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1909, 2019

U Georgia Regents approve hub for innovation, entrepreneurship

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved the renovation of the Spring Street Building, which will be transformed into a creative and dynamic space to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry engagement at UGA. The $4.4 million project is expected to be completed by January 2021 through the support [...]

1809, 2019

How to build an entrepreneurial university 

Universities and industry have a lot to learn from one another – and partnerships between the two can be mutually beneficial while especially serving the university’s entrepreneurial students. It can be difficult to get these partnerships right, but with a structured collaborative framework on the part of the university, an [...]

1809, 2019

Connecticut Innovations Announces Finalists for 2019 Global Venture Challenge

Connecticut Innovations(CI), Connecticut's strategic venture capital arm, today announced the finalists for VentureClash, the $5 million global venture challenge. The 10 finalists will participate in a live pitch event at Yale University on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in front of a panel of prominent judges. The 2019 VentureClash finalists include: Atidot (Israel): An insurtech solution that uses artificial [...]

1809, 2019

Six U Maine professors awarded new biomedical science grants 

The University of Maine’s newly created Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund awarded grants this week to six assistant professors in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Each of these grants are intended to support two-year-long faculty research projects, their generation of scientific data necessary to attract funding from prized, [...]

1809, 2019

New incubator to fuel life science innovation in Stanford Research Park

To bolster the long-term vision of a thriving bioscience community near its campus, Stanford University is working to shape part of Stanford Research Park into a leading life science district focused on fast-growing sectors such as bioengineering, gene therapies, diagnostics, medical technology and devices, surgical robotics and digital health. As [...]

1809, 2019

WARF investment fund signals new tack in effort to grow adoption of UW–Madison technologies

A six-figure investment in a Wisconsin startup marks the latest effort by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the nation’s oldest technology transfer office, to adapt to the changing innovation landscape. The investment, from the new WARF Ventures project, will help PROMISS Diagnostics in Milwaukee advance a technology to diagnose ovarian cancer from blood samples. [...]

1809, 2019

Emory, Purdue accelerator programs join HHS initiative to address health security threats

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to tap into startups and entrepreneurs to help solve systemic health challenges. The federal agency is expanding its innovation accelerator network that supports small and startup biotechnology innovators to speed up the development of products for biodefense and other health security needs. HHS' [...]

1209, 2019

CT Children’s Hopital innovation center, fund aim to rear homegrown ideas 

When Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is wooing high-profile hires, candidates often ask about how the job will help them pursue cutting-edge medical research and innovations. “The people we want to attract here have this in their DNA,” said Dr. Christine Finck, surgeon-in-chief at the 187-bed hospital. “What are you going [...]

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