5 Ways to Boost Local Innovation 

Visitor numbers keep setting records year after year, but core questions about tourism and the Hawai‘i economy haven’t changed for half a century: How do we hedge against economic vulnerability when tourism is our No. 1 industry? And how can we build viable, sustainable and scalable economic industries in our unique island environment that create prosperity […]

ASU’s ScaleU, an Edtech Accelerator With a University Behind It

When Dana Stephenson began to court Arizona State University two years ago, he was looking for a higher ed client for his education technology startup. Instead the university wound up as one of his most important investors. What began with faculty interest in Stephenson’s Canadian company, Riipen, which connects students with class projects offered by […]

UD’s Hen Hatch 2020 startup funding competition has launched 

University of Delaware’s annual Hen Hatch startup funding competition is back for 2020, with applications currently open for both tracks: one for current students, and one for alumni, faculty and staff. The 10 most promising startups from each track will be selected to pitch in the semifinals in March, followed by the finals in May, where teams will […]

FSU funding helps researchers bring ideas to marketplace

Projects to improve genetic testing, a replacement for rare-earth magnets and an app that will help treat ADHD all earned funding through a Florida State University program to support researchers adapting their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded a pot of $130,650 as part of the Fall 2019 […]

Seven engineering faculty members receive ROCKET Seed Grant to fund new research

Seven Penn State College of Engineering faculty members were awarded the College of Engineering’s 2020 Research Opportunities for mid-Career Knowledge EnhancemenT (ROCKET) Seed Grant to fund exploration of new or existing research areas. Gordon Warn, associate professor of civil engineering; Jose Ventura, professor of industrial engineering, dean’s fellow and coordinator of the operations research graduate program in […]

IN IUPUI Center to Create ‘Centralized Focus’ on Innovation 

A soon-to-be established center at IUPUI will attempt to foster innovation among students. The university last month received a $50,000 grant from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures to create the Center for Student Innovation. Elevate says the center will market various entrepreneurial efforts on campus to students and faculty, and facilitate engagement. Christian Rogers, who will serve as director […]

TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative Infuses $2.63M in New Round of Projects

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced its recent round of funding for select projects through the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII). This round of funding includes project grants for technology assessment and investments in the spin-out companies, from its five partner universities for a total of $2.63M. Established in 2012, the MII program was created […]