Amplified Sciences attracts second IU Ventures investment

Diagnostic cancer testing startup Amplified Sciences is the first company to receive a double investment through IU Ventures’ startup support ecosystem. After receiving an investment from the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund in April 2020, Amplified Sciences attracted a $25,000 investment through the IU Angel Network in June. “An objective of IU Ventures is to introduce each founder we meet to resources to support […]

TMC Biodesign expands startup fellowship beyond medical devices and digital health 

Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., who studied biochemistry and molecular biology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has taken innovation from the lab bench and transformed it into a business. During her doctoral program, she worked with a professor who invented a technology for next-generation sequencing sample processing. Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., TMC Biodesign 2020-2021 Fellow […]

UWM Research Foundation developing $400,000 fund for startups

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Research Foundation is raising a $400,000 pool to help commercialize innovations developed at the university. The fund will be used to invest in startup companies involving UWM faculty, students or staff who have licensed intellectual property through the foundation. The foundation has received a $200,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development […]

MSU Foundation and MEDC announce Michigan Rise Pre-Seed Fund III 

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the newly named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III (MPSF III) by the Michigan Strategic Fund, Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) announced Michigan Rise. MSU Foundation was awarded the MPSF III on April 14, 2020 and will work closely with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative to […]

UK University launches ‘innovation factory’ to identify viable spin-offs 

Designed to be one of Europe’s most effective University Technology Transfer offices, the University of Manchester Innovation Factory has built a new team and processes for commercialising the university’s innovations and intellectual property. The new organisation’s core mission is to use this IP to create positive social and economic impact. The Innovation Factory works with […]