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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

$20M Frankel Innovation Initiative Set to Kick off Third Round of Funding | Michigan Medicine

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)(link is external), a unit of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research(link is external), is launching the third round of the Frankel Innovation Initiative(link is external), a $20 million gift from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation to support research and development of life-saving therapies at Michigan Medicine […]

UConn Moving Forward on Bold ‘Innovation Faculty’ Recruitment

UConn’s broad proposal to boost Connecticut’s economy by dramatically boosting faculty-led innovation is going forward, with key committees approving its details on Wednesday and forwarding it to the full Board of Trustees. The “Innovation Faculty Hires & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative” was developed by UConn as a pathway to increase tech transfer, entrepreneurship, and innovation by […]

 RFSUNY Technology Accelerator Fund Call for Submissions

The TAF Class of 2022 marks the program’s eleventh year of assisting SUNY faculty inventors and scientists in commercializing their research. The program focuses on key research and development milestones, such as feasibility studies, prototyping, and testing, that indicate a product’s commercial viability. The idea is to make them more appealing to potential investors. The […]