Purdue startup receives funding to accelerate innovation to treat MS pain

The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has awarded Neuro Vigor a $20,000 “Black Award” to accelerate commercialization of its drug therapy for pain in multiple sclerosis. “This early stage award is the result of a very competitive process and recognizes Neuro Vigor’s progress to date and its potential as a future target for other investors with […]

Department of Commerce Announces $10 Million in Innovation Grants

Last August, the Department of Commerce announced it would be giving out $10 million in funding through its i6 Challenge program and Seed Fund Support Grants. Today, it unveiled the 25 awardees through the two programs — both part of the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies — designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions […]

Three Northeastern researchers are named Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund Winners

Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) has granted $360,000 to nine innovative projects across the Commonwealth. This program is funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and provides grants to university researchers to help them demonstrate the commercial viability of their technologies. Three of the Nine Organizations and researchers each receiving $40,000 in funding under the MA […]

Bridging the gap: University of Texas Medical Branch technology commercialization program funds four promising technologies

UTMB researchers are making invaluable discoveries. However, how do the researchers get their breakthroughs out of the laboratory and into the marketplace? One of UTMB’s goals is to support its researchers and promote technology transfer and commercialization of their research discoveries. Under the direction of Dr. David L. Callender, president of UTMB, the Office of […]

King’s College, Arizona State and New South Wales team up for global alliance, seed fund

International collaboration in the higher education sector has increased rapidly over the past decade. Recent figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development show that between 2003 and 2012 the US saw a 33 per cent increase in the percentage of scientific documents produced through international collaboration, while more than 45 per cent of all […]

CIT sets Charlottesville area up as fastest growing for startup investment in U.S.

The Charlottesville area has been the country’s fastest-growing market for venture capital investment since 2010, according to a national report. The number of companies receiving venture capital funding, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association, increased roughly 55 percent annually from 2010 to 2015, the highest growth rate of any market in […]

MIT MISTI Global Seed Funds winners announced

Since 2008, the Global Seed Funds Program (GSF) has funded more than 530 faculty-led projects in over 70 countries. From engineering medical diagnostic devices in Mexico to exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Israel to building the framework for a self-sustaining community of electricity prosumers in Italy, GSF funds projects that confront worldwide […]

Imperial Innovations mines rich seam of UK university research

Research from the cream of British universities is proving to be a fertile hunting ground for Imperial Innovations (LON:IVO). Imperial found its roots in 1986 as the technology transfer office of Imperial College London (ICL), linking up promising projects with business gurus who could make them profitable. The company, which became a wholly owned subsidiary […]