UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses

A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF). In place since 2007, the UI Commercialization GAP Fund Program has been highly […]

Defining “Types” of University Tech and Start-up Gap Funding

The “gap” in gap funding refers to a vast shortage of capital and other commercialization support to identify, to evaluate, and to deliver research institution technology and start-ups to the marketplace. Defining this “gap” too broadly (e.g. “Valley of Death” or “between basic research and the market”) oversimplifies the complexities of the situation and clouds […]

Commentary: America’s Seed Fund is powering Texas innovation

Innovation is the critical ingredient to creating and growing a successful start-up, but innovation requires money – money that can be very hard to find, especially if your innovation is “high-risk/high-reward.” Wouldn’t it be great if a venture capitalist investor came to Texas, offering $2.5 billion seed investments in cutting edge technologies created by early […]

Ryerson University Partnership to Promote Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Ryerson University has formed a new collaboration with Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation , First Stone Venture Partners, and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network to promote research and technological innovation, and to attract and accelerate startups and advance economic development in Ontario regions. “PELA CFDC and the new Upper Canada Equity Fund is […]

Enterprise Ireland ranked third best venture capital fund in world for seed investment

Investors are ranked by the number of seed rounds since 2010. Executive director at Enterprise Ireland, Kevin Sherry, said that getting funding for start-up companies is a crucial function of EI. “A key focus for Enterprise Ireland is providing seed capital to start-up companies and we are delighted to have been ranked third among top […]

Israel ready to fund joint R&D investment fund

If the federal government does not grab the opportunity presented by Israel to set up a jointly funded research and development fund we will know all the talk out of Canberra about innovation is hollow rhetoric. Israel would welcome an R&D partnership fund. That was made clear to Chanticleer on Monday during an interview with […]