Washington State University lends helping hand through “valley of death” – Economic Development Site Economic Development Site

For the second year, WSU is supporting researchers in moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace through the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF program provides financial assistance to advance technologies that are at the end stage of research, but require additional development before entering the marketplace. Gap funding is an important part of […]

Syracuse Launches $150K Internal Research Grant Program to Support Scholarly Exploration

The University’s Office of Research has launched a new internal grant program to help support faculty research opportunities and advance collaborative scholarship. The program, announced Monday by Vice President for Research Gina Lee-Glauser, provides a total of $150,000 in funding for faculty to develop essential relationships; obtain foundational results to expand or sustain their research, […]

University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Seed Fund

The University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship has taken what stakeholders said is a natural next step as part of acting as the university’s hub for commercializing ideas into successful startups. The now four-year-old center has launched the Crews Center Catalyst (C3) Seed Fund, a source of funding meant to incentivize students and faculty […]

Is state VC funding becoming the name of the game in emerging economies?

The Indian government this week launched a much awaited venture capital (VC) fund. Dubbed the India Aspiration Fund, the 20 billion rupee fund (US$306-million) will operate as a fund-of-funds administered by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi). Life Insurance, India’s biggest insurance company, will be a co-investor in the fund, which will then […]

Graftworx gets $500K from Maryland Venture Fund

Bel Air-based medical device company Graftworx received $500,000 from the Maryland Venture Fund, the state announced. With the new funding, the company announced the hiring of Lilip Lau, who invented a coronary stent while at Guidant. Graftworx is developing a stent to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). The money will also be used to complete […]

Case Western student project-turned-tech startup surpasses $1M in funding

An idea that sprang from the minds of Case Western Reserve students frustrated with getting locked out of their dorm rooms is now a prominent name in the emerging technology startup culture in Northeast Ohio. On Aug. 19, Everykey Inc. announced that with the closing of its seed round of funding, the company has raised […]

Harvard offers a bridge for promising research with accelerator grants

A few years ago, Andrew Myers’ laboratory discovered a new way to synthesize an important class of antibiotics that one day could tackle the toughest, most resistant infections. “I knew we were onto something important,” said Myers, the Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, “but I couldn’t get federal funding to take the idea […]