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1304, 2018

LA-based venture fund to support Purdue research, technologies, startups 

Los Angeles-based Kairos Ventures and Purdue Research Foundation today announced a partnership to bring substantial venture funding support to Purdue University research, technologies and startups with high commercial potential. The collaboration provides additional leverage for Purdue’s startup ecosystem and supports investments in companies commercializing Purdue’s intellectual property. “The Kairos partnership [...]

1304, 2018

European collaborations fuelled by Imperial seed fund

Data privacy, particle physics and cancer prevention are some of the projects that have received a funding boost to strengthen European collaboration. The European Partners Fund, awarded by Imperial College London, provides up to £100,000 per year for seed funds and travel grants for Imperial academics to initiate and pursue [...]

504, 2018

University of Pittsburgh opens Big Idea Center as hub for innovation

On the 10th anniversary of Pitt’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition, the university’s Innovation Institute announced the formation of The Big Idea Center. The Center will gather several existing University programs including the Randall Family competition, Blast Furnace and a series of “student blitzes.” Blast Furnace considers itself a “student [...]

304, 2018

Michigan State’s AgBio Innovation Hub awards over $715K

The Michigan State University MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub has invested in advancing technologies that will make an impact on the commercial market in agriculture, food packing, biotechnology, natural resources and animal health. Thirteen research technologies were awarded a total of over $715,000 in funding from the MTRAC hub, which stands [...]

2303, 2018

Oregon State U robotics spinoff lands $8M in financing 

An Oregon State University spinoff company that is developing two-legged robots for a variety of applications has raised $8 million in new investment funding. Albany-based Agility Robotics announced Thursday that it had completed a Series A round of financing led by Playground Global, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund. Other [...]

2303, 2018

USTAR announces latest round of awards to university researchers

The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative announced the selection of eight University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) awards. “These projects are a testament to Utah’s innovative spirit,” said Ivy Estabrooke, Ph.D., USTAR executive director. “We received strong applications and these awardees represent projects with high potential to make significant impact [...]

2303, 2018

Singapore needs to push its startups beyond seed funding

Despite seed and series A capital abundance, there’s not much series B and C funding enabling startups to scale up. Whilst Singapore has been consistently hailed as one of the most startup-friendly countries due to prime business conditions and attractive incentives packages, the unavailability of second-stage level funding poses a problem for [...]

2303, 2018

Idea Fund La Crosse WI makes first startup investment 

The Idea Fund of La Crosse has made its first investment, as the lead in a $450,000 seed round for Madison-based startup Curate Solutions Inc. Horne Curate is a Software-as-a-Service company that uses artificial intelligence to identify and flag early information about construction projects. It is marketed to business development professionals working at [...]

2303, 2018

Iowa Startup Accelerator and NewBoCo announce incoming startup teams 

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is a nonprofit with the mission to accelerate world-changing ideas from Iowa, and to create impactful startup businesses that grow through its Iowa Startup Accelerator program. Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that matches tech-based startups with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed [...]

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