//Fund Partnering
20 03, 2019

Harvard OTD launches Experts-in-Residence program

By |2019-03-20T09:37:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) has launched an Experts-in-Residence (XIR) program, creating a powerful new resource for Harvard faculty and researchers to accelerate startup formation and support the commercialization of University innovations. Initially, 28 XIRs have volunteered for the program. The XIRs include partners at venture capital firms, scientific entrepreneurs, R&D executives, and other respected experts on company [...]

20 03, 2019

UK incubators nurturing the next biotech generation 

By |2019-03-20T09:31:33+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, UK/England|0 Comments

What type of environment is best to foster biotechnology startups through their first years? With more UK universities putting resources into supporting spinout companies, and dedicated life science incubators springing up at sites abandoned by large pharmaceutical firms (and elsewhere), the options for entrepreneurs are expanding in scope, style and availability. Keith Powell, a London-based [...]

20 03, 2019

How Universities Can Support Women-Led Entrepreneurship

By |2019-03-20T09:27:20+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator|0 Comments

When Maria Artunduaga won a University of California award in 2017 for her team’s technology to manage pulmonary disease, she noted a critical factor in the victory: contest-organized mentorship from Jocelyn Brown with the Rice 360˚ Institute for Global Health. “Her experience building health technologies for preterm babies in Africa was key to our success in the Big Ideas student innovation [...]

14 03, 2019

Osage University Partners raises $273 mln for third fund 

By |2019-03-14T09:10:39+00:00March 14th, 2019|New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Osage University Partners (“OUP”), a Philadelphia area-based venture capital firm, today announced the closing of Osage University Partners III, L.P. (“OUP III”) at $273 million, exceeding its target of $250 million. OUP III marks the firm’s third fund dedicated to investments exclusively in startups that are commercializing university research, bringing OUP’s total assets under management [...]

14 03, 2019

Co-creative university-industry innovation must be core mission of universities

By |2019-03-14T08:49:34+00:00March 14th, 2019|Corporate, UK/England|0 Comments

European universities need to embrace change by continuing to forge alliances with innovative companies and independent research groups to use and develop their knowledge in cooperation with the outside world, experts agreed at the 8 March launch of the European University Association’s new report The Role of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems. This analysed in-depth case [...]

13 03, 2019

CIT Gap Funds invests in medtech startup

By |2019-03-13T14:44:41+00:00March 13th, 2019|Venture Capital, Virginia|0 Comments

The Herndon, Va.-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)announced that its CIT GAP Funds is investing in Richmond, Va.-based Tympanogen, a medical technology company that develops ear, nose, and throat (ENT) treatment devices based on a proprietary gel patch technology. “We have a great opportunity to take over what many consider to be a neglected market. ENT surgeons want a [...]

13 03, 2019

$6M Endowment Fund: U of T planning to establish new medical research fund with

By |2019-03-13T10:10:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|Foundation-support|0 Comments

Plans are underway to establish a $6 million endowment fund to support medical research conducted by U of T faculty members. The endowment, slated to be named the Drucker Family Innovation Fund, was proposed by U of T Professor of Medicine Daniel Drucker and is planned as part of the university’s celebration of the 100th [...]

13 03, 2019

New university-business partnerships to boost jobs and local economies – GOV.UK

By |2019-03-13T10:06:00+00:00March 13th, 2019|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

The rollout of new University Enterprise Zones will strengthen links between the research and expertise developed in universities, and ensure they further align with the needs of local businesses. UEZs are a form of ‘incubator’ that provide physical space and facilities for small businesses, where they access support, specialist facilities and knowledge. Helping universities to [...]

8 03, 2019

Recursion and Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization to Jointly Launch Incubator

By |2019-03-08T10:00:20+00:00March 8th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Utah|0 Comments

Recursion and the University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the launch, programming, and management of an incubator for life science and technology startups. The incubator will be located in Recursion’s former Research Park offices, and the company will sponsor the space for an initial period of [...]

8 03, 2019

Maryland TEDCO Generates $1.6 Billion in Economic Benefits to the State of Maryland and Supports 7,746 Maryland Jobs

By |2019-03-08T09:41:07+00:00March 8th, 2019|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Maryland's economic engine for technology companies, announced today the findings of an independent economic impact study detailing the economic development contributions of TEDCO's five core programs to the state of Maryland. Conducted by Richard Clinch of the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute and Mitch Horowitz of TEConomy Partners (JFI-TEConomy), the study found that TEDCO is a significant [...]