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4 01, 2019

Bumper year for NUI Galway startups as they reaped €35m in investment funds

By |2019-01-04T08:20:51+00:00January 4th, 2019|Ireland, State or Government|0 Comments

In a very successful year for innovation during 2018, NUI Galway start-ups secured €35 million between private equity investment and research funding while the 36 companies based at the university’s Business Innovation Centre now employ 173 people, which represents an increase of 20 per cent over 2017. The year also saw NUI Galway sign more [...]

4 01, 2019

ELabNYC Bioscience Accelerator Program Announces 2019 Cohort of Life Science Companies

By |2019-01-04T08:13:59+00:00January 4th, 2019|New York, State or Government|0 Comments

ELabNYC, the Entrepreneurship Lab NYC, an initiative of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and led by Design Technologies, today announced the 7th cohort of emerging biosciences ventures invited to participate in its competitive annual business accelerator program. Twenty high-potential companies will participate in the six-month intensive program, which includes business education to [...]

18 12, 2018

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Extensions for Business Incubators, Grant Programs Supporting Early-Stage and Commercialization of Tech Companies

By |2018-12-18T13:29:05+00:00December 18th, 2018|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

Aimed at supporting the continued economic growth and stimulation of Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF)—administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)—has approved funding extensions totaling $1.8 million for six statewide programs. Each program strategically capitalizes on resources allocated through state funding to promote early-stage startups and the commercialization of cutting-edge technologies. [...]

13 12, 2018

Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Benefits Companies in EU

By |2018-12-13T09:41:12+00:00December 13th, 2018|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has congratulated the four Limerick “groundbreaking projects” that have received €17.2 million under the first round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The successful Limerick projects are: A consortium including Curran Scientific, Raheen,  will receive a maximum of €8.4 million towards a [...]

13 12, 2018

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund announces first cohort of blockchain investments in emerging markets

By |2018-12-13T09:31:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

Six companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from UNICEF's Innovation Fund to solve global challenges using blockchain technology. The UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest up to $100,000 USD in the six companies; Atix Labs, Onesmart,Prescrypto, Statwig, Utopixar and W3 Engineers to deliver open-source prototypes of blockchain applications within 12-months. Selected from more than 100 applications across 50 countries, these six [...]

30 11, 2018

UVa, city, county planning entrepreneurial accelerator

By |2018-11-30T09:47:00+00:00November 30th, 2018|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

Localities will match funds from GO Virginia grant, if awarded The University of Virginia, Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville all have pledged support for a program aimed at accelerating the growth of local startups. David Touve, senior director of the i.Lab at UVa, said the proposed Catalyst Accelerator Program would provide workspace, educational [...]

31 10, 2018

WEDC accelerator awards grant to support startup businesses in southeastern Wisconsin

By |2018-10-31T08:57:28+00:00October 31st, 2018|State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) an $80,000 grant to support its Growth Accelerator program, which will help 10 entrepreneurial teams start or grow their businesses. The grant will enable WWBIC to conduct two intensive, 10-week Growth Accelerator classes with five teams in each – one [...]

25 10, 2018

UK universities awarded £25.5m EU funds for innovative digital projects 

By |2018-10-25T10:10:44+00:00October 25th, 2018|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has selected 38 innovative projects to develop new ideas towards radically new future technologies.  Nine out of the 38 projects involve UK universities. In total, the projects will receive £110m (€124m) under the future and emerging technologies (FET Open) strand of the EIC pilot, run under the EU’s research and [...]

12 10, 2018

Arrowhead Innovation Fund makes first investment in a NM company 

By |2018-10-12T10:01:40+00:00October 12th, 2018|New Mexico, State or Government|0 Comments

An Energy Star-rated technology, EVUS Inc. uses a unique proprietary design that harnesses the power of magnets for use in home heating. “EVUS is an excellent example of the type of high-quality investments that are possible in New Mexico,” said AIF Managing Director Estela Hernandez. “This technology will bring to market an efficient and cost-saving [...]

11 09, 2018

Twelve Academic Technologies Selected for Science Center Proof-of-Concept Program

By |2018-09-11T08:15:27+00:00September 11th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center's QED Program. QED is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and product commercialization. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Penn State College [...]