Ohio State, Ohio universities happy with many-pronged returns of joint VC fund

After the first fund met its objectives – not only financial returns, but also fostering digital firms in Ohio and creating jobs for their graduates – the public universities that founded an Ohio-focused venture capital firm are considering launching a second fund. Managing Director Bill Baumel told Columbus Business First last month that the Ohio […]

New SEAS fund will help nurture Yale-borne ideas that benefit humankind

The Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) has developed technologies that are utilized to treat cancer, distribute clean water to communities in need, and provide industry-leading blockchain security. The newly established Roberts Innovation Fund will help these and other SEAS researchers bring game-changing advances to market and address some of the world’s most […]

Emory University’s Student-Run Venture Fund Focuses On Underrepresented Entrepreneurs-Forbes

Since George Floyd’s assassination in 2020, the venture capital sector has been grappling with its lack of diversity. Despite companies’ increased efforts to hire more diverse employees and support more disadvantaged entrepreneurs, the needle hasn’t shifted much. Many companies are attempting to retrofit this new perspective onto old tactics while simultaneously unlearning prejudices. What would […]

KAUST spins-in five cutting-edge international startups, brings new tech to Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has recently wrapped up ‘Destination Deep Tech,’ a Saudi-first program that spins in leading-edge global startups to the Kingdom to develop deep tech innovations. The international startups — CeEntek, Hopu, Insignes-Labs, Pasqal, and Proteinea — were chosen to experience the three-month program due to their highly advanced […]

Commerce FY 2021 Tech Transfer Report Spotlights Laboratory Successes and Milestones | NIST

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has released its “Annual Report on Technology Transfer: Approach and Plans, Fiscal Year 2021 Activities and Achievements.” The report details technology transfer activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Institute for […]

OSU President’s Research Excellence Accelerator Grants fund innovative projects

In the second year of the President’s Research Excellence (PRE) Accelerator Grant program, over $750,000 was granted to 15 multidisciplinary Ohio State research teams. Each award of up to $50,000 is administered by the Office of Knowledge Enterprise and is intended for small teams to explore innovative, high-risk, high-reward research. “When we bring together different […]

UChicago Spinout Super.tech Acquired by Quantum Ecosystem Leader ColdQuanta 

Super.tech, a quantum software spinout from the University of Chicago and a Duality Cohort 1 participant, has been purchased by ColdQuanta, a worldwide quantum ecosystem leader. Super.tech is part of Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations program, as well as Duality, the first accelerator dedicated only to quantum companies, run by the Chicago Quantum Exchange […]

Discovery to Product: Emerging Technologies at UW-Madison get boost from state funds

Emerging technologies produced at UW–Madison will benefit from a $300,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and an on-campus award program administered by UW–Discovery Madison’s to Product (D2P) (WEDC). D2P’s annual State Economic Engagement and Development (SEED) initiative will support eight startups formed by UW–Madison researchers pursue innovative research and commercialization. WEDC’s contribution […]

Here’s where Harvard’s engineering dean sees medtech research going

Surgical robots, artificial intelligence, and climate change mitigation are just a few of the priorities that the dean of Harvard’s engineering school is enthusiastic about. In Boston’s Allston area, the university built a 500,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) for SEAS in 2020. A $500 million grant from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg to establish […]

Students pitch promising business ideas to investors at VCU Demo Day

Yosef Mirakov Cohen, a senior marketing major in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, is concerned about animal rescue and environmental protection. C’est Lä Vé, his company, manufactures vegan snack boxes in environmentally friendly packaging. He presented his idea to investors and members of the Richmond business community last week in the hopes […]