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 [...]

18 01, 2018

MIT Skoltech Program calls for seed fund proposals

By |2018-01-18T15:29:54+00:00January 18th, 2018|Massachusetts|0 Comments

After two successful rounds of seed grants, the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program is calling for a third round of proposals from MIT principal investigators from any of the Institute's schools, departments, laboratories, or centers. The call is open now through Jan. 26. The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program encourages both new applications and renewals. New [...]

7 12, 2017

Inside Boston University’s $20M Plan to Crank Out More Innovators

By |2017-12-07T14:35:13+00:00December 7th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Compared to the whole Boston entrepreneurial scene, Boston University admits it has fallen a little behind when it comes to fostering innovation among its community. So, the private university is launching a set of initiatives – which the school groups under the label “Innovate@BU” – to give its over 30,000 students more opportunities to engage in creative [...]

19 09, 2017

MIT’s $200M Venture Fund Invests In 7 Startups In Energy, Space And Smell

By |2017-09-19T12:33:46+00:00September 19th, 2017|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

MIT’s big money venture fund for “tough tech” has opened its doors — and has announced its initial seven investments in areas ranging from alternative energy to space communications. First announced in October 2016, The Engine Fund seeks to invest in research-heavy startups that are more technologically demanding, and thus riskier, than those backed by [...]

25 07, 2017

$500K Venture Capital Gift backs efforts to commercialize research projects at Cornell University 

By |2017-07-25T12:39:57+00:00July 25th, 2017|Foundation-support, Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The bridge taking Cornell’s budding inventors and entrepreneurs from the lab to the boardroom just got a whole lot sturdier, thanks to a gift from venture capital firm Kairos Ventures. The Los Angeles-based firm, which invests in and supports early stage technologies and discoveries from top universities, has made a commitment of $500,000 to the [...]

15 06, 2017

MIT Engine Funnels Millions Into On-Campus Startups

By |2017-06-15T08:57:00+00:00June 15th, 2017|Massachusetts|0 Comments

Universities are home to innovation and new technologies, but some of the big ideas coming out of school labs may never become a reality. Turning them into viable businesses requires money, patience, and investor appetite. But thanks to dozens of university venture capital funds that have cropped up in the United States in recent years, smart [...]

15 05, 2017

Harvard Innovation Lab awards $310,000 in prizes 

By |2017-05-15T08:16:56+00:00May 15th, 2017|Competition, Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Harvard Innovation Lab, a university-wide initiative that fosters student entrepreneurship, awarded $310,000 in prize money Tuesday night to winners of the sixth annual President’s Innovation Challenge, an interdisciplinary competition for students to develop solutions to pressing problems within the health and life sciences industry. According to Jodi Goldstein, managing director of Harvard Innovation Labs, [...]

9 05, 2017

Brandeis University Named National Science Foundation I-Corps Site to Fund Campus Discoveries

By |2017-07-14T20:59:22+00:00May 9th, 2017|*Fund Types, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Brandeis University today announced it has been awarded a $237,050 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) program. The grant will provide funding for innovative startups and technologies developed by Brandeis students, faculty and staff. Brandeis is one of only six new sites nationally designated by NSF. The University of Massachusetts [...]

27 04, 2017

State of Massachusetts Awards $455,000 in Clean Energy Grants to Massachusetts Cleantech Innovators

By |2017-04-27T07:42:34+00:00April 27th, 2017|Massachusetts, State or Government|0 Comments

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $455,000 in funding to seven early-stage researchers and companies developing innovative clean energy and water technologies across the Commonwealth. The funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst program, will support clean energy and water research in Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, and Somerville. The announcement was made by [...]

27 04, 2017

UMASS announces $200,000 in Tech Development awards

By |2017-04-27T07:40:30+00:00April 27th, 2017|Massachusetts|0 Comments

New technologies aimed at extending battery life, preventing bedsores and rapidly diagnosing a mutated gene that causes ALS could get closer to market thanks to $200,000 in seed funding announced today by University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan. Eight UMass faculty projects will receive $25,000 each via the Technology Development Fund, which helps bring cutting-edge [...]