Oxford University’s newest start-up accelerator welcomes its first cohort 

The ten teams will be supported by the Foundry through the L.E.V8 programme for a six month period, ending in September 2018. The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) is a new entrepreneurship centre at the heart of Oxford University, an initiative led by Professor Peter Tufano, the Dean of Saïd Business School, with a founding donation from […]

AbbVie and Rice University establish K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator to advance oncology therapies

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Rice University today announced they have entered into a joint research collaboration to establish the K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator. The research at the Accelerator will focus on synthesizing novel cytotoxic agents for use in the fight against cancer. The collaboration will complement AbbVie’s existing expertise in oncology discovery and early […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) establishes MIT-Azerbaijan Fund to support young entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem development in Azerbaijan

SOCAR AQS has signed theagreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the top universities in the world, for establishment of the MIT – Azerbaijan Fund. The MIT- Azerbaijan Fundwill support the new MIT–Azerbaijan Global Startup Labs initiative to be administered by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Program. The agreement […]

$115,000 funding awarded to Purdue researchers, advance innovations to commercialization

Four Purdue University researchers will share nearly $115,000 in funding from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their innovations and move life-changing technologies through the commercialization pipeline. Twice annually the Trask Innovation Fund awards funds through an endowed development program that assists faculty and staff whose discoveries are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization. […]

Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference showcases disruptive innovations 

Following an extraordinary debut in 2016, this year’s Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, held April 19-20 at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center, attracted more than 600 participants, including 80 startup companies and more than 40 venture capitalists and industry advisers — all working together to drive innovation, foster collaboration and enable startup […]