27 09, 2019

University of Washington and Microsoft Research POC project Develops DNA Storage

By |2019-09-27T09:38:20+00:00September 27th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

It may seem far-fetched, but computer scientists and research groups have worked for years to discover if it is possible to store data on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Now, Microsoft Research (MR) and the University of Washington (UW) have achieved just that, and the implications of their success could be far-reaching. Clinical pathologists are increasingly performing genetic DNA sequencing in their medical laboratories to identify biomarkers for [...]

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

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 [...]

27 08, 2019

Cargill to open innovation lab at University of Illinois

By |2019-08-27T09:22:47+00:00August 27th, 2019|Corporate, Illinois|0 Comments

Cargill has announced a new partnership with the University of Illinois under which the Minneapolis-based company’s digital labs team of scientists will work alongside university students at a new Cargill Innovation Lab located at the Urbana-Champaign campus. As part of the partnership, Innovation Lab students and staff will work directly with Cargill business leaders, operations [...]

19 08, 2019

‘Sony Research Award Program’ Continues for Fourth Year

By |2019-08-19T09:07:57+00:00August 19th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

Sony announced today the continuation of the Sony Research Award Program, which provides U.S. and Canadian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research programs in collaboration with Sony's own research groups. "The Sony Research Award Program gives us the opportunity to partner with some of the most creative minds in academia," said Toru Katsumoto, Senior [...]

25 07, 2019

Amazon’s newest Alexa accelerator cohort shows how voice apps and business models are maturing

By |2019-07-25T09:08:42+00:00July 25th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator is up and running for the third consecutive year as another batch of early stage startups test the boundaries of voice technology. Nine startups from across the country will spend the next three months at the Techstars Seattle office, building their companies and finding unique ways to incorporate Alexa, Amazon’s artificial intelligence [...]

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 [...]

5 06, 2019

HBR: How Corporations Can Better Work With Startups

By |2019-06-05T07:20:48+00:00June 5th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

One way that corporations spur innovation is by working with startups—through mechanisms such as corporate accelerators, venture builders and venture clients. Since 2013 the number of corporate investments in startups has nearly tripled from 980 in 2013 to 2,795 in 2018, and their value has risen from $19 to $180 billion, according to GCV Analytics, a [...]

29 05, 2019

UnityPoint, a midwestern hospital network, launches $100M venture fund 

By |2019-05-29T11:53:06+00:00May 29th, 2019|Corporate, Hospitals, Venture Fund|0 Comments

At the inaugural MedCity INVEST Pop Health conference in New Orleans on May 22, West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health announced that it has launched a $100 million venture fund. UnityPoint is a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. According to the UnityPoint Health Ventures website, the fund will make investments [...]

16 05, 2019

Labor $15m digital health accelerator with Monash University

By |2019-05-16T07:13:32+00:00May 16th, 2019|Australia, Corporate|0 Comments

Labor will fund a new health technology accelerator and medical simulation facilities in Melbourne’s south-east as part of a $15 million digital health election commitment. Shadow health minister Catherine King, shadow digital economy minister Ed Husic and Labor candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy will make announce the election announcement in Frankston on Monday morning. The $15.3 [...]