Oregon BEST, OSU Ventures back eChemion for Technology that Triples Battery Life

Oregon BEST has awarded follow-on funding to an Oregon startup and Oregon State University spinout that has developed a new clean technology that triples the life of redox flow batteries used for renewable energy storage. The company, eChemion, has a chemical treatment technology that solves a major issue with flow batteries: degradation over time of […]

University of Calgary awarded $75-million research grant for cleantech, energy

The University of Calgary has been awarded $75 million over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) for its Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources. The goal of this research is to dramatically reduce the impact of energy extraction and energy use on the environment. The funding is part […]

iBIO Institute’s PROPEL Center Is Winner of U.S. SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

The PROPEL Center of the iBIO Institute, dedicated to increasing the number and success rate of early-stage life sciences companies in Illinois, announced today that it was a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, including a cash prize of $50,000. The SBA Office of Investment and Innovation, Office of Native American Affairs, […]

Ottawa universities unveil 13 research fund winners 

Thirteen large-scale initiatives led by universities across Canada are the winners in a high-stakes federal competition aimed at helping the country’s top scientists make a mark in the global research arena. The projects will split a total of $900-million in federal funding to build on Canada’s existing strengths, and advance knowledge in fields as diverse […]

University City Science Center Receives SBA Funding for Newest Commercialization Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $50,000 to the University City Science Center’s newest commercialization program, Phase 1 Ventures. Soft launched in 2014 and formally rolled out earlier this year, Phase 1 Ventures (P1V) is a startup accelerator for “long horizon” technologies – those requiring significant development and/or regulatory approvals – such as healthcare, […]