Philanthropy supports pilot projects to take on health challenges such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stress, and chronic pain | VTx | Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech alumni Carol and Bill Seale believe investing in high-impact biomedical research now pays dividends for future generations. Thanks to their generosity, gifts made to Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC during Virginia Tech’s Giving Day, which runs for 24 hours starting at noon Feb. 15, will unlock up to $20,000 to the Seale Innovation Fund, enabling […]

UConn Research Seeds 17 Projects through New CRISP Funding Initiative – UConn Today

Awide range of ambitious projects, aimed at improving medicine in disciplines from pediatrics to oncology to genomics, are set for seed funding through a new UConn Research funding initiative. Seventeen projects across UConn and UConn Health will receive a total of $729,000 in funding through the Clinical Research and Innovation Seed Program (CRISP). The funding […]

Rice University kicks off new summer venture studio for student startup founders 

Students at Rice University will have a new opportunity to have a taste of entrepreneurship this summer. The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or Lilie, has established a new startup accelerator program called the Summer Venture Studio. The program, which will run May 15 through August 7, is open to students of any major or […]

Seed funding jump-starts 20 transdisciplinary projects | VTx | Virginia Tech

With startup funding from seed grants, researchers across the College of Engineering are pursuing 20 new projects addressing subjects from quantum phononics to human-robot interaction to how bacteria influence the proliferation of cancer cells. The seed grants were distributed through a program called the Engineering Faculty Organization-Opportunity Grants. It is one of several run by the Institute for […]

UNC System signs agreement with U.S. Air Force innovation group 

RALEIGH, N.C. –  The University of North Carolina System has signed an educational partnership agreement with the U.S. Air Force’s innovation arm, known as AFWERX, to foster education and research opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other areas. The partnership is the first for AFWERX with any university in the United States. AFWERX is […]

FAU Tech Runway® Announces Latest Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently accepted 20 companies to participate in the 11th cohort of its Venture Program. The Venture Program provides the most promising startups and talented entrepreneurs in South Florida with an opportunity to join a year-long program that offers resources from FAU’s Innovation and Business Development pipeline, entrepreneurial instruction, structured team-based mentoring, networking, marketing […]

Five Disruptive Technology Solutions Receive Accelerator Funding

Five teams of Harvard researchers will work to de-risk promising ideas, with the aim of eventually launching startups, thanks to funding announced today from the University’s Grid Accelerator. Projects emerging from this year’s competitive selection process represent a cross section of interdisciplinary science and engineering innovation. They include technologies and approaches with the potential to yield […]