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12 06, 2019

Harvard’s Wyss Institute receives $131M gift from founder

By |2019-06-12T08:12:43+00:00June 12th, 2019|Massachusetts|0 Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University last week said it received a donation of  $131 million, the latest gift from its founding entrepreneur and namesake, Hansjörg Wyss. Wyss Institute researchers have drawn on design principles from nature to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges in healthcare and the environment. [...]

12 06, 2019

Texas Tech Accelerator to graduate first cohort, awards $175,000 to new class 

By |2019-06-12T08:11:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|Texas|0 Comments

A Texas Tech University Innovation Hub program is giving a big boost to local startups. Seven developing business ventures have just been selected to participate in TTU Accelerator while five others are graduating from the one-year program. The Innovation Hub will host graduation presentations for the 2018-19 TTU Accelerator companies and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for [...]

12 06, 2019

I3 seed funding program awards grants to five research teams

By |2019-06-12T08:09:38+00:00June 12th, 2019|Oregon, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Five interdisciplinary teams have been awarded seed funding to pursue innovative research projects. The recipients of the 2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards, known as I3 awards, were announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The program will award up to $50,000 to the following UO research teams: Heidi Kaufman, English, with [...]

12 06, 2019

Innovation Research Center seeks R&D grant applications 

By |2019-06-12T08:06:37+00:00June 12th, 2019|New Hampshire|0 Comments

The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center is seeking applications from New Hampshire companies looking to conduct research with New Hampshire-based colleges and universities, including the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College. The grants support projects under development in the private sector. Projects vary from proof-of-concept to a substantial product or process design. Applications are [...]

12 06, 2019

OSU delegates share future bioscience innovations with leaders

By |2019-06-12T08:03:27+00:00June 12th, 2019|Oklahoma|0 Comments

Three Oklahoma State University researchers this week have been connecting face-to-face with some of the world’s top bioscience companies during the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. As part of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s branded Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBio) delegation, the three OSU-based delegates have been making the most of their meetings with top [...]

12 06, 2019

‘Game-changer’: Opening of UAH’s Invention to Innovation Center marks ‘new era’ in Huntsville

By |2019-06-12T08:02:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

The good news just keeps coming for Alabama’s tech industry. On Monday morning, elected officials, education leaders and business juggernauts attended a packed ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Invention to Innovation Center (I²C) on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The I²C is a regional initiative designed to foster, promote and accelerate [...]

11 06, 2019

U Virginia Darden School Announces Ventures Selected for 20th Annual Summer Incubator Program

By |2019-06-11T10:48:46+00:00June 11th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Virginia|0 Comments

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed 20 venture teams to the 2019 i.Lab Incubator program, which has been in operation for 20 years. This year’s companies are developing products and services ranging from French crepes to designer Italian clothing to virtual reality exoskeletons. The cohort includes 13 ventures founded by UVA students, representing six schools including [...]

11 06, 2019

UVA LVG Venture Fund participates in a  $15.9M round for prescription decision support startup 

By |2019-06-11T10:47:36+00:00June 11th, 2019|New Investments/Awards, Virginia|0 Comments

RxRevu, a Denver, Colorado-based company focused on prescription decision support, has wrapped up a $15.9 million Series A funding round. Colorado-based health system UCHealth led the round. Participation also came from the University of Virginia LVG Venture Fund, Presbyterian Healthcare Services (NM), Inception Health/Froedtert Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, UnityPoint Health, JAZZ Venture Partners and other existing investors. Founded in [...]

6 06, 2019

Four startups advance through investments totaling $80,000 from Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund 

By |2019-06-06T09:34:19+00:00June 6th, 2019|Indiana|0 Comments

Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced that it has awarded a total of $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The four startups, representing sectors from cybersecurity to agriculture, were selected to receive tier-one “Black Award” investments of $20,000 each. The startups are Covert Defenses, BDYWR, Rogo Ag LLC and C2 Medical Robotics Inc. Covert Defenses [...]

6 06, 2019

3 TMCx companies have raised funds while completing the Houston accelerator

By |2019-06-06T09:33:06+00:00June 6th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

According to the CDCThe Texas Medical Center's accelerator program is wrapping up its Digital Health cohort this week with the culmination of its TMCx Demo Day, and, while all of the companies have something to celebrate, three have announced that they are leaving the program with fresh funds. Meru, Roundtrip, and Sani Nudge have raised over $10 million between the [...]