New collaboration focused on driving more investment deals for Nevada startups

According to the Kauffman Foundation, Northern Nevada has the number one highest startup density for a Metropolitan statistical area of its size. In support of northern Nevada startups, a new collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and the Nevada Small Business Development Center will […]

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world

Materials scientist Sebastian Peter is a dyed-in-the-wool academic with more than 130 papers to his name. A few years ago, Peter, who is at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, India, started to wonder about ways to apply his research. In 2016, he heard about the US$20-million XPRIZE. The non-profit organization […]

New Provost-Led Innovation Competition Offers €10k Funding Prize

Students will be challenged to come up with solutions to a set of social problems chosen by the College community, with the chance of winning €10,000 in funding, as part of an innovation project led by Provost Patrick Prendergast. The competition, which is being run by Trinity’s entrepreneurship hub, Tangent, offers students the chance to […]

Israel launches incentive program for female-led startups

In Israel, only 8 percent of startups are led by women. And while that’s not very different from the rest of the world, it does imply that Startup Nation isn’t actually that nationwide. In response, the Israel Innovation Authority, the government body in charge of supporting research and development in Israel, will launch a designated […]

New accelerator program seeks to bring Maine bioscience discoveries to market

The National Institutes of Health believes that the U.S. is missing out on important scientific discoveries in smaller states such as Maine because they lack the resources to move those discoveries out of laboratories and into the marketplace. It recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to create a technology transfer accelerator program for biotech startups […]

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

A new subset of the Chancellor’s Fund will provide financial support for researchers at the University of Arkansas working toward launching startup companies. The Gap Fund will distribute up to $400,000 each year. Teams made up of faculty, graduate students and post doctoral candidates may apply for the Gap Fund after completing the National Science […]