University accelerator sees startups smash $50m milestone 

The University of Queensland has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million. UQ offers a range of hands-on programs, including its Germinate accelerator, that give budding founders the skills, connections and seed funding to create a startup and to turn early-stage […]

EPFL startups raise record $393M in outside capital in 2016

Companies  linked to the Lausanne-based tech university raised 397 million francs ($393m) in 2016, smashing the previous record set in 2014, of 242 million francs, EPFL said in a statement. The funds were raised by spin-offs created as a result of technology developed in an EPFL lab or created by a campus researcher, as well […]

Research University Technology and Start-Up Gap Funding Review

These days, universities talk a big game about innovation, and some ideologues even say that universities are so outdated that they hinder innovation, but the truth is that research universities continue to play a major role in the development of new technologies.  Whether new technologies are developed in universities or at scrappy startups that operate […]

Bridging the Gap: Commentary on University Technology and Start-up Gap Funding for 5/6/16

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Bridging the Gap: Commentary on University Technology and Start-up Gap Funding for 4/22/16

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Bridging the Gap: Commentary on University Technology and Start-up Gap Funding for 4/15/16

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Bridging the Gap: Commentary on University Technology and Start-up Gap Funding for 3/8/16

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Wichita State University Ventures accelerator program results in the addition of 15 jobs 

Last year’s Innovation Accelerator competition, held by Wichita State’s WSU Ventures and funded through the Kansas Department of Commerce, has resulted in the addition of 15 jobs. In early 2015, seven technology-based companies were awarded with $109,600 in funding through the Competitive Innovation Accelerator Shock Tank competition. The competition sought innovation with commercial applications and […]

Innovosource Launches Mind the Gap Report: The Best Program Development Guide for University Technology and Start-up Gap Fund Managers

Innovosource Launches Mind the Gap Report: The Best Program Development Guide for University Technology and Start-up Gap Fund Managers It has always remained challenging to overcome the crevice that exists between great ideas and the end products. Even though there are millions of breakthrough technologies and research projects, it has always remained challenging to face […]