New State Fund Helps Commercialize Early Tech from MI Universities

University technology transfer programs in Michigan now have a new pot of money to support their efforts, thanks to a fund supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The University Early Stage Proof of Concept Fund, also known as the Advance grant program, will help move research projects and technologies developed at Michigan universities from […]

Invent Penn State’s Fund for Innovation awards $75,000 to Persea Naturals

One of the latest ventures to come out of Penn State, Persea Naturals, began with an unintended discovery. Gregory R. Ziegler, professor of food science in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was extracting starch from avocado pits when he noticed something interesting. When avocado pits are pulverized, an enzymatic reaction produces a bright orange color. […]

Accelerating innovation: 7 U Colorado research teams receive commercialization grants

Seven CU Boulder research teams have been selected to receive grants for the development of commercially-promising technologies. A total of 21 applications were reviewed by a panel of external judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors, business executives and intellectual property attorneys from around the country. Six of the seven awards are funded by the Advanced […]

Startup Desert Saber Licenses University of Arizona Mining Safety Training Program

Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona has licensed an interactive training program developed at the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources to startup Desert Saber, LLC. The program, created in collaboration with the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and with funding from Science Foundation Arizona, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health […]

2 tech startups win $125,000 from Macomb Innovation Fund 

Two technology startups in Oakland Country are receiving a $125,000 boost from the Macomb Innovation Fund. Funded by Macomb Community College’s Strategic Fund and part of J.P. Morgan Chase’s $150 million commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery, the award is designed to advance progress of larger scale funding for startup companies with high growth potential. Munetrix, […]