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2006, 2018

Intraband Licenses Key WARF Technology for Defense and Industrial Applications 

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intraband, a mid-infrared laser manufacturer, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) covering high reliability and power per chip Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technologies. The WARF patents cover proven methods for consistently achieving industry leading optical-power emission at mid-infrared wavelengths from a single [...]

1906, 2018

BP and Cambridge University joint-venture Silicon Microgravity raises $7m

A joint-venture between petrol giant BP and Cambridge University has raised $7m to further its work on novel surveillance and detection technology for the oil and gas industry. Investors IP Group, Parkwalk, BP Ventures and Cambridge Enterprise have put the cash into Silicon Microgravity. The company believes its technology has the [...]

1906, 2018

Startup Licenses U Arizona-Invented Disruptive Biopsy Device 

The University of Arizona has licensed the design for a next-generation needle biopsy instrument that utilizes electrosurgery and electrocautery to safely increase tissue sample volumes in minimally invasive biopsy procedures. The licensee is a startup company, Data Driven Diagnostics Sciences Inc., also known as D3Sciences, or D3S. The inventing team [...]

1906, 2018

Samsung’s startup arm launches AI-focused fund for early-stage companies 

Samsung's making another big bet on artificial intelligence. The company on Wednesday said its Silicon Valley-based Samsung NEXT business has launched a new fund to invest in early-stage startups "solving AI problems, as well as those using AI to solve computer science problems." The Q Fund doesn't have a cap, [...]

1906, 2018

Rock River Capital Nabs Another $15M to Invest in Midwest Startups

A young Wisconsin venture capital firm says it has raised more than $15 million for a fund created under a program partially supported by the state of Wisconsin and aimed at increasing the amount of funding available to Badger State startups. Rock River Capital Partners said in a document filed with the SEC [...]

1906, 2018

University of Toronto accelerator affiliate shoots for the starry-eyed entrepreneurs

For a Toronto-based innovation accelerator, the final frontier is the next frontier. The Creative Destruction Lab, an accelerator affiliated with the University of Toronto, is now calling for applications specifically from starry-eyed entrepreneurs with space-focused startup ideas. And the new stream already has some star power behind it ― they’ve [...]

1906, 2018

Funding healthcare accelerators, an HHS unit is taking a VC approach to innovation

The DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) website looks like it belongs to a VC company rather than a federal agency – smart graphics and succinct descriptions. That’s not an accident. DRIVe is taking a venture approach to solving some intractable health issues. Part of BARDA (the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority), [...]

1306, 2018

Twin Cities to host first summit connecting university tech and startup funds with industry and investors

The Twin Cities will host the first gathering focused on connecting university tech and startup funds with innovative companies and early-stage investors. COvergence, scheduled for July 11th, is aimed at jump starting conversation around active university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap funds and accelerators that will lead to greater collaboration to advance innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

1306, 2018

​Advance Queensland innovation fund gets AU$73m Budget boos

The Queensland government has handed down its 2018-19 Budget, with jobs and innovation once again a focus for the state. The state's innovation fund Advance Queensland, launched three years ago during the 2015-16 Budget, will be receiving a further AU$73 million over four years, bringing the total kitty to AU$650 million. [...]

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