KU Leuven spin-off AstriVax raises € 30 million seed capital to build vaccine platform

Leuven, Belgium, 25 August 2022 –Closing on € 30 million, AstriVax has raised the largest amount of seed capital in the history of KU Leuven spin-offs. The company will draw on technology developed at the KU Leuven Rega Institute to develop novel vaccines that are easy to produce, have reduced cold chain requirements, and offerbroad and long-lasting protection against various viruses and other pathogens. The funding round was led by V-Bio […]

Meet the Winners of the 2022 DST Launch Seed Grants | Duke Today

The Office for Research & Innovation has awarded funding to eight, interdisciplinary projects as part of the inaugural Duke Science and Technology (DST) Launch Seed Grant Program. This year’s winners include faculty from multiple disciplines across campus and the School of Medicine who were selected out of 61 proposal finalists for initiating high-impact projects that […]

Donation creates new Translational Research Impact Fund at MIND Institute

MIND INSTITUTEAugust 22, 2022 Donation creates new Translational Research Impact Fund at MIND Institute By Marianne Russ Sharp Research participant’s father leaves funds in will to support research into fragile X, other neurodevelopmental disabilities (SACRAMENTO)When Gail Goldstein Heyman’s father died in January, he left her family – and the UC Davis MIND Institute – a generous surprise. Leon […]

Virginia Tech launches new Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship 

The Office of Research and Innovation and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in partnership with LAUNCH: the Center for New Venture is launching a new Innovation Postdoc Fellowship track within the larger Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Innovation Fellowships are intended for postdoctoral researchers who are highly motivated to extend the impact of their research through new technology […]

New UH student-run venture fund announces first investments

A student-run seed investment group, the Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, announced its first-ever strategic investments totaling $20,000 in Hohonu and Reeler, companies started by a UH faculty member and alumni. Reeler connects small-scale fishermen directly to consumers via its mobile app. The venture fund—launched in 2021 as a program under the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler […]