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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 05, 2019

A Public-Private Partnership Could Be Key to Your Startup’s Survival

By |2019-05-29T11:55:25+00:00May 29th, 2019|State or Government|0 Comments

Despite what many of us might think, there are a lot fewer startups than there used to be. According to the Brookings Institution, the number of fledgling companies is in decline across nearly every industry in the United States. Overall, that drop in numbers adds to a pattern of declining startup numbers over the past 13 years. And [...]

16 05, 2019

Maryland TEDCO awards $6.6M in stem cell funding to 24 researchers, startups 

By |2019-05-16T07:23:35+00:00May 16th, 2019|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

Maryland Technology Development Corp. has doled out $6.6 million in funding awards to companies and researchers working on stem cell products and medical therapies. The funds were awarded to 24 separate projects through the state's Stem Cell Research Fund. The fund has a budget of $8.2 million in the 2019 fiscal year. This is the second round [...]

16 05, 2019

How this government funding programme has launched over 2,300 startups

By |2019-05-16T07:20:36+00:00May 16th, 2019|Germany, State or Government|0 Comments

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) runs an extensive programme to promote startups, called EXIST. It offers grants to transfer university research into campus startups, and helps foster a culture of entrepreneurship through innovation workshops, consulting services, and industry connects. The phases of the entrepreneurial journey are evocatively described as Get Started, Get Prepared, Get Together, and Get Traction. [...]

25 04, 2019

State Launches Hawai’i-Based Aquaculture Accelerator & Fund

By |2019-04-25T10:24:43+00:00April 25th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Hawaii, State or Government|0 Comments

The Big Island of Hawai‘i will be the home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management. The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural [...]

25 04, 2019

Tech industry pushes lawmakers to fully fund program that boosts startups, R&D

By |2019-04-25T10:12:44+00:00April 25th, 2019|State or Government|0 Comments

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration is working in the last days of the legislative session to restore $16 million that the Senate cut from appropriations for the 21 Fund, the state’s primary tool for promoting startups, entrepreneurship and research and development. The Senate version of the two-year, $34.6 billion budget allocates $22 million in 2020 and [...]

21 03, 2019

BioSTL gets another $100,000 grant to help launch agtech startup program 

By |2019-03-21T08:25:42+00:00March 21st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, State or Government|0 Comments

Though agriculture is arguably the oldest industry around, it has taken a while for it to get reshaped by some of the new, digital information tools that are transforming other lines of work. But in some cases, old ways of doing things on the farm are changing. Sensor technology can report hyper-detailed field conditions to [...]