University of Massachusetts announces $215,000 in Tech Development Awards

President Marty Meehan today announced $215,000 in funding for a program that over the past 13 years has seen UMass invest $2,355,000 in faculty R&D projects, leading to $15 million in follow-on investment, generating numerous commercial licenses and patents and resulting in startup companies locating in Massachusetts. “With these awards, we are investing in today […]

Off to great start-ups: Rowan gives $200K

Rowan University senior Nicholas Dennis and graduate Melissa Schipke have different ideas for increasing community engagement, but they share the same dream of building early-stage startups. With help from the Rowan University Innovation Venture Fund, the two will be able to do just that. The fund — dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs build fledgling businesses into viable operations that […]

Northwestern Student Startups Get Access To $14M in New Funds

Northwestern just announced two funds that will infuse some serious cash into commercializing university technology, and supporting student startups. On Thursday, the university announced the $10 million N.XT Fund, which will invest in early-stage innovations based on Northwestern technologies, and the $4 million NUSeeds Fund, which will support student startups out of the university. The […]

Yale Endowment’s Venture Funds Hit Home Run

Yale’s aggressiveness in allocations to venture funds as a larger share of endowment investment portfolio appears to be paying off with returns from such companies as Uber and Airbnb. Over the past 20 years, this portfolio has earned 92.7% per annum and an 18% annualized return over the past 10 years. ————————- Yale University provided […]

Dr. Mao receives UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund grant 

Dr. Liang Mao just received a UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund 2016 grant for his new project “Developing temporally comparable high resolution rurality maps for social and health sciences”. The project will run from September 2016 to August 2017. Dr. Mao will investigate the concept of ‘rurality’ has been widely used by policy makers and governments at […]

Unispectral Closes $7.5M Series A Funding, backed by Tel Aviv University

Unispectral, a Ramat Gan, Israel-based startup developing camera sensors with next-generation seeing and sensing capabilities, closed a $7.5m Series A funding. Backers included Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), RBVC ( Robert Bosch Venture Capital), Samsung Catalyst Fund (the early stage investment arm of Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center) and The Tel Aviv University Technology Innovation Momentum […]