9 05, 2019

Pitt Researchers Share Technology Transfer Expertise with Grant Funding

By |2019-05-09T08:38:51+00:00May 9th, 2019|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

As researchers work to develop innovations to help people with disabilities, the result is often publications and patents, but not assistive technologies for those who need them most. Dr. Jon Pearlman, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology(RST) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Dr. Mary Goldberg, assistant professor, will [...]

27 02, 2019

Three Penn State University research projects receive funding via College of Engineering ENGINE grants

By |2019-02-27T09:30:40+00:00February 27th, 2019|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The Penn State College of Engineering recently selected three projects for funding through its Engineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant program. Now in its fifth year, ENGINE grants provide financial support to transition early-stage research results through a proof-of-concept phase, with the ultimate objective of forming a start-up company or licensing the technology to [...]

10 01, 2019

New Penn State innovation hub ready to help accelerate opportunities

By |2019-01-10T08:32:46+00:00January 10th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Those at Penn State New Kensington and in the surrounding Alle-Kiski Valley community are invited to explore their ideas at the upcoming 10-week Corner Launchbox Opportunity Accelerator course to be held at the campus’ innovation hub, The Corner, in February through mid-April. “The accelerator is designed for entrepreneurs to challenge their own assumptions in order to get you closer [...]

30 11, 2018

Ben Franklin Tech Partners names latest funding recipients

By |2018-11-30T09:46:02+00:00November 30th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania said its board of directors approved the investment of $486,250 in support of regional economic development for both established manufacturers and early-stage technology firms. Ben Franklin is a nonprofit based at TechVentures at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus in Bethlehem. The organization helps startups find funding, establish incubator space, [...]

12 11, 2018

Penn cell therapy spinoff Cabaletta Bio of Radnor raises $38 million 

By |2018-11-12T10:18:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Cabaletta Bio Inc., a biopharmaceutical startup spun out of the University of Pennsylvania, has raised $38 million in an equity financing and signed an exclusive license agreement with Penn related to T cell therapy. In addition, the Radnor-based company has entered into two multiyear sponsored research agreements with Penn for the discovery and development of [...]

12 11, 2018

PPL Foundation supports Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch innovation hub

By |2018-11-12T10:10:23+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The PPL Foundation has selected Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch program, part of President Eric J. Barron’s Commonwealth-wide Invent Penn State entrepreneurship initiative, for funding. The sustaining grant proposal submitted by campus personnel was awarded funding in the amount of $2,500. Established in May 2016, LionLaunch is a community-based entrepreneurship program that provides funding and mentorship [...]

12 10, 2018

Keiretsu founder plans to push Philly angels for a new start-up pitch event

By |2018-10-12T09:59:19+00:00October 12th, 2018|Angel, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

In Philadelphia, where finding a start-up investor is as tough as finding a Cowboys fan — or at least one who will admit it openly — the Angel Capital Expo could be considered an entrepreneur's dream come true. The annual event by Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic brings together the private-equity community with entrepreneurs looking for funding — [...]

25 09, 2018

Penn State’s Lab Bench to Commercialization 2018–19 grant recipients announced 

By |2018-09-25T10:46:14+00:00September 25th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Translational Research|0 Comments

With support from Invent Penn State, the Penn State Research Foundation, and the University's Fund for Innovation, the competitive Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) program provides funding for researchers in the Eberly College of Science — enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing research and prepare them to translate their intellectual property [...]

11 09, 2018

Twelve Academic Technologies Selected for Science Center Proof-of-Concept Program

By |2018-09-11T08:15:27+00:00September 11th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center's QED Program. QED is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and product commercialization. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Penn State College [...]

3 08, 2018

Pitt Marks Another Record-breaking Year in Innovation 

By |2018-08-03T08:56:36+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

A disposable surgical retractor system that decreases time in the operating room. An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning that removes potentially deadly CO from the blood more effectively than current hyperbaric treatment. An augmented-reality patient simulator that enables health care trainees to practice and perfect clinical skills safely and on-demand. These and 20 other innovative and impactful discoveries — all developed [...]