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1807, 2018

Sony Research Award Program Continues in Third Year Promoting Innovation and Technological Development with U.S. and Canadian Universities

Sony today announced the continuation of the Sony Research Award Program, an academic awards program to provide U.S. and Canadian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research projects in collaboration with Sony's own research division. "Sony established the Research Award Program in 2016 to foster relationships with academic institutions [...]

1807, 2018

Notre Dame IDEA Center launches 27 startup companies in first year of operation 

The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame surpassed its goal of creating 16 faculty and student startup companies in its first year by launching 27 companies between July 2017 and June 2018. That number nearly equals the total number of startups, 33, in the University’s entire 175-year history prior to [...]

1707, 2018

Ithaca-based Cayuga Venture Fund sets $100 million goal–ties to Cornell

In an effort to emphasize investing early with founders and entrepreneurs at companies across various sectors and supporting them through their life cycle, Cayuga Venture Fund is launching a new fund with a target size of $100 million. The Tompkins County-based Cayuga Venture Fund will rely on the region's highly [...]

1707, 2018

Pitt professors pursue new projects with Pitt Seed grants 

Pitt is investing in change this summer, beginning with projects from professors at the University. The first-ever Pitt Seed Project awarded a total of more than $1 million to 23 programs designed to play an instrumental role in transforming the University. The grants will fund a wide range of faculty-proposed [...]

1707, 2018

More U New Mexico-related startups staying in NM 

The University of New Mexico reports another 11 startups launched this past fiscal year to market UNM technologies, but unlike previous years, every one of them plans to stay in New Mexico. That’s a significant reversal from FY 2017, when eight of 12 startups marketing UNM technologies left for other [...]

1707, 2018

Three new government-supported accelerators to boost Victorian startups 

More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment by the state government to establish three new startup accelerators. As part of the LaunchVic funding round, two Australian teams – SBE Australia and Skalata Ventures – will establish and operate accelerator programs exclusive to Victoria. Techstars, an international organisation, is [...]

1707, 2018

New U Virginia Program Provides Rapid Seed Funding for Collaborative Research 

University of Virginia researchers who are looking for potential collaborators will have a much easier search, thanks to a new program launched today by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Called 3 Cavaliers, or 3C, the program will help faculty members connect and pursue new research with the potential [...]

307, 2018

UT Horizon Fund participates as Cerebri AI raises $5M in funding

Cerebri AI, an Austin startup that uses AI to improve customer service, just announced a major round of funding — a $5 million Series A led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. With the fresh funds, the company plans to expand its operations and support the release of its new Cerebri [...]

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