University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

803, 2019

Pilot Funding to Help Advance Translational Research 

“Our partnership with Washington University creates opportunities for MU faculty to compete for funding in many ways, including the Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Program,” said Jerry Parker, PhD, associate dean for research. “The Pilot Awards help faculty gather preliminary data for larger applications, so they are an important component [...]

803, 2019

Recursion and Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization to Jointly Launch Incubator

Recursion and the University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the launch, programming, and management of an incubator for life science and technology startups. The incubator will be located in Recursion’s former Research Park offices, and the company will sponsor the space [...]

803, 2019

Maryland TEDCO Generates $1.6 Billion in Economic Benefits to the State of Maryland and Supports 7,746 Maryland Jobs

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Maryland's economic engine for technology companies, announced today the findings of an independent economic impact study detailing the economic development contributions of TEDCO's five core programs to the state of Maryland. Conducted by Richard Clinch of the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute and Mitch Horowitz of TEConomy Partners (JFI-TEConomy), the study found [...]

803, 2019

CIT GAP Funds Named Virginia’s Most Active Investor

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that CIT GAP Funds has been named Virginia’s most active investor by CB Insights, developer of a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships, and news mentions to predict future technology trends. CIT [...]

503, 2019

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

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 [...]

2702, 2019

Industry and University Collaborations: How Partnerships Drive Innovation

Recent development in industry and university collaborations have proven themselves a worthwhile investment for both industry leaders and universities. Take the Clemson University bioengineering students for instance. While traveling abroad in Tanzania, the students assessed the medical device needs in that particular area for the university’s Developing World Biomedical Device [...]

2702, 2019

Maryland ‘TEDCO 2.0’ comes into focus 

TEDCO made a series of promotions and hiring moves as the state’s quasi-public organization backing early-stage companies looks to rework the programs it offers to help entrepreneurs. The latest announcement hones in on themes that recently-hired CEO George Davis touched on in announcing “TEDCO 2.0” at the organization’s Entrepreneur Expo in Baltimore last fall. Davis, [...]

2702, 2019

University of Michigan to invest up to $20 million in four of its startups

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan will make a $2.75 million initial investment into four U-M startups with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds. The U-M Board of Regents approved the investments Thursday through the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative. The MINTS fund, which [...]

2502, 2019

Tulane, LSU Health select New Orleans BioInnovation Center as statewide partner for biomedical technology accelerator program

Tulane University and LSU Health New Orleans have selected the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) as the statewide implementation partner for a newly launched initiative to augment business development efforts and accelerate the commercialization of life science research from university labs to biotechnology startups in the region and to existing companies around [...]

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