Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation […]

New Startups Built From UC Davis Research and Innovation Emerge With Solutions in Health, Energy and Agriculture

uring the 2020-21 fiscal year, nine startups executed agreements to access foundational intellectual property and commercialize new technologies developed at the University of California, Davis. The emerging startups are focused on technological solutions to meet needs in health, energy and agriculture. “It is always exciting to see innovations from UC Davis translated into commercial applications that benefit our regional […]

Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator Presents Batch 12 Startups at Demo Day 

Berkeley’s startup accelerator, will host its Batch 12 Virtual Demo Day Sept. 28, featuring 18 innovative global startups (15 from this cohort as well as three SkyDeck alumni companies) specializing in a wide range of industries including AI, life sciences, semiconductor chips, HR, robotics, and enterprise software. With a five-minute pitch opportunity, each startup will […]

UNIGE and FONGIT strengthen their support for innovation

Technology developed by FluoSphera: fluorescent cells are encapsulated in fluorescent alginate capsules, allowing the measurement of multiple biological activities in multiple tissues in communication. Visualisation by light microscopy (left) or fluorescence microscopy (right). UNIGE The University of Geneva (UNIGE) and FONGIT, the foundation supporting technological entrepreneurship in the canton of Geneva, have announced a strengthening […]

University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital – WSJ

Large college endowments have notched their biggest investment gains in decades, thanks to portfolios boosted by huge venture-capital returns and soaring stock markets. The University of Minnesota’s endowment gained 49.2% for the year ending June 30, while Brown University’s endowment notched a return of more than 50%, said people familiar with their returns, which aren’t […]

MSU contributes to Mississippi startup ecosystem through entrepreneurship support, technology commercialization

Mississippi’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is being recognized a top 20 global ecosystem for startup experience, an achievement boosted by the state’s research universities. The 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, released by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network at London Tech Week, acknowledges the roles research institutions like Mississippi State University play in driving innovation […]