TEDCO reaches ‘dramatic crossroads,’ taking on 5 times more venture responsibility

Maryland Technology Development Corp.’s new board chair, Newt Fowler, is stepping in as the investment agency’s responsibility grows five-fold. TEDCO this year will take over disparate investment programs from Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development, most notably the state’s Maryland Venture Fund. All told, the shift will put an additional $100 million under TEDCO’s […]

€1.67bn EU fund for researchers set aside for 2016, open to world

Within the new series of competitions set out by the ERC starting today, the call begins for Starting Grants 2016, which has a budget of €485m and is open to researchers with between two and seven years of experience since completion of PhD and what the ERC are calling a “promising scientific track record”. Other […]

Top 15 Corporate Venture Funds

The shift from fully integrated pharmaceutical companies (FIPCOs) to virtually integrated pharma companies (VIPCOs) has made biopharmas more reliant on external R&D. Often, that external R&D comes from startups nurtured through the venture funds of biopharma giants. This year’s List offers three significant changes since last year’s ranking of corporate venture funds. One is the […]

Newark Is Tapped for Tech Venture Fund, Accelerator

An early-stage venture fund, targeted at $50 million, and a new accelerator are coming to Newark to create a substantial technology industry. Newark Venture Partners and its sister entity, Newark Venture Accelerator, expect to start accepting startups in October; the fund’s founder is Don Katz, who also is founder and chief executive of Audible.com, an […]

Macomb Community College Innovation Fund announces $275,000 in inaugural awards to five Detroit-area technology-focused startups

The Innovation Fund is a $2.7 million effort to stimulate economic development and job growth among promising Detroit-area entrepreneurs and next-stage businesses with high growth potential. Awards of $25,000 will be distributed to start-up businesses to assist with market introduction and awards up to $100,000 will be given to advance the progress of emerging companies […]

Duke’s MURDOCK Study offers $100K in seed funding to scientists at NC Research Campus

Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will invest up to $100,000 in the coming year to fund scientific discoveries at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The MURDOCK Study-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program will provide up to 10 vouchers worth $10,000 each to qualifying Research Campus investigators from any institution on the campus. Duke manages the […]