2022 Brown OVPR Seed Awards fund research by faculty 

The recipients of the 2022 Office of the Vice President for Research Seed Awards were announced last month. These funds are designed to help “faculty be more competitive for external grants, from federal funding agencies or foundations,” Vice President for Research Jill Pipher wrote in an email to The Herald. The process of applying for funding from outside […]

Washington State U Commercialization Gap Fund supports high market potential research in 2022 

An improved method for treating age-related eye diseases is one of nine projects by Washington State University researchers awarded with commercialization gap funding this year. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) provides funding to help WSU scientists such as Kuen-Ren “Roland” Chen bring their technology from the research laboratory to the market. Chen is developing a […]

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies. Texas Tech awarded four […]

Commercialization Fund awards support to six VCU innovators 

A refrigerated shipping container designed and powered by technology invented by Virginia Commonwealth University engineers someday could bring fresh food to people living in food deserts or disaster victims living without power. The VCU Commercialization Fund chose this project by Stephen Fong, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, […]

NUtech Ventures announces 2021 Innovator Awards

The awards recognize university personnel and companies who are developing and commercializing cutting-edge research. Brad Roth, NUtech executive director, opened the awards ceremony, followed by comments from Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green. Green acknowledged the importance of university commercialization, especially as it relates to the N2025 strategic plan. The strategic plan includes goals to increase the number of patents, copyrights, company […]

New Startups Built From UC Davis Research and Innovation Emerge With Solutions in Health, Energy and Agriculture

uring the 2020-21 fiscal year, nine startups executed agreements to access foundational intellectual property and commercialize new technologies developed at the University of California, Davis. The emerging startups are focused on technological solutions to meet needs in health, energy and agriculture. “It is always exciting to see innovations from UC Davis translated into commercial applications that benefit our regional […]

Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation […]

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does happen? One of the misconceptions […]

PSU Eberly’s 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare them to translate their Penn […]