MU Coulter Accelerator Program awards over $200,000 to three biomedical projects

MU has received funding for three team projects that will develop medical innovations related to peripheral arterial disease, cancer treatment and concussions. The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation granted the university more than $200,000 to fund proof-of-concept work on a smart surveillance system to monitor vascular bypasses and stents at home; a portable assessment tool to […]

 UNCC’s Ventureprise receives $25K award for inclusivity efforts in local innovation ecosystem

UNCC’s innovation and entrepreneurship center — was named one of 10 recipients of a nationally recognized award. Devin Collins, Ventureprise interim executive director, said the U.S. Small Business Administration and National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize recognizes the organization’s effort to address inclusivity, innovation and sustainable growth within its programming through research and economic […]

Purdue Technology Showcase to highlight innovations from around Indiana 

Novel innovations from inventors around the state of Indiana will be on display at the 2021 Purdue Technology Showcase. This year’s theme is “State of Innovation.” The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting the annual showcase, being held virtually this year Feb. 10-11. Registration by Feb. 9 is required to receive the link for joining the showcase. […]

Ben Franklin TechCelerator awards $10,000 in virtual pitch contest 

Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College awarded three early-stage startup teams parts of a $10,000 prize during their final virtual pitch event. This year’s winners pitched innovative technologies in the medical, augmented reality (AR), and electrical markets to the panel of judges. Dr. Christine Weikert and the NotePro team won the first-place prize of $5,000. NotePro’s patent-pending medical content […]

Deere adds new companies to its 2021 Startup Collaborator program

Moline-based Deere & Company announced today the companies that will be part of the 2021 cohort of the Startup Collaborator program. This program was launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen its interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers. “The startup collaborator program continues to build tremendous interactions between […]

Could shift to private R&D investment may curtail innovation – Axios

A new study makes the case that as funding for university research shifts from government to private firms, entrepreneurship suffers. Why it matters: The share of research funding to universities from the federal government has declined as private companies make up a bigger proportion of R&D spending. Far from encouraging the development of new companies, the shift may […]

WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF supports research projects with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to booster their ability to make an economic impact on society. The CGF is funded by a generous donation from the Washington Research […]