Michigan eLab invests in biotech startup for cancer research

Michigan eLab LLC, a venture capital firm founded in Ann Arbor last year by three veterans of Silicon Valley, has made its first local investment in Akadeum Life Sciences LLC, a startup that hopes to make it easier, cheaper and faster to prepare tissue, water or food samples for testing. Michigan eLab invested $150,000 in the […]

University of Albany starts $500K seed fund to help researchers apply for federal funds

The University at Albany is establishing a $500,000 fund to give its researchers seed funding so they can be more competitive in federal funding applications. The fund is part of UAlbany President Robert Jones’ strategy to nearly triple the amount of research expenditures at the public university. Researchers at UAlbany have until the end of […]

Wichita State University Ventures announces winners of $100K in innovation funding

WSU Ventures at Wichita State University has awarded seven innovators with more than $100,000 in funding through the Competitive Innovation Accelerator Shock Tank competition. The projects receiving funding expect to add a combined 90-plus jobs to the Kansas economy by 2018. Winners are: ABI Chemicals’ Peelable Maskant System led by James Havers-Strong: $20,000 Advance Guard […]

€85m VC fund to support Irish life sciences sector

Enterprise Ireland has invested €15m in a new life sciences venture capital fund that has the potential to create 1,000 Irish jobs. Ireland’s largest life science venture capital fund, Fountain Healthcare Partners yesterday announced the initial closing of an €85m fund — the second such fund it has raised. The Department of Jobs, through Enterprise […]

University of Chicago Innovation Fund Awards $400,000 to 4 Startups

Four startups affiliated with the University of Chicago received part of a $400,000 investment from the UChicago Innovation Fund, a five-year-old initiative managed by the Chicago Innovation Exchange that invests in promising early stage projects run by university students, staff and faculty. Since 2010 the fund has invested more than $2.5 million in more than 30 projects. […]

Infosys beefs up innovation fund to $500 mn

Infosys will expand its ‘Innovation Fund’ five times to $500 million to provide financing to start-ups and new technologies like artificial intelligence. “I am very excited that our board has approved expanding our start-up funding firm from $100 million to $500 million and we will dedicate a part of that investing in India,” Infosys CEO […]

MIT-Israel-BGU Seed Fund Approves Five Projects

The MIT-Israel-BGU Seed Fund recently approved several joint research proposals for funding, supporting new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at Ben Gurion University. The grants extend over the period between January 2015-August 2016. Some of the approved proposals include “Self-Sustained Agriculture Based on Marginal Water,” “Improving the Delivery of […]

Dartmouth alumni close $1 million for Launch Angels-supported Green D Founders Fund

The Green D Fund, the Dartmouth alumni-focused venture fund, announced today that it has closed the first $1 million of its initial Green D Founders Fund. The alumni venture-focused fund is being advised by Boston-based Launch Angels, and is one of its first college-focused angel funds to close its initial fund-raising. The fund will invest […]

York University invites next phase of the Academic Innovation Fund

Do you have a great idea or concept for how to expand and advance York University’s priorities in eLearning, experiential education (EE) and enhancing the first-year experience? Why not consider putting your ideas into action by developing a project submission for consideration as part of phase two of York University’s highly successful Academic Innovation Fund […]