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7 02, 2019

Ag-Celerator announces next round of $100,000 available to advance Purdue agricultural innovations 

By |2019-02-07T10:37:36+00:00February 7th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Startups based on Purdue University plant science innovations are eligible to apply for the next funding round of the Ag-Celerator with $100,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. The purpose of this twice-a-year competition is to provide entrepreneurs interested in creating a startup and commercializing their technology with the initial funds to do so. Funding will be [...]

31 01, 2019

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests $250,000 in environmental compliance company: News at IU: Indiana University

By |2019-01-31T10:11:33+00:00January 31st, 2019|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which invests in IU-related ventures, has invested $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Encamp Inc. The company works with its clients to make environmental compliance -- such as meeting environmental regulations for clean air and water, waste disposal, and hazardous material management -- fast, simple and accurate. CEO Luke Jacobs, lead technical architect Daniel [...]

31 01, 2019

U Florida Tech Licensing Announces Another Successful Partnership with Portfolio Company

By |2019-01-31T10:06:10+00:00January 31st, 2019|Florida, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

University of Florida startup Entrinsic Health Solutions Inc. (EHS), an innovative health sciences company, has entered into a partnership that provides for a worldwide commercial license and supply agreement for enterade®, an amino acid-based, glucose-free, electrolyte solution designed for oncology and gastrointestinal (GI) disease patients. “We are excited about this partnership,” stated Dr. Sadasivan Vidyasagar, [...]

28 01, 2019

Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center announces $195,000 in seed funding for faculty research projects

By |2019-01-28T12:24:50+00:00January 28th, 2019|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

BOSTON — New technologies at Massachusetts research institutions could get closer to market thanks to $195,000 in seed funding announced today by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) Acorn Innovation Fund. Thirteen grants of $15,000 each were awarded to faculty researchers from Boston University Medical Center, Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]