$264 million invested in outstanding research, proof of concept projects

The Australian Government has announced $264 million in funding to support 258 exceptional health and medical research projects through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), across three funding streams. 232 research teams with a focus on discovery and innovation will share in $241 million in funding through the NHMRC Ideas Grant scheme, where […]

New Mexico Investment Council to Commercialize University Innovations

America’s Frontier Fund has raised the first $100 million in a $500 million campaign, part of which will be used to create a venture studio in New Mexico to tap into the deep technology developed at the state’s national laboratories and universities. The State Investment Council stepped forward Nov. 22 with up to $100 million […]

VIPC Awards Commonwealth Commercialization Fund Grant to Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation’s (VIPC), Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) today announced that Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has been awarded a CFF grant of $75,000 to support a product commercialization project led by Dr. Ravi L. Hadimani. VIPC’s CCF programs have distributed more than $43 million to Virginia-based startups, entrepreneurs and university-based inventors since 2012. VCU […]

Husker Venture Fund impacts state, entrepreneurs and students

Building upon their successful first year that included investing $100,000 in Nebraskan startups and winning the university’s Outstanding New Student Organization Award, student members of the Husker Venture Fund (HVF) set goals this year to grow their impact on the state and the future of venture capital investing. “It was awesome to see all the hard […]

Communicate Value of GAP Funds to Stakeholders

The GAP fund and accelerator process has clear focus areas. One of the most important is a strategic approach to communication and promotion which sets the tone for internal and external stakeholders and invites them to participate

UCeed Energy to advance Canadian-led innovations and strengthen the energy landscape

The University of Calgary and Innovate Calgary announced Dec. 5 the launch of UCeed Energy, the fifth startup investment fund to be added to the UCeed portfolio. Early stage companies focused on the development of research that has the potential to bring innovation into the energy sector can now apply for funding. UCeed invests in Canadian […]

Tulane to Launch $10M Startup Fund for Women- and Minority-Led Businesses 

The Tulane University Innovation Institute was awarded $5 million from the state of Louisiana as part of a newly announced statewide program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the region. Tulane University will match the award with another $5 million, enabling the Innovation Institute to launch a new $10 million startup fund dedicated to creating opportunities for […]