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2709, 2019

WSU MTRAC for Advanced Computing Innovation Hub Promotes High-Tech, Early-Stage Projects in Michigan

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing Technologies at Wayne State University is bringing digital and computing technologies closer to commercialization. Funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and run by the Wayne State University Technology Commercialization Office, the hub will review applications for projects addressing future [...]

2709, 2019

Barilla’s Investment Arm Launches Startup Accelerator Program 

Applications are now open for Barilla’s new accelerator program for startups with sustainable food products and processes. The Italian CPG company’s venture arm, BLU1877, announced this week the launch of Good Food Makers, an eight-week program it is running in collaboration with San Mateo, CA-based food incubator KitchenTown. Startups chosen for the [...]

2709, 2019

UW startup, Velocity, holding pitch competition in Toronto 

The University of Waterloo's flagship startup entrepreneurship program, Velocity, is bringing its pitch competition to Toronto. The competition, which showcases 10 Canadian startups poised to advance the innovation economy, will be held on Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto [...]

2709, 2019

UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in [...]

2709, 2019

NMSU-based NM FAST program awarded fifth year of funding 

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, was one of just 24 universities and organizations nationwide to receive a FAST grant this year from the U.S. Small Business Administration. NM FAST, which will be entering its fifth year of programming, [...]

2709, 2019

Partners HealthCare’s investment strategy that led to $154M commercial, investment income in 2018

Partners HealthCare is a global leader in healthcare research and development, with an immense capacity for innovation. Partners HealthCare Innovation is the system's business development arm that commercializes the insights and discoveries of researchers and clinicians at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and [...]

2709, 2019

Boosting University research funding in the UK

Chris Skidmore MP is Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. He is currently the MP for Kingswood, South Gloucestershire and is the current Vice-Chairman of the Conservative party for policy in 2018. He announced that University research was set to receive [...]

2709, 2019

University’s Breakthrough-Lab supports student ventures

For eight weeks over the summer, student entrepreneurs gathered in the workspaces and lecture halls of the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center For Entrepreneurship to work on venture projects through the Breakthrough-Lab program. B-Lab — a summer program that supports students’ entrepreneurial projects — will close out its fifth annual [...]

2709, 2019

University of California and Blackstone to expand LaunchPad 

The University of California is expanding an entrepreneurial guidance program to almost all of its campuses through a $5 million corporate partnership. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s LaunchPad program, which brings startup incubator Techstars’ global network of business mentors to students, will soon be available at all universities in the system except [...]

2709, 2019

University of Washington and Microsoft Research POC project Develops DNA Storage

It may seem far-fetched, but computer scientists and research groups have worked for years to discover if it is possible to store data on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Now, Microsoft Research (MR) and the University of Washington (UW) have achieved just that, and the implications of their success could be far-reaching. Clinical pathologists are increasingly performing genetic DNA sequencing in [...]

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