17 05, 2018

Cisco eyes early-stage startups with new venture fund 

By | 2018-05-17T14:10:32+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

Cisco Systems Inc., one of the most prolific corporate acquirers of startups, is starting up a new venture fund that will run independently from the parent company, people familiar with the matter say. The Silicon Valley company, which historically has invested from its cash reserves, plans to be the anchor limited-partner investor in the new [...]

3 05, 2018

AbbVie and Rice University establish K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator to advance oncology therapies

By | 2018-05-03T15:11:27+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Rice University today announced they have entered into a joint research collaboration to establish the K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator. The research at the Accelerator will focus on synthesizing novel cytotoxic agents for use in the fight against cancer. The collaboration will complement AbbVie's existing expertise in oncology discovery and early [...]

26 04, 2018

AstraZeneca and SKOLKOVO launched Startup Challenge 2018 acceleration program

By | 2018-04-26T13:58:41+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

AstraZeneca, an international biopharmaceutical company, and SKOLKOVO Foundation announced the launch of a joint acceleration program for projects in the area of oncology, cardiovascular, metabolic, kidney, respiratory, and autoimmune diseases. The scientific partners of acceleration program include National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and Siberian State Medical University. The goal of Startup Challenge 2018 is to [...]

17 04, 2018

Mercedes-Benz, University of Alabama partner on startup challenge

By | 2018-04-17T14:22:09+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Alabama, Competition, Corporate|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz is partnering with several entities, including the University of Alabama, to drive innovation within the state's college and professional startup community. The "MBUSI Innovation Challenge" is running through June 19 across two streams of participants - students and professionals, and existing startups - to offer solutions to issues in advanced manufacturing. The winners can [...]

2 03, 2018

Volvo Launches a VC Fund to Keep Up With the Future

By | 2018-03-02T14:55:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Corporate, New Fund Announcement|0 Comments

STARTUPS LOOKING TO cash checks had better start learning Swedish and get ready for meetings at the IKEA cafeteria. Today, Volvo announced it has launched its very own in-house venture capital fund. Working with an undisclosed amount of money, Volvo Cars Tech Fund will look to invest in startups it believes could help it keep pace in a [...]

12 01, 2018

Schurz Communications awards funding to four Purdue student startups 

By | 2018-01-12T15:39:26+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Competition, Corporate, Indiana|0 Comments

Schurz Communications Innovation Challenge, an incubation competition for student entrepreneurs working in online and mobile media technology, awarded funding to four Purdue University startups. The competition provided a total of $10,500 in cash prizes to four startups. The Purdue Foundry in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the competition. As first-prize winner, One-Man [...]

10 01, 2018

IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund 

By | 2018-01-10T16:57:34+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

Tech giant IBM and the venture arm of telecoms conglomerate Comcast are backing an investment fund focused on scaling early stage startups that help enterprises use blockchain technology. MState, a startup accelerator, aims to invest in blockchain startups globally and ultimately connect them with Fortune 500 customers, co-founder Rob Bailey told Bloomberg. The accelerator is seeking to [...]

10 01, 2018

Hyundai Motor Builds Global New Venture Capital Investment System

By | 2018-01-10T16:52:21+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

The Hyundai Motor Group will set up an open innovation center in Beijing, China and Berlin, Germany within year. Including those in Korea, Silicon Valley in the United States and Tel Aviv in Israel, a total of five advanced bases will be built to absorb excellent ideas from start-ups. "We will strengthen the efficiency of [...]

10 01, 2018

Comcast Is Now Taking Applications for Its New Startup Accelerator

By | 2018-01-10T16:50:25+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Comcast announced this week that it’s now officially taking applications for seats in its LIFT Labs accelerator. Techstars will run the program at the new Comcast Technology Center, which was topped off last month. As we reported last year, the 12-week LIFT Labs’ accelerator program is designed to support media, entertainment and connectivity startups. Techstars says that companies focused on IoT/connected [...]

4 01, 2018

Academic-commercial collaborations see huge rate of Startup success in Ireland

By | 2018-01-04T13:50:55+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Corporate, Ireland|0 Comments

More than 80 percent of collaborations between commercial and academic institutions since 2013 have resulted in successful startups, a report by Knowledge Transfer Ireland has found. The report also shows 26 new products and services have launched in 2016 from fully active and operating spin-outs. Spin-outs are companies that are based on ideas and products developed [...]