//Fund Process and Outcomes
10 01, 2019

Washington State University announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards 

By |2019-01-10T08:44:08+00:00January 10th, 2019|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) is a program run by the Office of Research [...]

10 01, 2019

FSU GAP awards help faculty commercialize inventions 

By |2019-01-10T08:29:59+00:00January 10th, 2019|Florida, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace. The researchers have been awarded a combined pot of $110,000 following their successful pitches at the university’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice [...]

20 12, 2018

Two IURTC venture funds invest $400,000 in marketing data technology company

By |2018-12-20T09:54:12+00:00December 20th, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund and the Innovate Indiana Fund have invested $400,000 in Indianapolis-based Zio Inc. Zio has created its Customer Insight Marketing Platform for brands in the retail sector. The company was co-founded by CEO Angel Morales and IU graduate Reuben Vandeventer, who is its chief data scientist. Morales said the platform creates insights into [...]

20 12, 2018

Battery startup born out of University of Queensland raises $1.74 million to fuel rapid growth plans

By |2018-12-20T09:47:04+00:00December 20th, 2018|Australia, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Brisbane startup Pure Battery Technologies has raised $1.74 million to commercialise University of Queensland-developed technology to improve the production of batteries for electric vehicles. The technology enables the nickel and cobalt minerals required for making batteries to be more easily extracted, and then converted into the components quickly and cheaply. The technology has been in development [...]

6 12, 2018

University accelerator sees startups smash $50m milestone 

By |2018-12-06T08:40:52+00:00December 6th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Australia, Impact|0 Comments

The University of Queensland has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million. UQ offers a range of hands-on programs, including its Germinate accelerator, that give budding founders the skills, connections and seed funding to create a startup and to turn early-stage [...]

30 11, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests in regenerative medicine company Vascugen

By |2018-11-30T09:36:31+00:00November 30th, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has invested in Vascugen Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Vascugen is focused on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by reduced blood flow due to [...]

14 11, 2018

U Arizona-focused venture fund invests in alum’s job-matching company 

By |2018-11-14T08:50:05+00:00November 14th, 2018|Arizona, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona spinoffs has announced its fourth investment since its founding last year, backing a Phoenix-based startup with an online platform to help hotels and restaurants quickly find temporary workers. UA Venture Capital Fund LLC participated in funding a seed round of growth capital for Qwick Inc., which was [...]

12 11, 2018

Maryland launches training program to attract Israeli health startups 

By |2018-11-12T10:59:24+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Israel, Maryland|0 Comments

Maryland has launched a new pilot training program designed to help Israeli health startups expand their companies to the state. MarketReach America will bring 15 to 20 companies in the medical device and digital health sectors from Israel to Maryland for two weeks of training in May of next year. They will learn about breaking [...]

12 11, 2018

Penn cell therapy spinoff Cabaletta Bio of Radnor raises $38 million 

By |2018-11-12T10:18:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Cabaletta Bio Inc., a biopharmaceutical startup spun out of the University of Pennsylvania, has raised $38 million in an equity financing and signed an exclusive license agreement with Penn related to T cell therapy. In addition, the Radnor-based company has entered into two multiyear sponsored research agreements with Penn for the discovery and development of [...]

12 11, 2018

PPL Foundation supports Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch innovation hub

By |2018-11-12T10:10:23+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The PPL Foundation has selected Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch program, part of President Eric J. Barron’s Commonwealth-wide Invent Penn State entrepreneurship initiative, for funding. The sustaining grant proposal submitted by campus personnel was awarded funding in the amount of $2,500. Established in May 2016, LionLaunch is a community-based entrepreneurship program that provides funding and mentorship [...]