Asia

3 07, 2019

Thai bank and Vietnam incubator partner to grow regional startups

By |2019-07-03T09:57:34+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Thailand, Vietnam|0 Comments

Kasikornbank, Thailand's second-largest lender, is partnering with Vietnam's Business Startup Support Center to help Thai and Vietnamese startups with their regional expansion plans. Under a memorandum of understanding signed in May, the government-backed BSSC will promote Thai companies' expansion into Vietnam, where startups are booming, particularly in fintech and e-commerce. "We will help Thai startups [...]

5 06, 2019

ISF Incubator Launches First International Startup in Singapore

By |2019-06-05T07:15:27+00:00June 5th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Singapore|0 Comments

 ISF Incubator, the startup arm at Intellectual Ventures, today announced it has formed a joint venture with NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Based in Singapore, the joint venture is called Secur3DP+, a startup company that brings additive manufacturing to global companies by providing a supply chain hub for 3D printing. The system is [...]

22 05, 2019

New fund seeks to boost partnerships between MIT, Israeli universities

By |2019-05-22T09:20:01+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Israel, Massachusetts, Startup Fund|0 Comments

A fund launched by the Mortimer Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program seeks to match faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and seven Israeli academic institutions in an effort to promote the “next generation of groundbreaking research” in sciences and technology. The new MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is now calling for proposals from [...]

22 05, 2019

Yeshiva University Opens Brand-New Innovation Lab 

By |2019-05-22T09:08:18+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Israel|0 Comments

Yeshiva University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16 to unveil its brand new Innovation Lab. Located in Furst Hall, the Lab is host to a renovated office space that will serve as a hub for Israeli startups to collaborate with students at YU in a number of different areas of work. Startups will obtain benefits [...]

21 02, 2019

Israel launches incentive program for female-led startups

By |2019-02-21T09:26:03+00:00February 21st, 2019|Israel|0 Comments

In Israel, only 8 percent of startups are led by women. And while that’s not very different from the rest of the world, it does imply that Startup Nation isn’t actually that nationwide. In response, the Israel Innovation Authority, the government body in charge of supporting research and development in Israel, will launch a designated [...]

8 01, 2019

Qatar’s state fund expands venture capital activity, bets on US startups

By |2019-01-08T08:32:59+00:00January 8th, 2019|Qatar, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, famous for investments in London’s Shard and Tiffany & Co., is quietly expanding its venture capital unit to invest in U.S. startups, according to people familiar with the matter. The Qatar Investment Authority, created to handle the windfall from the country’s gas and oil exports, has invested in companies including Foursquare [...]

2 01, 2019

Student-Run Venture Capital Fund Launches in Israel 

By |2019-01-02T07:56:41+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Israel, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is launching $1m student-run venture capital fund. Cactus Capital will invest in student, recent graduate and academic entrepreneurial initiatives. The fund will offer three tracks: – Ignite: Up to $5,000 for technological startups in the ideation stage – Validate: Up to $20,000 for technology startups [...]

10 12, 2018

Tsinghua University investment unit to back Japanese high-tech startups 

By |2018-12-10T07:23:24+00:00December 10th, 2018|China, Japan, Venture Capital|0 Comments

China's Tsinghua University's investment unit is set to become one of Japan's biggest supporters of high-tech startups, with plans to invest 4 billion yuan ($584 million) over several years in artificial intelligence and robotics ventures. Tus-Holdings, the leading research university's investment arm, established an office late last month with UTokyo Innovation Platform, its counterpart under the University of Tokyo. [...]

14 11, 2018

Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University launch joint nanoscience program

By |2018-11-14T08:50:54+00:00November 14th, 2018|Corporate, Illinois, Israel|0 Comments

A new collaborative venture between Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University brings together researchers and students in the field of nanotechnology through joint research and development projects, student exchange programs and research grants. Under the new partnership, two researchers from each university will receive post-doctoral fellowships supporting two years of research at the partner institution. [...]