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3 07, 2019

1717 Innovation Center to launch new accelerator for Richmond nonprofits 

By |2019-07-03T10:00:22+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Virginia|0 Comments

Just weeks after gaining its first accelerator focused on nonprofits, Richmond snagged a double dose. Applications opened Monday for @1717, a new nonprofit accelerator run by Capital One’s 1717 Innovation Center. This fall, Richmond’s resident banking giant and 1717 are piloting the program, which aims to support Richmond-area nonprofits in expanding capacity to help them [...]

27 06, 2019

European Research Council makes move to promote commercialisation

By |2019-06-27T09:34:48+00:00June 27th, 2019|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

The European Research Council (ERC) is stepping up efforts to promote the commercialisation of research its funds, setting up a website to link holders of its €150,000 proof of concept grant with potential investors. To date, 26 proof of concept grant holders have joined the Virtual Venture Fair, which is intended as a shop window for [...]

27 06, 2019

Broad Foundation boosts California stem cell research funding with $10M gift to USC

By |2019-06-27T09:32:10+00:00June 27th, 2019|Foundation-support|0 Comments

SC’s groundbreaking stem cell research and training programs have received a major boost thanks to a $10 million gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The donation is part of the foundation’s latest $30 million funding initiative to support its namesake Eli and Edythe Broad stem cell research centers at USC, UCLA and University of California, [...]

27 06, 2019

Smartpark Innovation Hub opens at the University of Manitoba

By |2019-06-27T09:18:46+00:00June 27th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator|0 Comments

The Smartpark Innovation Hub (SIH) has opened at the University of Manitoba. It will be an information exchange centre that will encourage further partnerships between industry, government, and the University. It will provide rentable space for companies, new space for laboratories, and be home to Smartpark’s head office, the University’s Technology Transfer Office, and technology [...]

27 06, 2019

Government-funded Research Increasingly Fuels Innovation – UConn Today

By |2019-06-27T09:12:25+00:00June 27th, 2019|State or Government|0 Comments

For the third year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed large cuts in science funding across a variety of agencies. Although Congress restored these cuts in the past two years, increased budgetary pressures may discourage them from doing so this year. Now, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of [...]

20 06, 2019

CIT’s Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Fringe to Change the Way Employers Offer Benefits

By |2019-06-20T08:05:35+00:00June 20th, 2019|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that the Virginia Founders Fund has invested in Richmond, Va.-based Fringe. Founded in 2018, Fringe is the first employer benefits marketplace. The platform offers employers an easy and cost effective way to manage their perk programs, and gives employees the opportunity to pick the benefits that matter most [...]

20 06, 2019

IBM/Egypt: Changing the Startup Scene with Technology 

By |2019-06-20T08:03:09+00:00June 20th, 2019|Corporate, Egypt|0 Comments

Egypt has one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world and the second largest after the UAE. It is also witnessing a strong entrepreneurship wave, driven by a domestic appetite for technological advancement. According to recent statistics, more than 73% of Egyptians think entrepreneurship is a good career choice, and a total of [...]

18 06, 2019

Hopes for £100m venture capital fund to back university spin-outs 

By |2019-06-18T10:14:10+00:00June 18th, 2019|State or Government, UK/England, Venture Fund|0 Comments

A partnership of North East universities is looking to create a £100m venture capital fund that will be used to grow spin-outs from some of the region’s top minds. The Northern Accelerator was initially created to support spin-out businesses from the organisation’s partner universities - Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland. It is now looking to [...]

18 06, 2019

Startups, UCSD Team Up on Tech-Heavy Hub

By |2019-06-18T10:11:58+00:00June 18th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

UC San Diego has struck a partnership with local startup group EvoNexus, hoping to funnel more of its students and alumni into Evo’s new incubator for startups working on financial technology, or “fintech.” EvoNexus, one of San Diego’s most popular and most competitive startup incubators, announced in April that it was expanding to form a separate [...]

17 06, 2019

Berkeley’s renegade history fuels its rise to the top in startup competition 

By |2019-06-17T09:09:16+00:00June 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

UC Berkeley is renowned for its history of rebellion, upsetting the status quo and stretching the limits of the way things ought to be. That reputation, when viewed from the outside, has often been seen as negative. But a new ranking listing Berkeley as the No. 1 public school in the world for funded founders [...]