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1005, 2018

University of Arizona McGuire New Venture program reaches across UA campus

The New Venture Development Program at the University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is mainly an academic exercise designed to give students the experience of moving an idea to a launch-ready venture. But real products and companies have emerged from the program, and they increasingly involve UA technologies as [...]

1005, 2018

University of Minnesota MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures graduate fellows announced

Eight graduate students who are working toward their master’s or doctoral degree from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS); the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM); and the School of Public Health (SPH) were recently awarded fellowships from Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) for the 2018-2019 school year. The [...]

905, 2018

New seed fund to advance commercialization at University of Utah

The Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization at the University of Utah announced a new funding program for early stage technology development and commercialization. The University of Utah Seed Fund will allocate up to $1 million to help university researchers develop promising technologies, enable commercialization and attract additional funding [...]

305, 2018

Oxford University’s newest start-up accelerator welcomes its first cohort 

The ten teams will be supported by the Foundry through the L.E.V8 programme for a six month period, ending in September 2018. The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) is a new entrepreneurship centre at the heart of Oxford University, an initiative led by Professor Peter Tufano, the Dean of Saïd Business School, [...]

305, 2018

AbbVie and Rice University establish K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator to advance oncology therapies

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Rice University today announced they have entered into a joint research collaboration to establish the K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator. The research at the Accelerator will focus on synthesizing novel cytotoxic agents for use in the fight against cancer. The collaboration will complement AbbVie's existing expertise [...]

305, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) establishes MIT-Azerbaijan Fund to support young entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem development in Azerbaijan

SOCAR AQS has signed theagreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the top universities in the world, for establishment of the MIT – Azerbaijan Fund. The MIT- Azerbaijan Fundwill support the new MIT–Azerbaijan Global Startup Labs initiative to be administered by the MIT International Science and Technology [...]

305, 2018

$115,000 funding awarded to Purdue researchers, advance innovations to commercialization

Four Purdue University researchers will share nearly $115,000 in funding from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their innovations and move life-changing technologies through the commercialization pipeline. Twice annually the Trask Innovation Fund awards funds through an endowed development program that assists faculty and staff whose discoveries are being commercialized through the Purdue [...]

305, 2018

Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference showcases disruptive innovations 

Following an extraordinary debut in 2016, this year’s Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, held April 19-20 at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center, attracted more than 600 participants, including 80 startup companies and more than 40 venture capitalists and industry advisers — all working together to drive innovation, [...]

2604, 2018

AstraZeneca and SKOLKOVO launched Startup Challenge 2018 acceleration program

AstraZeneca, an international biopharmaceutical company, and SKOLKOVO Foundation announced the launch of a joint acceleration program for projects in the area of oncology, cardiovascular, metabolic, kidney, respiratory, and autoimmune diseases. The scientific partners of acceleration program include National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and Siberian State Medical University. The goal of [...]

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