Discovery to Product: Emerging Technologies at UW-Madison get boost from state funds

Emerging technologies produced at UW–Madison will benefit from a $300,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and an on-campus award program administered by UW–Discovery Madison’s to Product (D2P) (WEDC). D2P’s annual State Economic Engagement and Development (SEED) initiative will support eight startups formed by UW–Madison researchers pursue innovative research and commercialization. WEDC’s contribution […]

Research development key to advancing Virginia Tech’s research and innovation ecosystem

In addition to enhancing research and innovation culture, ecosystem, and growth, the Research and Innovation office continues to restructure, realign, and reinforce capabilities to assist faculty in winning more competitive, major research grants to boost the impact of their portfolios. Virginia Tech faculty members displayed their research goals in 2021 by submitting a record number […]

UCalgary community pitches innovative startup ideas at Launchpad Liftoff Competition 

At the second annual Launchpad Liftoff Competition, organized by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking in cooperation with the Schulich School of Engineering, students and researchers from the University of Calgary took to the virtual stage to showcase their unique company concepts. Improved health and wellbeing, greater travel experiences, and environmental sustainability were among the […]

IU Launches Faculty Startup Accelerator Program 

Indiana University is developing a startup accelerator program to assist professors in turning their research findings and professional insights into successful enterprises. The IU Faculty Startup Accelerator Program is a partnership between IU’s Innovation and Commercialization Office and Bloomington’s The Mill. The program is meant for IU entrepreneurs with early stage, scalable company concepts, according to IU. “We are excited to partner with The Mill to offer this program tailored for IU inventors and entrepreneurs,” said Simran Trana, associate vice president of the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office. “Through this program, participants will improve […]

UNM Rainforest Innovations announces spring pitch competition winners

What is the time it takes to earn $1,000? It just takes 90 seconds for students competing in the yearly Rainforest Pitch Competition (plus a good business idea). For a chance to receive seed financing, more than 60 New Mexico college students submitted video proposals. This semester’s business concepts included a search engine for low-cost […]

Students explored innovation, entrepreneurship during Startup Week 

From expert panels and keynote speakers to workshops and networking opportunities, Penn State Startup Week presented by PNC, which took place from April 4 to 8, encouraged students across the Commonwealth with a diverse range of activities highlighting and celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. More than 65 in-person, hybrid, and virtual activities, including four in Spanish, […]

Australia has committed $1.6 billion to help research projects become commercialised

The federal government would spend $2.2 billion to commercialize academic research, putting “university innovation and industry collaboration front and center of Australia’s economic recovery.” The funding includes $1.6 billion over ten years for Australia’s Economic Accelerator, a new competitive funding program to assist university projects in bridging the so-called “valley of death,” the space between […]

CSIRO’s VC fund backs biotech startups from U New South Wales

SynBio 10x will be held in collaboration with the RNA Institute and the University of New South Wales’ School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. Each startup in the accelerator program will get a $120,000 investment from Main Sequence, with the promise that the VC will look to provide further funding after the program for high-performing […]

Berkeley SkyDeck Closes $60 Million Fund II

SkyDeck Fund II has closed at UC Berkeley SkyDeck, the worldwide hub for entrepreneurship and a top accelerator. Fund II is roughly three times larger than Fund I, with $60 million in commitments, and includes a wide group of returning and new investors, including renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firms. The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is […]