MIT Energy Initiative awards seven Seed Fund grants for early-stage energy research

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has awarded seven Seed Fund grants to support novel, early-stage energy research by faculty and researchers at MIT. The awardees hail from a range of disciplines, but all strive to bring their backgrounds and expertise to address the global climate crisis by improving the efficiency, scalability, and adoption of clean […]

Op-Ed | CUNY innovation benefits society and our economy 

Researchers from the City University of New York have developed a device that integrates indoor navigation with augmented reality to help emergency responders find their way through poorly lit, potentially dangerous spaces to evacuate people in danger. The group of researchers, composed of faculty, staff and a graduate student from The City College of New […]

NUtech Ventures announces 2021 Innovator Awards

The awards recognize university personnel and companies who are developing and commercializing cutting-edge research. Brad Roth, NUtech executive director, opened the awards ceremony, followed by comments from Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green. Green acknowledged the importance of university commercialization, especially as it relates to the N2025 strategic plan. The strategic plan includes goals to increase the number of patents, copyrights, company […]

University of Alabama center to spur convergent drug innovation, delivery 

Drawing on expertise from across campus, a new center at the University of Alabama will help drug therapies that show promise in the lab to become effective treatments for patients. The UA Board of Trustees recently approved forming the Center for Convergent Bioscience and Medicine (CCBM) with research dedicated to developing novel therapies for immuno-inflammatory diseases by […]

NJIT Goes into Venture Capital Business with $6.75M Plan 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) community members who want to start a business will soon have access to a $75,000 seed investment from the university’s new Venture Fund as part of a 10-year, $6.75 million commitment funded by the NJIT endowment. This marks the first time New Jersey Institute of Technology will directly fund startups. NJIT […]

A Pandemic Can’t Stop Bayh-Dole—But Politicians Might-IP Watchdog

What would you say about a technology commercialization system that kept on performing even through the worst pandemic in over a century? How about if it improved its performance over the previous year and was a critical factor in developing desperately needed therapies to protect people around the world? Would it seem reasonable that this […]

Oregon’s First Commercialization Gap Fund to Support Science and Invention Based Startups

The Fund made 15 investments in 12 months, with check sizes varying from $50,000 to $250,000—supporting key points in business development and providing companies with the capital to hit their technology milestones. Of these startup companies, one-third are led by women, and 27% have minority or immigrant founders. Through Elevate Capital’s work with the Gap Fund, the process […]