First project funded through $65 million John Hopkins, investment firm partnership – Baltimore Business Journal

A Johns Hopkins cancer biology researcher has received the first investment from the newly created Bluefield Innovations fund. Bluefield Innovations is a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and New York investment firm Deerfield Management. The $65 million funding effort is aimed at helping to commercialize early-stage therapeutic research coming out of Hopkins. Deerfield is providing the initial funding over five years. […]

Academic-commercial collaborations see huge rate of Startup success in Ireland

More than 80 percent of collaborations between commercial and academic institutions since 2013 have resulted in successful startups, a report by Knowledge Transfer Ireland has found. The report also shows 26 new products and services have launched in 2016 from fully active and operating spin-outs. Spin-outs are companies that are based on ideas and products developed […]

[COA Member] Pre-accelerator offers way to help Puerto Rico-based young entrepreneurs

To help combat a mass exodus of young professionals from Puerto Rico, a pre-accelerator is offering a program for local entrepreneurs. Pre18 is offering a way to boost those in the early stages of establishing a company, granting them $20,000 plus support and training. Pre18 is looking for 20 startups in Puerto Rico with innovative business […]

Texas A&M research program to fund seven more projects 

The Texas A&M College of Science has big plans for its participation in a university-wide collaborative research initiative in 2018 with goals to provide up to $600,000 in support for teams participating in the Strategic Transformative Research program. The program, which began earlier this year and offered $504,882 in funding to 11 research concepts, has […]