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. [...]

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 [...]

17 04, 2019

Entrepreneurs capture funding, support in new venture competitions at Tufts UniversityNow

By |2019-04-17T17:02:31+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 16, 2019)—Five new ventures, including a noninvasive alternative to traditional methods of spay and neuter and a “hard” kombucha, took home top prizes at Tufts University’s annual entrepreneurship competitions: the 15th annual $100k New Ventures Competition and the Tufts Food and Entrepreneurship Competition. Twenty-six finalist teams, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff [...]

20 03, 2019

Harvard OTD launches Experts-in-Residence program

By |2019-03-20T09:37:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) has launched an Experts-in-Residence (XIR) program, creating a powerful new resource for Harvard faculty and researchers to accelerate startup formation and support the commercialization of University innovations. Initially, 28 XIRs have volunteered for the program. The XIRs include partners at venture capital firms, scientific entrepreneurs, R&D executives, and other respected experts on company [...]

14 03, 2019

Deerfield commits $100M to establish translational research alliance with Harvard 

By |2019-03-14T09:11:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|Massachusetts, Translational Research|0 Comments

Harvard University and Deerfield Management, a health care investment firm, have established a major strategic R&D alliance to speed the development and translation of biomedical and life-science innovations into transformative treatments that can improve life, health, and medical care. Through a newly launched company called Lab1636, Deerfield has committed $100 million in initial funding to [...]

5 03, 2019

$10M gift sparks new program that will develop leaders of innovative ventures 

By |2019-03-05T07:16:57+00:00March 5th, 2019|Foundation-support, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

Believing that today’s complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions and innovative, technology-based thinking, Thomas S. Roberts (MBA 1989) and his wife, Kristen, were intrigued by the idea of helping Harvard undergraduates with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship become future leaders of innovative ventures. So, the Roberts are excited to be supporting the Undergraduate Technology Innovation [...]

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 [...]

6 12, 2018

Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Rock Venture Capital Partners 

By |2018-12-06T08:43:19+00:00December 6th, 2018|Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) who are interested in entrepreneurship and looking to start new ventures are able to seek guidance and access expertise from various resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty experts in the field, 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and this year’s Venture Capital Partners, all based at the School’s Arthur Rock Center [...]

17 10, 2018

Two Northeastern startups named MassChallege Boston finalists, competing for $1.5M in cash prizes

By |2018-10-17T08:17:35+00:00October 17th, 2018|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Two startups founded by members of the Northeastern community have been named finalists in MassChallenge Boston, a global business accelerator program for companies in the early stages of development. Boston Materials produces strong carbon fiber composite materials that could be used to manufacture sports equipment, aircraft components, and other products to be lighter than ever but equally as [...]

8 06, 2018

Translational Research Program to help MIT researchers achieve real-world impact

By |2018-06-08T08:50:33+00:00June 8th, 2018|Massachusetts, Translational Research|0 Comments

The Tata Center for Technology and Design has launched a new Translational Research Program to identify and accelerate promising projects into scalable solutions with positive societal impact in the developing world. These solutions may be implemented through newly formed startups, licensing, or open source platforms. The program is being directed by Jason Prapas, who joined [...]