Efforts Underway to Address Technology Transfer Risk from China at U.S. Universities

A third of foreign graduate students studying STEM at U.S. universities are Chinese nationals—some with access to sensitive research. U.S. agencies have identified several factors indicating the types of students—such as being from a country of concern like China—who may pose a greater risk of transferring technology to foreign entities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement keeps […]

Marquette University: 707 Hub recognized for outstanding student engagement and leadership 

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s 707 Hub, a collaboration and innovation space offered through the Office of Research and Innovation, received the 2022 award for Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership at a university with more than 5,000 students from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, earning the recognition at the annual GCEC Conference, Oct. 27-29, in Las […]

University of Minnesota, DEED launch $34.5M Minnesota Venture Capital Programs | University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is partnering with the State of Minnesota to inject $34.5 million into Minnesota’s early-stage, venture-backed businesses — a key step toward maintaining Minnesota’s position as one of the best states nationally for growing new businesses. The University-operated programs officially launch today, focusing particularly on investments in life sciences, agriculture/food tech, climate […]

CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.25 million in funding

Twelve teams of University of Colorado faculty, researchers and graduate student innovators competed for a combined $1.25 million in startup funding grants in this year’s Venture Challenge (LVC). Judges from CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial network heard Shark-Tank-style pitches across two nights, one for innovations in biosciences and another for physical sciences and engineering. Lab Venture Challenge […]

McMaster Seed Fund invests $1.27 million in three startup companies

Three McMaster startups – AIMA Laboratories, LLIF Healthcare and 20/20 OptimEyes Technologies – have received a combined $1.27 million in the second round of McMaster Seed Fund investments. AIMA Laboratories is a biotech company co-founded by Lauren Foster, professor emeritus in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, and postdoctoral fellow Jocelyn Wessels. The company received […]

Can New Orleans attract innovation? Institute argues yes • The Tulane Hullabaloo

Kimberly Gramm knows New Orleans is not Silicon Valley — at least not yet. But Gramm, head of Tulane University’s new Innovation Institute, said change is coming. Bringing new chances to the city’s traditionally tourist-centered economy, the Institute is pleading a determined case to a generation of the state’s young entrepreneurs who have long fled […]