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2006, 2019

IBM/Egypt: Changing the Startup Scene with Technology 

Egypt has one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world and the second largest after the UAE. It is also witnessing a strong entrepreneurship wave, driven by a domestic appetite for technological advancement. According to recent statistics, more than 73% of Egyptians think entrepreneurship is a good career [...]

1906, 2019

Imperial-TUM seed fund takes off 

The fund, backed equally by Imperial and Technical University of Munich as part of their ‘flagship partnership’, will seed early-stage research activity in healthcare haptics, battery storage, and ideas for a circular economy. The start-up funds will help researchers explore new ideas and directions of research to further their respective fields: Re-working wind By [...]

1806, 2019

Hopes for £100m venture capital fund to back university spin-outs 

A partnership of North East universities is looking to create a £100m venture capital fund that will be used to grow spin-outs from some of the region’s top minds. The Northern Accelerator was initially created to support spin-out businesses from the organisation’s partner universities - Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland. [...]

1806, 2019

Startups, UCSD Team Up on Tech-Heavy Hub

UC San Diego has struck a partnership with local startup group EvoNexus, hoping to funnel more of its students and alumni into Evo’s new incubator for startups working on financial technology, or “fintech.” EvoNexus, one of San Diego’s most popular and most competitive startup incubators, announced in April that it [...]

1806, 2019

Innovation, at Universities and in Industry 

Some thoughts this morning on universities and industry and their contributions to research – and for once, this isn’t going to be another long screed on drug research in particular. No, I’m particularly talking about what each of these brings to R&D in general, and about the places (both conceptual [...]

1206, 2019

Harvard’s Wyss Institute receives $131M gift from founder

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University last week said it received a donation of  $131 million, the latest gift from its founding entrepreneur and namesake, Hansjörg Wyss. Wyss Institute researchers have drawn on design principles from nature to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges [...]

1206, 2019

Texas Tech Accelerator to graduate first cohort, awards $175,000 to new class 

A Texas Tech University Innovation Hub program is giving a big boost to local startups. Seven developing business ventures have just been selected to participate in TTU Accelerator while five others are graduating from the one-year program. The Innovation Hub will host graduation presentations for the 2018-19 TTU Accelerator companies [...]

1206, 2019

I3 seed funding program awards grants to five research teams

Five interdisciplinary teams have been awarded seed funding to pursue innovative research projects. The recipients of the 2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards, known as I3 awards, were announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The program will award up to $50,000 to the following UO research [...]

1206, 2019

Your Startup just got funded, and now how do you scale your growth?-Forbes

In today’s digital landscape many companies have been successful in transitioning from the idea stage to raising funds from investors. It is often the next step in fulfilling the expectations of investors that causes the problem. There is a need to scale startups to the required user base or revenue [...]

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