Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of DOD Pilot Program To Bring High-Tech Innovation To The Marketplace

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Congress passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a provision to extend and enhance a Department of Defense (DOD) Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program based on key provisions from her legislation to help accelerate the commercialization of basic research. This provision authorizes military departments across […]

LSU doubles investment in tech transfer for faculty projects

LSU is adding another $2 million into the LSU Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2 fund, which provides grants to faculty members on a competitive basis twice a year, to validate the market potential of their inventions. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the measure on Friday. “LSU faculty conduct research that has important […]

New York State invests $50M in Innovation Venture Capital Fund

Program Purpose The New York State Innovation Venture Capital (NYSIVC) Fund is a seed stage and early stage venture capital fund with up to $50 million to support and attract new high-growth businesses. The NYSIVC Fund will provide critical funding to promote the commercialization of new technologies, incentivize economic growth and encourage job creation across […]

Six Northeast Ohio Tech Startups Win $375,000 in Innovation Fund Awards

A wound healing business from Fairlawn, an Akron-based drone designer and manufacturer, and a Cleveland startup using the power of collective intelligence in a chat app are among the six technology companies to receive funding from the Innovation Fund. The awards, totaling $375,000, should help these fledgling companies validate their new technologies and prove their […]

Venture Capital Is Looking for Ways to Outrun the Herd

Eric Rosenfeld received a curious email this year explaining that he had been chosen to join a group called Future Founders. “The email came out of the blue,” said Mr. Rosenfeld, who is vice president for engineering in the San Francisco office of Spongecell. “I did some research to make sure it was legitimate.” Mr. […]

STC.UNM: STC.UNM’s Co-Investment Fund Invests $89,000 in EcoPesticides

Capital is the lifeblood of early stage companies. Thanks to the STC.UNM STC Co-Investment Fund, EcoPesticides International has just received a significant infusion. STC has invested $89,000 in the Albuquerque-based startup company that has licensed University of New Mexico UNM technology to make biologic-based “green” pesticides more effective in protecting against harmful pests while doing […]