Swinburne University and IIM announce graphene smart composites project

Imagine Intelligent Materials and Swinburne University have announced a collaborative six-month project aiming to develop graphene-reinforced smart composites. The composite will be able to report on the condition of large structures, and will have major commercial potential in the transport sector, including automotive and aerospace. The project is supported by a $20,000 Seed grant from the university […]

Missouri innovation fund would be big, bold bet on entrepreneurs

Gov. Eric Greitens wants Missouri to support entrepreneurs on a much larger scale than it ever has, but he doesn’t want bureaucrats picking winners and losers. His solution is something he’s calling a Missouri innovation fund, which would be launched with borrowed money and turned over to private fund managers. The money would flow through […]

Portugal is building a startup mega campus in Lisbon 

Last June I wrote about Portugal’s thriving scaleup ecosystem, which is growing twice as fast as the European average. Since then, I’ve actually relocated my VR startup to Portugal and so have an even better view of the ecosystem now. I wrote last year about how the country’s capital, Lisbon, successfully turned its economic troubles into […]

First four startups sign on with UNO, UNMC technology institute

A technology institute launched last winter by the University of Nebraska’s two Omaha campuses has signed its first four startup companies. UNeTech, a partnership between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Omaha, was established to help identify promising startups and help them become successful. The four companies will move into […]

Yale launches student innovation center

This week, the University announced the launch of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. The center, which was funded by an undisclosed major donation from Joseph Tsai ’86 LAW ’90 through the Joe & Clara Tsai Foundation, will succeed the existing Yale Entrepreneurial Institute as the nucleus of entrepreneurship on campus. In a […]