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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

27 02, 2019

Maryland ‘TEDCO 2.0’ comes into focus 

By |2019-02-27T09:28:22+00:00February 27th, 2019|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

TEDCO made a series of promotions and hiring moves as the state’s quasi-public organization backing early-stage companies looks to rework the programs it offers to help entrepreneurs. The latest announcement hones in on themes that recently-hired CEO George Davis touched on in announcing “TEDCO 2.0” at the organization’s Entrepreneur Expo in Baltimore last fall. Davis, who was an entrepreneur and [...]

21 02, 2019

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

By |2019-02-21T09:23:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A new subset of the Chancellor’s Fund will provide financial support for researchers at the University of Arkansas working toward launching startup companies. The Gap Fund will distribute up to $400,000 each year. Teams made up of faculty, graduate students and post doctoral candidates may apply for the Gap Fund after completing the National Science [...]

28 01, 2019

UCF Business Incubation Program: Nurturing Seeds of Growth 

By |2019-01-28T09:51:51+00:00January 28th, 2019|Florida, State or Government|0 Comments

If 10 small businesses launched today, six likely would be closed in four years. Yet studies show that if those 10 companies enrolled in a business incubator, about nine in 10 would be operating five years after graduating. The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program was created to improve the chance of survival for [...]