UB spinoff Ferric Contrast wins $750,000 in federal R&D funding 

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ferric Contrast Inc., a University at Buffalo spinoff, has received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop iron-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast agents are substances that are used in the body to help obtain better quality of images of organs, tumors and other biological structures. The […]

NMSU Arrowhead Center accelerator success: Emerging Technology Ventures awarded $200k 

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is celebrating the success of Emerging Technology Ventures Inc. (ETV). The company, which has taken part in several Arrowhead Center programs, recently received a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. “Arrowhead Center and NMSU have played an integral role in our growth as a company since 2015 when […]

NCBiotech among grant recipients from Wells Fargo Incubator Fund  

Startups are hurting during this downturn, but the North Carolina Biotechnology Center can now offer one Research Triangle Park company some targeted relief. The Center won a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program this week to help a local cleantech startup Advanced Animal Diagnostics. In total, 18 channel partners were selected to share the award totaling […]

Seed fund backs $2.8M in new quantum ideas at the University of Waterloo 

Improving thermal medical imaging of the eye with a new quantum camera and developing new materials to enable “beyond 5G” wireless communications are among the goals of six projects recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF). Awarded by Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT), thanks in part to the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, QQSF encourages new ideas and […]

P&G’s Startup Lab Pivots With Virtual Pitch Contest-Forbes

P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within consumer products behemoth Procter & Gamble, is launching its first-ever Virtual Innovation Challenge, a product pitch contest for entrepreneurs, inventors and startups navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. P&G Ventures is moving the Innovation Challenge online after two successful iterations at CES, the Las Vegas-based consumer technology trade show, as it […]

Auburn University awarded $1.31 million in research project funds from state

Three Auburn University research projects have received a combined $1.31 million award, through a new program administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the grants this week through the new Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The state-funded program was created in 2019 under the Alabama […]

Boosting campus innovation, Haifa University launches student VC fund 

The University of Haifa has become the latest Israeli university to launch a student venture capital fund, seeking to boost entrepreneurship on campus by investing in start-ups run by students, academics and recent graduates. The HIL Fund was established by the University of Haifa Innovation Labs (HIL) in partnership with fresh.fund, an Israeli early-stage venture capital […]

University of Michigan to receive up to $130M to commercialize drug discovery

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan and health care investment firm Deerfield Management Co. announced Wednesday a new partnership with the aim of developing life-saving drugs and disease treatments. Deerfield has committed up to $130 million over the next decade in biomedical research at U-M. The collaboration includes the launch of Great Lakes Discoveries LLC, […]