New Seed Fund to Speed UVA Innovation and Research to the Market

Starting in 2016, the University of Virginia will be propelling entrepreneurship into the market like never before. The University’s new Seed Fund will deploy $10 million over 10 years to help commercialize UVA technologies and opportunities. “UVA’s research enterprise helps drive the economy locally, nationally and globally, while producing discoveries that lead to new technologies, […]

Research Funding: UChicago’s Big Ideas Generator Funds Moonshot Projects | Chicago Inno

University of Chicago neuroscience researchers had a bit of a crazy idea. In their previous work they found evidence that the formation of the myelin sheath, which facilitates rapid nerve conduction, might originate elsewhere in the cell than scientists currently believe. A discovery such as this would fundamentally change our understanding of the structure of […]

KAUST, ICD, Anfaal Capital to form venture capital fund

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), in collaboration with Anfaal Capital, agreed to establish a Saudi Arabia-focused venture capital fund last Monday. The joint initiative aims to promote and […]

Invent Penn State: Power of partnerships in innovation

Earlier this year, Penn State President Eric Barron unveiled Invent Penn State, an initiative to spur economic development in Pennsylvania, propelling Happy Valley into a hub for innovation. This is an audacious goal, and the announcement has created significant activity and a groundswell of optimism from those eager to get involved. Invent Penn State is […]

Announcing Release of Mind the Gap 2015 Report

The innovation system that transitions breakthroughs in research from the lab into the marketplace is constrained by the lack of available early stage capital and developmental support. This “gap” extends from where the government funding of basic research ends to where existing companies or investors are willing to accept the risk to commercialize or invest […]