UK Tech-out Fund (TSF) Announces Up To £1M Loans to Spin-outs

Local Partnerships has launched a fund to provide public sector spin-outs with access to loans to invest in technology to improve health and social care services. The loans, which will range in value from £250,000 to £1 million, will help spin-outs gain access to finance that they would otherwise be unavailable to them in the […]

Report challenges the role of public entities in innovation funding

Great example of what we are up against in securing continued innovation support from public entities. There is a natural, and understandable, tension in maintaining long-term commitment from sources that require tangible near-term, demonstrative impact for their supporters. It starts with shifting focus from a narrow, financial ROI mind-set to a larger discussion on community-building, […]

Life Sciences Discovery Fund Announces $1.25M In POC Awardes

SEATTLE, Washington, April 21, 2014 — Five for-profit and non-profit organizations in Washington will receive a total of $1.25 million in Proof of Concept grants to accelerate maturation of promising health-related technologies from ideas into commercial products, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) announced today. Also announced was a $300,000 Entrepreneur Mentoring Program grant to […]