Pandemic led to new research applications, collaborations in Wisconsin

While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted and slowed certain research efforts in the state, it also gave researchers a chance to apply their work in new ways. “The pandemic just really catalyzed this big push to move something forward,” said Sandra McLellan, a professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee. She spoke yesterday during […]

Commercialising new technologies needs a two-way partnership

Much has been said and written about the challenges associated with commercialising research from universities and publicly funded research organisations. But little of this has led to step change. Why? Why is it so difficult to commercialise research, particularly when so many new breakthroughs are discovered at universities? How do we create a system that […]

Ignite expansion a boon for Cornell startups, technologies

The generosity of an alumna, along with a major infusion of funding from the Office of the Provost, has turbocharged Cornell’s ability to turn promising academic research into viable startups and products. Ignite – Cornell Research: Lab to Market – a program managed by the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) – offers “gap” funding to promising Cornell-developed technology […]

Hardtech Innovation Center mHUB Announces Portfolio Teams of Premier MedTech Accelerator Cohort

mHUB, one of the nation’s leading independent hardtech and manufacturing innovation centers, has selected the startup teams that will participate in the premier cohort of its 6-month, hands-on accelerator for high-potential medical device businesses. Teams will move from across the country to participate in the program at mHUB’s state-of-the-art facilities in Chicago. The program is […]

U-M Innovation Partnerships helps launch 23 new startups during 2021 fiscal year

Creating a new startup amid a global pandemic presents an entirely new set of challenges. While undertaking the standard responsibilities that come with filing for patents and creating startups, many faculty and researchers from the University of Michigan turned to U-M Innovation Partnerships, formerly known as the Office of Technology Transfer, for guidance. The University […]

NC IDEA expands ecosystem network with 15 new partnership grants 

 NC IDEA announced on Friday 15 new partnerships through the organization’s ECOSYSTEM program at the Foundation’s 2021 Ecosystem Summit. The partnerships, known as regional impact grants, are meant to “further strengthen the infrastructure supporting North Carolina entrepreneurs,” said Ruhe. The grant program from NC IDEA required at least two organizations within a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem to collaborate […]

UCF Makes Another $1 Million Available in SEED Funding for Research 

CF is now taking applications for its third round of SEED Funding.The program, made possible through a collaboration between the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, is aimed at facilitating interdisciplinary research from across the university, which is likely to attract external funding while enhancing the visibility of UCF.A total of $1 […]

Sanford Health startup program spins off new companies

Sanford Health physicians and nurses have created three businesses through the health care system’s new startup program, with several other new companies in the works. When a nurse, provider, researcher or other employee has an idea that solves an internal challenge or improves patient care, they work with the Sanford Innovations team. Rather than licensing the […]

Columbia Launches Startup Fellows Program to Extend Research Assets to Entrepreneurs

Columbia’s researchers have a long history of innovations that make it out of the lab and into the market to have a positive impact on the world. Now, a new program brings entrepreneurs to campus to develop innovative solutions to society’s toughest problems alongside Columbia researchers. The Columbia Startup Fellows (CSF) program will allow early-stage startups to […]