North Dakota investor Dakota Venture Group backs marketing-tech startup Buzz360

Eagan startup Buzz360 has closed on $385,000 in financing with backing from North Dakota investors, including a student-run venture fund. The marketing-technology company will put the capital toward ramping up sales and marketing of its software. Dakota Venture Group, a Grand Forks-based fund run by University of North Dakota students, led the equity component of […]

Ottawa, Quebec pitch in on $279M innovation fund – Business – CBC News

The federal government and Quebec’s provincial government have pledged to pitch in $1 for every $2 raised by the private sector to backstop an investment fund that’s supposed to target innovative companies in the province. Finance Minister Joe Oliver was in Montreal on Monday alongside his provincial counterpart Carlos Leitao to announce the government support […]

UTexas-San Antonio honors eight researchers at second annual Innovation Awards

UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Vice President for Research Mauli Agrawal and the UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation recognized eight UTSA faculty members yesterday at the university’s second annual Innovation Awards luncheon. The UTSA Innovation Awards program recognizes UTSA researchers who have contributed to the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by securing patents and/or commercial licenses to protect, develop and […]

Ireland: Technology’s path from academia to commercial world needs paving

Overcoming red tape. Low returns on state investment. Conflicts of interest between industry and academia. Sound familiar? Approximately 5 per cent of university-generated technologies in the US get licensed. Public universities are under pressure to improve this figure.But this poses its own problem: a crisis of identity. Just how commercially driven should any university be? […]