Inova launches investment fund to find personalized medicine innovators 

Inova Health System, the giant nonprofit hospital network serving Northern Virginia, is creating a new start-up incubator and investment program focusing on “personalized” medicine innovations. Executives say they plan to invest at least $100 million over the next three to five years making $2 million to $5 million bets on promising young companies with products […]

Berkshire invests in commercialisation of UK university research

The UK’s £1.9bn (€2.3bn) Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is to invest £15m in a new fund aiming to direct institutional capital into the commercialisation of UK university research. The local authority pension fund committed the £15m to the British Innovation Fund (BIF), launched on 1 December by Future Planet Capital and Milltrust International […]

UT Research Foundation Announces Maturation Fund Recipients for 2017

Improved wireless charging technology for consumer electronics, development of higher-value-added material from waste produced during biofuel production, and novel materials for 3-D printing are among the recipients of this year’s maturation funding from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, announced Thursday. “UTRF is delighted to provide maturation grants to accelerate the further development of these […]