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18 09, 2019

Connecticut Innovations Announces Finalists for 2019 Global Venture Challenge

By |2019-09-18T14:08:49+00:00September 18th, 2019|Connecticut, State or Government|0 Comments

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 intelligence, machine learning and predictive [...]

18 09, 2019

New incubator to fuel life science innovation in Stanford Research Park

By |2019-09-18T10:57:13+00:00September 18th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

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 a key component of this [...]

12 09, 2019

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

By |2019-09-12T07:14:12+00:00September 12th, 2019|Connecticut, Hospitals, Venture Capital|0 Comments

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 to do with my ideas?” [...]

12 09, 2019

New round of Amazon Catalyst Grants awarded to Washington State University innovators and entrepreneurs 

By |2019-09-12T07:04:04+00:00September 12th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

The Amazon Catalyst Program at Washington State University has awarded nearly $20,000 in grants to two teams comprised of research faculty and students from varied university disciplines and locations. Team Cross-Cultural Optics and team Virtual Reality 360 received grants for their innovative solutions to specific problems posed by Amazon. Launched in 2018, the collaborative program between Amazon [...]

12 09, 2019

Imperial academics win €11 million ERC funding 

By |2019-09-12T07:01:58+00:00September 12th, 2019|Europe, State or Government, Translational Research|0 Comments

Academics in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and the Business School, were rewarded in the latest wave of Starting Grants – worth around €1.5 million each. ERC Starting Grants recognise talented early-career scientists who show potential to be research leaders and have a scientific track record showing great promise. Across Europe the ERC awarded 408 grants, worth [...]

12 09, 2019

Big Oil venture funds target green investments – Los Angeles Times

By |2019-09-12T06:59:44+00:00September 12th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

Cement production has a large carbon footprint, comprising about 7% of man-made CO2 emissions. Solidia Technologies is trying to change that. The New Jersey-based startup’s technology reduces energy usage and emissions during the cement manufacturing process, while also trapping CO2 in the finished concrete. In its efforts to clean up one of the planet’s dirtiest [...]

12 09, 2019

Central Europe Visegrad fund moves into backing research and innovation

By |2019-09-12T06:57:24+00:00September 12th, 2019|Poland, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A small fund originally dedicated to cultural cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia is now increasing its effort to support cross-border entrepreneurship and innovation in central Europe. When the Visegrad Fund was first established in 2000, the four countries focused on funding cultural exchanges and education and capacity building, which were the [...]

10 09, 2019

Minneapolis-based Vensana Unveils $225 Million Venture Capital Fund 

By |2019-09-10T09:51:14+00:00September 10th, 2019|Minnesota, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Vensana Capital, a venture capital firm focused on medical technology, on Wednesday announced its first venture capital fund. Known as Vensana Capital 1, the $225 million fund has received financial backing from a range of investing institutions, including public pensions, university endowments, foundations, and health systems, Vensana officials said in a news release. Investment interest [...]

9 09, 2019

UCLA launches federally funded innovation hub for medical tech, digital health

By |2019-09-09T13:08:46+00:00September 9th, 2019|California, State or Government|0 Comments

UCLA has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to create a regional hub for the development of medical technology and digital health tools. The launch of the UCLA Biodesign Hub for Medical Technology and Digital Health Innovation is the first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary effort to harness the clinical strengths of [...]

9 09, 2019

UW WTBC, Forward Greater Cheyenne Partner on Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad

By |2019-09-09T12:59:39+00:00September 9th, 2019|State or Government, Wyoming|0 Comments

Prospective entrepreneurs in southeastern Wyoming have a new incentive to start up. The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), the University of Wyoming’s business incubation program, is launching a new regional startup challenge for Albany and Laramie counties. The Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad (SEWYIL) will be based on UW’s very successful Fisher Innovation Launchpad model, but [...]