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3011, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests in regenerative medicine company Vascugen

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has invested in Vascugen Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Vascugen is focused on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by [...]

3011, 2018

University of Calgary announces new Life Sciences Innovation Hub 

To further reinforce our commitment to establishing University Research Park as a catalyst in driving innovation and economic diversification, the University of Calgary is purchasing the Shell Technology Centre Calgary (STCC). The former STCC will be converted into the new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at UCalgary in early 2019. “As [...]

1411, 2018

Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University launch joint nanoscience program

A new collaborative venture between Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University brings together researchers and students in the field of nanotechnology through joint research and development projects, student exchange programs and research grants. Under the new partnership, two researchers from each university will receive post-doctoral fellowships supporting two years of [...]

1411, 2018

U Arizona-focused venture fund invests in alum’s job-matching company 

A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona spinoffs has announced its fourth investment since its founding last year, backing a Phoenix-based startup with an online platform to help hotels and restaurants quickly find temporary workers. UA Venture Capital Fund LLC participated in funding a seed round of growth capital [...]

1411, 2018

Boeing promises Iowa State $6 million for engineering, innovation | The Gazette

The Chicago-based Boeing Company — known worldwide for designing, making, and selling airplanes, rockets, and missiles — has committed $6 million to Iowa State University in hopes of enhancing the educational experience for its students, especially those eyeing engineering paths. A large chunk of the Boeing gift will support construction [...]

1311, 2018

Oregon offers tax credit on gifts to venture development fund

C. elegans is a transparent, 1 millimeter worm that shares many of the same genes and molecular pathways as humans. Its average lifespan, however, is considerably shorter — two weeks. For Eugene-based NemaMetrix, this tiny worm has led to some big discoveries. Today the biotechnology firm helps scientists around the [...]

1311, 2018

Alumni to support WVU start-up and entrepreneurship efforts 

John Chambers, a West Virginia native and West Virginia University alumni, was announced last week as a major supporter behind WVU's efforts to promote entrepreneurship and business growth in the state. Along with his knowledge, Chambers will share substantial financial resources with the university, which has renamed their College of Business and [...]

1211, 2018

Maryland launches training program to attract Israeli health startups 

Maryland has launched a new pilot training program designed to help Israeli health startups expand their companies to the state. MarketReach America will bring 15 to 20 companies in the medical device and digital health sectors from Israel to Maryland for two weeks of training in May of next year. [...]

1211, 2018

The University of Queensland’s ilab smashes $56 million investment in startups –

The University of Queensland (UQ) has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million. UQ offers a range of hands-on programs, including its Germinate accelerator, that give budding founders the skills, connections [...]

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