Seton Hall University Student Entrepreneurs to Compete in Virtual Statewide UPitchNJ Startup Contest 

Two Stillman School of Business undergraduate students — Luke Tyler, a sophomore majoring in finance and minoring in computer science, and Mariam Bsharat, a junior majoring in finance, marketing and entrepreneurship — are representing the University in the fifth annual statewide UPitchNJ contest. The students, who were this year’s winners in Seton Hall University’s Pirates Pitch startup […]

InNEVator accelerates early-stage companies with pivot to online

It’s typical that early-stage companies participating in the InNEVator, an eight-week, fully funded bootcamp, decide to pivot and redirect the course of their business concept. For the spring 2020 program, however, it was the bootcamp itself that needed to quickly pivot to an entirely online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the “Stay […]

Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center establish seed funding program for COVID-19 research 

Tufts University and the Tufts Medical Center jointly established a seed funding program to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus; the program offers $300,000 in grants that are available to research teams across the university and medical center. The university hopes to fund six research projects, each of which will be allocated $50,000 to fund coronavirus research. Caroline Genco, vice provost for […]

Ohio State U Office of Research awards second round of COVID-19 seed funding

The Ohio State University continues to invest in new research to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven projects were awarded a total of $204,000 in the second round of COVID-19 Seed Funding. The Office of Research launched the funding program earlier this month with $263,718 dedicated to six projects in the initial round. Each of the projects […]

MEDC Creates $3 Million Tech Startup Stabilization Fund To Support Second-Stage Companies 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has created a $3 million Tech Startup Stabilization Fund  to invest in early-stage tech startups in Michigan that are being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Administered by ID Ventures , the Tech Startup Stabilization Fund will provide early-stage tech companies direct investments or loans that can be converted into equity. Investment and loan sizes […]

Four Wilmington startups score NC IDEA nod

Four Wilmington startups are recipients and finalists of two NC IDEA grant programs, according to an announcement Monday. Wilmington based MyKinfo and Survei are NC IDEA MICRO grant recipients, chosen after a three-month competitive application and selection process. MyKinfo is an early-stage startup that participates in the mentorship program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington […]

Funding awarded to UA for COVID-19 research innovations 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship awarded the grants after reviewing 28 submissions from a variety of UA researchers. The winning proposals will be funded with support from the Office of Naval Research. “The number and quality of proposals far exceeded the review committee’s expectations,” said Mark Billingsley, the intellectual […]

New immunotherapy center launches to develop technologies to treat diseases | University of Chicago News

The Chicago Immunoengineering Innovation Center has launched at the University of Chicago, with a focus on developing new technologies to treat diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, and, most recently, COVID-19. Based at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the new center will catalyze fundamental and translational research in immunology, serving as a hub for engineers, immunologists, biologists and clinicians […]

VCU launches certificate program to train future innovators in health care

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – A new certificate program at Virginia Commonwealth University will make it simpler for those with an interest in innovation to develop products and solutions to challenges facing the health care industry. The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation is a joint program offered by VCU’s School of Nursing and da Vinci Center for Innovation, a collaboration […]