U.S. Commerce Secretary Announces $10 Million in Grants to Advance Innovation Across America

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants. The Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program, which is being run by the Department’s Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), is a new initiative designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in […]

Albany Medical Center to receive $520,000 for biomedical accelerator, seed fund

Albany Medical Center will receive more than $520,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support biomedical research and commercialization of new medical products and technologies. In a statement, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the hospital will receive $399,585 for its biomedical acceleration and commercialization center, which is expected […]

Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund award $954,000 to MS test, cancer treatment

The state’s technology investment agency has invested nearly $1 million into a pair of university-based biotechnology research projects, including one at Yale, in an effort to speed their commercialization. Officials with Connecticut Innovations said Tuesday that the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF), which the agency manages, awarded $954,000 to the projects following a competitive review […]

Celgene, Eli Lilly to back $150M fund alongside NYC to invest in biotech

An unusual public-private venture capital fund targeting the biosciences is launching in New York with $150 million to deploy, three times the original goal. The Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative (a refreshingly literal name for tech investment funds) combines $10 million of New York City money with $140 million from the Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), […]

Purdue Krannert students realize returns through startup venture fund

Purdue University students are acquiring real-world business experience by performing due diligence on startups applying for funding from the Emerging Innovations Fund, an evergreen fund created to accelerate the commercialization of Purdue’s early-stage innovations. The Krannert School of Management’s “Student Managed Venture Fund” course challenges students to complete reports on startups founded on Purdue innovations […]

NJHF commits additional $1 million to fund research and innovation grants in N.J.

The New Jersey Health Foundation, a New Brunswick-based nonprofit that funds health research and innovation, on Monday announced a new $1 million funding round, $500,000 of which will fund a new collaboration with Newark-based Nicholson Foundation to help researchers commercialize their ideas. Jim M. Golubieski, foundation president,  said the new Innovation Grants program will provide […]

New grants to help UCF, Canvs launch $5M seed fund – Orlando Sentinel

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited campus in person to unveil the new matching grants: $500,000 from the i6 Challenge program and just under $250,000 from the Regional Innovation Strategies Program. Pritzker said UCF is one of two universities in the U.S. receiving grants from both programs, because it has programs to support new […]

MassDevelopment issued a $175000 revolving bridge loan from the Emerging Technology Fund

MassDevelopment issued a $175,000 revolving bridge loan from the Emerging Technology Fund to Dynamo Micropower Corporation. Dynamo Micropower Corporation is a privately-held developer and manufacturer of fuel-flexible micro-turbine based power generation systems for the oil and gas industry, located in Somerville, Massachusetts.Dynamo has developed a scalable 15-75kW flexible-fuel, portable micro-turbine platform that meets the power […]