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EU launches €400m venture capital fund to support tech start-ups 

By | November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The European Commission has launched a new fund to bolster venture capital (VC) markets and draw more money to technology start-ups. The new Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme intends to further address Europe’s equity gap, and attract additional private funding from institutional investors into the EU VC asset class. Under the programme, the European Investment [...]

General Mills taps into the ingenuity of start-up companies 

By | October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The company for several years had been trying to come up with high-growth products to capture consumers’ shifting, and fragmenting, preferences. But last October, General Mills realized it would never be able to out-innovate the plethora of small food start-ups pervading the national market. Rather than compete with them, General Mills decided to invest in [...]

University of Maryland/Morgan State EDA Center Leverages New Funding to Network Statewide University Resources

By | October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) will help fund a collaborative initiative that networks resources across the University System of Maryland (USM) to address economic challenges that face Maryland's most vulnerable communities. "This grant writes an important new chapter for UMD/Morgan State's EDA Center," said Dr. C. Scott Dempwolf, Director of the EDA [...]

Safelite plans R&D lab at business incubator near Ohio State University

By | October 17th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Safelite Group chose to look outside its Columbus headquarters for a location for its research and development lab. The auto glass company, based on the Northwest Side, plans to open a lab at Rev1 Ventures, a technology business incubator near Ohio State University. Six to eight people will work there. "By interacting daily with other [...]

Indiana University-Corporate Partnership Woos Students into Advanced Manufacturing 

By | October 14th, 2016|Manufacturing|

An Indiana university that hosts a Toyota manufacturing education program expects to see a boost in admissions with a new marketing partnership the auto company has formed with an online STEM hub. Vincennes University hosts the Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program, which allows students to gain a two-year degree and paid work experience that could [...]

Is it time for a new model to fund science research in higher education?

By | October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The United States is at a crossroads with respect to many societal issues – think about the challenges of improving human health, eradicating hunger, protecting human rights. At the same time, federal support for higher education research and development – a primary venue to generate innovative new solutions for these kinds of vexing problems – [...]

New Princeton University fund to support creative quantitative research projects

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A new fund offered through Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will focus on cross-disciplinary projects involving quantitative data analysis. A call for proposals is open to fund creative research projects, made possible by the Overdeck Family Foundation, which has donated $1 million to create the Overdeck Education Research Innovation Fund. [...]

Kettering University turned vacant land into autonomous vehicle proving grounds for General Motors

By | October 12th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Kettering University unveiled this week an automotive proving grounds in a bid to lure companies and students to the Flint, MI area. The test track is on the school’s grounds, housed on land that once contained a massive General Motors’ manufacturing facility that was torn down and left abandoned. The Kettering University GM Mobility Research [...]

University of California partners with UnitedHealth Group to increase access to medical data 

By | October 11th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

University of California physicians and researchers will have access to one of the largest medical databases of patient records in the country, under an agreement signed last Thursday with insurance company UnitedHealth Group, Inc. The patient records will be used to better UC physicians and researchers’ understanding of medical data. According to the agreement, both [...]

Why Amazon just gave the University of Washington $10M for its new computer science building

By | October 11th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Amazon wants to give more University of Washington students a chance to study computer science — and hopes some of them ultimately decide to work at its company, too. The Seattle-based tech giant on Thursday announced a $10 million donation toward a second building for the UW’s Computer Science & Engineering program, providing a substantial boost to the [...]