UvA spin-off Macrobian Biotech secures seed investment

The University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science, UvA Ventures Holding B.V. and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA-UvA) are pooling their resources to fund Macrobian Biotech BV, a single asset biotech company that will further develop medicine for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease affects 10 million people worldwide and the current therapeutic strategy is […]

New Zealand government investing NZ$248 million over 5 years in 68 new science research projects

The New Zealand government has awarded funding of NZ$248 million, to be invested over the next five years to 68 new science research projects that are expected to benefit New Zealand environmentally, economically, and socially. The Science and Innovation Minister, Paul Goldsmith, announced that the amount has been invested through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) 2017 […]

University spin-out secures NPIF backing 

A Lancaster University spin-out whose customers include Disney and Unilever has secured backing from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Maven Capital Partners has invested into Lancaster-based Relative Insight on behalf of the fund. Maven was appointed earlier this year to manage the £57.5m NPIF – Maven Equity Finance fund, which focuses on providing flexible equity funding […]

Airbus invests in satellite antenna-sharing startup Infostellar in $7.3m round 

Tokyo-based startup Infostellar has announced raising $7.3 million in a Series A round led by the venture-capital arm of aerospace company Airbus, with participation from WERU Investment, D4V, and Sony Innovation Fund, as well as existing investors FreakOut Holdings and 500 Startups Japan. The latest round brings the total funds raised by the startup to […]

Two University of Waterloo startups Canadian finalists in annual James Dyson Awards

The James Dyson Award has come calling again and two University of Waterloo projects have been named national runners up and are off to the international finals in October. Winners of the prestigious award, named after the inventor of the famous vacuum cleaning system, can receive up to $50,000 to help commercialize their project, with […]

ASU hosts entrepreneurship and innovation contest with $100K prize – The State Press

or the second year, ASU will host an innovation contest with a grand prize of $100,000 for any college entrepreneur with enough savvy to impress a panel of business and tech experts. The ASU Innovation Open is a contest that partners with electronics distributor Avnet and others to showcase innovative entrepreneurs around the world. To apply to the competition, […]