Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Investment in Programs to Continue Research in Innovation and Technology Across the State

With the support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), early stage entrepreneurial activity continues to thrive across the state. To continue the momentum, the Michigan Strategic Fund, administered by the MEDC, has approved funding for seven statewide programs dedicated to strengthening Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating value in further developing talent and technologies. The […]

Investors secure £150,000 funding to help launch latest product

Investors based at the University of Birmingham aiming to develop more sustainable batteries have secured £150,000 to help launch their latest product. Amrit Chandan and Carlton Cummins of Aceleron have secured the support from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund’s Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, managed by Warwickshire-headquartered Mercia Fund Managers. The pair have […]

The current status of translational research funding in North America

While university environments can restrict academic freedom, private industry will often attach strings. It is typically very rare that the sole financier of scientific innovation is also the leading scientist, and so sponsored research typically proceeds at the direction of its investors. While there are no practical limits on what can be researched, and there […]

NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund gives university opportunity for flourishing research

With upcoming application submissions for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), NC State staff members have the opportunity to apply and receive research grants of up to $75,000 to support their short-term, commercially focused research projects. CIF program manager and New Ventures Associate, Amy Parker, discussed how CIF came about, saying that initially there was a […]