UC to fund up to $150K in early-stage life science startups through primePC program

Startups created at the University of California can compete for funding during a first-of-its-kind UC competition. The university system will give one $150,000 award and three $50,000 awards to early-stage companies working on life sciences technology related to therapeutics, consumer health, medical devices and diagnostics, UC announced Tuesday. Companies — they must have founders or other members from any […]

Qatar National Research Fund unveils joint research initiative with British university partners

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has launched a joint research support programme in partnership with the UK Government’s Science & Innovation Network, The British Council, and UK Higher Education International Unit. The initiative entitled ‘Qatar/UK Research Networking Programme’ reflects QNRF’s commitment to promote collaboration with […]

Kentucky Grants $800,000 in State Income Tax Credits to Accelerator

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority today granted to UpTech Fund II, LLC $800,000 in state income tax credits, pursuant to the Kentucky Investment Fund Act. UpTech Fund II, the pre-seed fund connected with the UpTech, Inc. accelerator program in Covington, is in the process of raising a $2,000,000 fund to make investments in the […]

Université de Sherbrooke receives $33.5M from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund

Université de Sherbrooke today launched an ambitious project which reaffirms its position as a world leader in large research partnerships. A project that will undoubtedly be one of the great industrial revolutions of the 21st Century: From Quantum Science to Quantum Technologies. To propel this initiative, the Government of Canada has awarded a remarkable investment […]

Invest Georgia startup fund is showing signs of life

A long-stalled Georgia program that uses government dollars to attract venture funding for homegrown startup firms is showing signs of life. The Invest Georgia initiative, a favorite of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, this week selected an investment consultant to manage the $10 million in state funds flowing through its coffers. […]