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2108, 2019

TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative Fund Continues to Deliver Substantial Impact for Maryland Biohealth Companies

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s (TEDCO) Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII), a program designed to propel research from partner universities towards commercialization, has had a strong, demonstrable impact on many important life science portfolio companies in the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR). AsclepiX Therapeutics, Inc., Neuraly/Theraly, NextStep Robotics, Sonavex and Coaptechare just a handful of the latest MII [...]

2008, 2019

Benchmark Success To Boost Your Business Innovation

To innovate, you have to separate what's possible from the impossible. And a good way to determine what's in the realm of possibility is to explore what other innovators are up to and to benchmark success. By benchmarking against innovative leaders, you get a sense of how and where to direct your [...]

2008, 2019

CIT Gap Funds invests in Charlottesville, Va.-based Babylon Micro-Farms 

CIT made an investment in Charlottesville, Va.-based Babylon Micro-Farms, provider of an on-demand indoor farming service. Founded in 2017, Babylon provides small growers and businesses with indoor agriculture modules through on-demand farming services using their patented IoT tech. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed but Babylon said in a press [...]

1908, 2019

‘Sony Research Award Program’ Continues for Fourth Year

Sony announced today the continuation of the Sony Research Award Program, which provides U.S. and Canadian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research programs in collaboration with Sony's own research groups. "The Sony Research Award Program gives us the opportunity to partner with some of the most creative minds [...]

1508, 2019

OSF Hospital System Ventures Launches Second Venture Capital Fund

OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, has launched a second venture capital fund of $75 million to continue its strategy of supporting new technology, devices and services that offer improved and more cost efficient health care. Three and a half years following its first investment, OSF Ventures has directly [...]

1408, 2019

Nexford University launches $200k startup funding for its graduates 

Today Nexford University has announced its 'Entrepreneurship Scholarship' and $200,000 startup funding, with a mission to empower next-generation leaders across the world. "The world needs more doers," said Fadl Al Tarzi, Nexford's CEO. "We thought about what we can do to help them. If you're a doer, you won't let anything stop [...]

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