10 01, 2019

Washington State University announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards 

By |2019-01-10T08:44:08+00:00January 10th, 2019|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) is a program run by the Office of Research [...]

10 01, 2019

Bayer partners with U Washington gap funded treatment

By |2019-01-10T08:42:47+00:00January 10th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

A new licensing agreement will help farmers and veterinarians fight early-life diarrhea in dairy and beef cattle. Bayer Animal Health and ParaTheraTech (PTT) have signed a global agreement to advance new Cryptosporidiosis treatment options for these farm animals. Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on knowledge and intellectual property licensed by PTT from the [...]

10 01, 2019

Bayer partners with U Washington gap funded treatment

By |2019-01-10T08:40:28+00:00January 10th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

A new licensing agreement will help farmers and veterinarians fight early-life diarrhea in dairy and beef cattle. Bayer Animal Health and ParaTheraTech (PTT) have signed a global agreement to advance new Cryptosporidiosis treatment options for these farm animals. Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on knowledge and intellectual property licensed by PTT from the [...]

20 09, 2018

Washington State University startup receives research grant for affordable/easy-to-use microscope

By |2018-09-20T08:59:03+00:00September 20th, 2018|Translational Research, Washington|0 Comments

Klar Scientific, a startup company launched by Matthew McCluskey, a physicist at Washington State University, received a $740,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue the research and development of a new affordable and easy-to-use microscope. Klar Scientific designs and manufactures an innovative spectroscopic confocal optical profile [...]

22 11, 2017

CoMotion-funded Health tech startup spins out of Univ. of Washington, aims to make surgery more efficient with data science

By |2017-11-22T14:59:26+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Washington|0 Comments

The University of Washington added yet another startup to its growing list of spinouts Monday: Perimatics, a health technology company that offers data science-based software solutions for hospitals. The company was co-founded by Kalyani Velagapudi, a Microsoft vet and founder of Bellevue, Wash.,-based analytics and data consulting firm Winigent, and Bala Nair, a UW professor who invented the company’s Smart [...]

2 11, 2017

Amazon Catalyst program welcomed to Washington State University campus 

By |2017-11-02T12:58:15+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

Washington State University announces the launch of a collaborative program with Amazon titled Amazon Catalyst — a successful innovation grant program. Amazon will provide up to $300,000 to WSU to launch the initiative, providing funding and mentorship to support bold, globally impactful and disruptive projects proposed by members of the university community. The Amazon Catalyst program will [...]

19 07, 2017

U Washington Alexa Accelerator names 9 startups for inaugural Amazon and Techstars program

By |2017-07-19T12:27:57+00:00July 19th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Competition, Corporate, New Investments/Awards, Washington|0 Comments

The Alexa Accelerator, a new program that Amazon is running in partnership with Techstars, kicked off its first class on Monday. Nine startups from across the globe will spend the next three months in Seattle at the new Amazon Alexa Accelerator, which will support early-stage companies that are working on B2C and B2B technologies related to [...]

28 12, 2016

Here’s what’s next for The W Fund, an early-stage venture fund focused on university spin-outs

By |2016-12-28T11:36:46+00:00December 28th, 2016|Washington|0 Comments

Since The W Fund launched more than four years ago in Seattle, it has invested $20 million across 17 early-stage companies that spun out of the University of Washington and other research institutions across the state. Now, as the venture capital firm wraps up new investments from its first fund, what’s next? Linden Rhoads, the former [...]

18 03, 2016

Gap fund awards help WSU innovations make an impact 

By |2017-07-14T23:31:50+00:00March 18th, 2016|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

SEATTLE – Development of a universal flu vaccine, a treatment that could regenerate muscles and training to address racial bias are a few innovations that are one step closer to reaching the market thanks to the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) at Washington State University. Seven WSU faculty received support from the second round of CGF [...]

27 08, 2015

Washington State University lends helping hand through “valley of death” – Economic Development Site Economic Development Site

By |2015-08-27T10:04:23+00:00August 27th, 2015|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

For the second year, WSU is supporting researchers in moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace through the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF program provides financial assistance to advance technologies that are at the end stage of research, but require additional development before entering the marketplace. Gap funding is an important part of [...]