Projects at five area SUNY campuses receive funding to test commercial readiness

ALBANY, N.Y. — Faculty-led projects at five area SUNY schools will benefit from Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) investments that will test their commercial readiness. Altogether, TAF invested a total of $300,000 in eight projects that SUNY says are “poised for commercial success,” according to a news release. The recipients include projects at the SUNY College […]

Johns Hopkins, Howard University partner to develop tech for neuro disorders

Johns Hopkins University and Howard University are teaming up to develop medical devices to diagnosis, treat, and manage neurological disorders. Researchers with the new NeuroTech Harbor technology accelerator, supported by the National Institutes of Health, will collaborate with diverse partners worldwide to create equitable and accessible technologies and solutions. The goal is increase participation in the neurotech […]

Pew Funds Six Teams to Research Leading Questions in Biology and Disease 

PHILADELPHIA—The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today the six pairs of researchers who will probe leading questions in biology and disease as Pew’s 2022 class of Innovation Fund investigators. The scientists—alums of Pew’s biomedical programs in the United States and Latin America—will look to advance scientific discovery and improve human health by drawing on their expertise […]

New $35 million fund will accelerate the impact on society of Northwestern’s nearly $1 billion in annual research – Northwestern Now

A new fund will provide seed grants to Northwestern University faculty to speed up the commercialization of innovative and high-potential research in the life sciences. The Pat & Shirley Ryan Family Research Acceleration Fund will advance translational research discoveries in both engineering and medicine with the potential to have a meaningful and immediate impact on […]

Purdue Foundry invests in Senteon, a cybersecurity startup 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Senteon, a cybersecurity startup founded by Purdue University alumni, completed a round of seed funding that includes an investment from the Purdue Startup Fund. The fund is managed by the Purdue Foundry. Other investors are Valor Ventures, Lytical Ventures and SaaS Venture Capital. Henry Zhang, co-founder of Senteon, said the company will use […]

Calvin University Startup Garage will fund student business ideas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — In conjunction with the opening of their brand-new business school, and thanks to a generous alumnus, Calvin University is launching a unique program that will help students get their business ideas off the ground. The Calvin University Startup Garage was seeded by a $500,000 donation from Jon VerLee, a 2007 graduate of […]

NSF’s Convergence Accelerator invests $30 million to tackle challenges related to the blue economy

The U.S National Science Foundation is tackling challenges related to climate, sustainability, food, energy, pollution and the economy through a $30 million investment to advance six convergent research teams from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of NSF’s Convergence Accelerator Track E: Networked Blue Economy. The focus of the track includes interconnecting the blue economy and accelerating convergence […]

10 top-tier European university accelerator programmes | EU-Startups

Universities play an essential role in nurturing and bolstering the startup ecosystem. Through accelerator programs, universities encourage foster young talent and innovation, they support local economies and help to fill the gap between academia and the market. For this reason, it’s reported that half of all incubators and accelerator programs in the UK are managed […]

FACT SHEET: The United States Announces New Investments and Resources to Advance President Biden’s National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative 

Today, the White House will host a Summit on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing. The Summit is led by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Dr. Alondra Nelson who will be joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, […]

Rowan innovation fund expands to $25 million | Rowan Today | Rowan University

Furthering Rowan University’s commitment to a robust South Jersey economy, the Rowan University Foundation expanded its venture capital fund in August to $25 million. The Rowan Innovation Venture Fund (RIVF), which launched with $5 million in 2014 to seed visionary start-up ideas, received an additional $20 million to back a pipeline of evolving businesses from within and […]