from nature to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges [...]

1206, 2019

Texas Tech Accelerator to graduate first cohort, awards $175,000 to new class 

A Texas Tech University Innovation Hub program is giving a big boost to local startups. Seven developing business ventures have just been selected to participate in TTU Accelerator while five others are graduating from the one-year program. The Innovation Hub will host graduation presentations for the 2018-19 TTU Accelerator companies [...]

1206, 2019

I3 seed funding program awards grants to five research teams

Five interdisciplinary teams have been awarded seed funding to pursue innovative research projects. The recipients of the 2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards, known as I3 awards, were announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The program will award up to $50,000 to the following UO research [...]

1206, 2019

Your Startup just got funded, and now how do you scale your growth?-Forbes

In today’s digital landscape many companies have been successful in transitioning from the idea stage to raising funds from investors. It is often the next step in fulfilling the expectations of investors that causes the problem. There is a need to scale startups to the required user base or revenue [...]

1206, 2019

Innovation Research Center seeks R&D grant applications 

The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center is seeking applications from New Hampshire companies looking to conduct research with New Hampshire-based colleges and universities, including the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College. The grants support projects under development in the private sector. Projects vary from proof-of-concept to a substantial product [...]

1206, 2019

OSU delegates share future bioscience innovations with leaders

Three Oklahoma State University researchers this week have been connecting face-to-face with some of the world’s top bioscience companies during the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. As part of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s branded Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBio) delegation, the three OSU-based delegates have been making the most [...]

1106, 2019

Columbia University, Deerfield Management ink $130M drug-development alliance

Columbia University and health care–investment firm Deerfield Management announced Wednesday that they have formed a research and development alliance to advance the translation of biomedical discoveries into therapeutics, particularly in areas of high unmet need and rare diseases. Through the partners' new company, Hudson Heights Innovation, up to $130 million of initial funding [...]

1106, 2019

U Virginia Darden School Announces Ventures Selected for 20th Annual Summer Incubator Program

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed 20 venture teams to the 2019 i.Lab Incubator program, which has been in operation for 20 years. This year’s companies are developing products and services ranging from French crepes to designer Italian clothing to virtual reality exoskeletons. The cohort includes 13 ventures founded by UVA [...]

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