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Private Companies Fund Public-University Research

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  At the University of California, Davis, researchers are regularly invited to attend on-campus meet-and-greets with potential corporate funders to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities. Handshakes and business cards are routinely exchanged—so are nondisclosure agreements. Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist at U.C. Davis, says such meetings and the attendant nondisclosure agreements are commonplace and that it’s [...]

10 Universities Spending Billions on R&D

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

U.S. universities and colleges spent a combined $68.8 billion on research and development in 2015. R&D spending is highly concentrated among the top research universities, with the top 20 schools accounting for more than 30% of all research expenditure among institutions of higher education in the U.S. To identify the universities investing the most in [...]

UK university-industry links at risk from Brexit 

By | March 6th, 2017|University-Industry Relations|

Large United Kingdom research-intensive universities are most at risk of having their collaborative links with industry damaged by Brexit, according to a new report from three experts from Leiden University in the Netherlands. The report, UK Universities Interacting with Industry: Patterns of research collaboration and inter-sectoral mobility of academic researchers, was presented at the Centre [...]

Amazon Extends University Ties in AI Race

By | March 6th, 2017|Artificial Intelligence|

Amazon has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the latest move by a technology firm to nurture ideas and talent in artificial intelligence research. The ecommerce company said it is paying for a year-long doctoral fellowship at four universities for an undisclosed sum. Working with professors, the [...]

Monsanto donates lab to drive University of Wisconsin agricultural innovation

By | March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

A new, $10 million plant research lab could help the University of Wisconsin further its research on genetically modified organisms and agricultural production. Monsanto, a company working on agricultural biotechnology, donated the lab to UW earlier this month. Monsanto and UW have a shared history in agricultural research. In the early 1980s, the university opened a scientific [...]

Research in 3-D: Lockheed Martin Teams Up with Brigham Young University on Virtual Reality

By | March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Brigham Young University (BYU) are collaborating to apply gaming technology for engineering purposes, allowing users to interact with, record and share engineering designs in virtual reality. Last year, the company awarded a research grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects [...]

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) Adds Columbia University Medical Center and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to II-ON

By | March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Columbia University Medical Center and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) have joined the International Immuno-Oncology Network (II-ON), a global peer-to-peer collaboration between Bristol-Myers Squibb and academia that aims to advance Immuno-Oncology (I-O) science and translational medicine to improve patient outcomes. Launched in 2012 by Bristol-Myers Squibb, [...]

Microsoft to fund research partnership between UBC and U Washington

By | February 27th, 2017|University-Industry Relations|

Microsoft has pledged $1 million to the creation of a data science partnership between the University of Washington (UW) and the University of British Columbia. This follows the Cascadia Conference hosted in Vancouver last September, after which UBC entered talks with UW with the goal of creating paths for future collaboration in data science and [...]

Australian government signs university research and innovation/Tech Transfer agreement with Israel

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Australian and Israeli governments have signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation in technological innovation, research, and development that will allow Australian companies to take advantage of opportunities in Israel's biotechnology, IT, and R&D sectors. In a statement, recently appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos said the agreement is "great news" as [...]

Jay Z Set to Launch Venture Capital Fund 

By | February 27th, 2017|Creative, Design|

Jay Z is not a businessman, he’s a business, man. For his next non-music endeavor, Hov is set to launch a venture capital fund. According to Axios, the Brooklyn mogul is launching the venture capital fund with business partner and Roc Nation president Jay Brown. Reportedly, Jay Z and Brown are teaming up with Sherpa [...]