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11 09, 2018

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

By | 2018-09-11T08:15:27+00:00 September 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 [...]

6 09, 2018

UNM tech spinoff attracts $1.5M investment, backed by the State’s Catalyst Fund

By | 2018-09-06T07:20:28+00:00 September 6th, 2018|New Mexico, State or Government|0 Comments

A new cell screening and analysis technology that accelerates tissue-processing rates by up to 100-fold is nearing market, boosted by a $1.5 million venture investment in local startup BennuBio. The company is commercializing a University of New Mexico breakthrough in flow-through cytometers, or cell meters, which are used to rapidly analyze millions, and often billions [...]

29 08, 2018

2 MSU POC programs get boost to continue in

By | 2018-08-29T16:55:39+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Two innovative projects at Michigan State University have a green light today to continue their groundbreaking work. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board today approved a two-year extension and refunding of $500,000 for the University Early State Proof of Concept Fund-ADVANCE program. That program supports the current gap in the pipeline of moving [...]

29 08, 2018

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Embody

By | 2018-08-29T16:52:49+00:00 August 29th, 2018|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

Herndon, Virginia, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that CIT GAP Funds has invested in Embody, a Norfolk, Virginia based medical device company developing collagen-based products for the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries. The 757 Angels led this investment in Embody's convertible debt round, alongside CIT and individual investors. [...]

15 08, 2018

Rhode Island Foundation awards $340K in grants to medical research projects

By | 2018-08-15T08:23:39+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Rhode Island, State or Government|0 Comments

Sixteen medical research projects will benefit from nearly $340,000 in seed funding from the Rhode Island Foundation. The grants are intended to further study of Lyme disease, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer, among other disorders and conditions. Foundation funding for the projects is expected to help researchers win larger funding from national sources. Some [...]

2 08, 2018

Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub awards $700,000 for advanced transportation projects

By | 2018-08-02T08:44:08+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

Three autonomous driving technologies are among 10 projects to receive approximately $700,000 in investments from the University of Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub program. The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization statewide Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation is backing the products that have potential to reach the transportation market, the program announced Monday. The MTRAC program is [...]

17 07, 2018

Three new government-supported accelerators to boost Victorian startups 

By | 2018-07-17T08:38:27+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Australia, State or Government|0 Comments

More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment by the state government to establish three new startup accelerators. As part of the LaunchVic funding round, two Australian teams – SBE Australia and Skalata Ventures – will establish and operate accelerator programs exclusive to Victoria. Techstars, an international organisation, is also in the early stages [...]

19 06, 2018

Funding healthcare accelerators, an HHS unit is taking a VC approach to innovation

By | 2018-06-19T07:44:39+00:00 June 19th, 2018|State or Government|0 Comments

The DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) website looks like it belongs to a VC company rather than a federal agency – smart graphics and succinct descriptions. That’s not an accident. DRIVe is taking a venture approach to solving some intractable health issues. Part of BARDA (the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority), and ultimately the Department of [...]

10 05, 2018

University of Minnesota MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures graduate fellows announced

By | 2018-05-10T15:24:25+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Minnesota, State or Government|0 Comments

Eight graduate students who are working toward their master’s or doctoral degree from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS); the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM); and the School of Public Health (SPH) were recently awarded fellowships from Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) for the 2018-2019 school year. The world’s population is expected to [...]

26 04, 2018

Miami University/University of Dayton receive state funding for technology development 

By | 2018-04-26T13:56:18+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Ohio, State or Government|0 Comments

Miami University and the University of Dayton will use a new $400,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to create a technology validation and startup fund. The grant includes $200,000 in matching funds from the two universities. The award is part of a $2.1 million state program designed to help move new technologies from [...]