Role of innovation hubs: from idea to market

IN today’s knowledge economy and globalised world, innovation and competitive advantage are key to ensuring worldwide economic growth. The economy of any country in the world is characterised by technology led competition, in which intellectual capital and technical knowledge constitute the main assets. Possession of these assets has become the hallmark of a country’s technological […]

Clemson faculty earn funds for technology development

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will be awarded fiscal year 2020 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support them as they embark on the crucial last stage needed to move their technology from innovation to commercialization. “The Technology Maturation Fund initiative assists in shaping a pathway for innovation and providing Clemson faculty with […]

Minnowtech raises $600K seed round, supported by U Maryland Momentum Fund

Aquaculture tech company Minnowtech closed on $600,000 in seed financing with an eye on bringing its system for imaging shrimp to the Southeast Asian market. The round included a $150,000 joint investment from the Maryland Momentum Fund, which is the venture fund of the University System of Maryland, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). The HATCH Aquaculture Accelerator participated, […]

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson to Host Biannual Showcase at Google

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson, the university’s newest and most prolific business startup program, will take center stage at the Google Venice campus on November 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm. The top companies will present to an audience of angel investors, Anderson donors and early-stage venture capitalists in an effort to raise capital for their […]

U Hawaii pairs nationally recognized startup accelerator, entrepreneurship program 

To further facilitate the commercialization of technology and innovation developed across its 10-campuses, the University of Hawaiʻi recently decided to internally house its nationally recognized startup accelerator and changed its name to the UH Ventures Accelerator. The revamped program, under the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, will be operated by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at UH Mānoa’s Shidler […]