University City Science Center partnership with CSL Behring accelerates the search for new biotherapies at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware 

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware have been awarded funding and support to accelerate their search for new medicines through an ongoing partnership between global biotechnology leader CSL Behring and the University City Science Center. CSL Behring awarded Cecelia Yates, Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware, $250,000 each and an opportunity to […]

UD’s Hen Hatch 2020 startup funding competition has launched 

University of Delaware’s annual Hen Hatch startup funding competition is back for 2020, with applications currently open for both tracks: one for current students, and one for alumni, faculty and staff. The 10 most promising startups from each track will be selected to pitch in the semifinals in March, followed by the finals in May, where teams will […]

Delaware Valley University hosts Shark Tank-like event

In a Shark Tank-style event next week at Delaware Valley University, local entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofit organizations will make a pitch to a panel of judges and compete for cash prizes to help support their innovations and ideas. The inaugural Spark Bowl competition is open to the public and is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. […]

Worcester startup chosen for digital health ‘sandbox’ at WPI 

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech has selected two startups — Stability Health of Worcester and eMotionRx of Cambridge — to develop and refine their products at the PracticePoint at Worcester Polytechnic Institute “sandbox.” Stability Health aims to improve the lives of people with diabetes. The Worcester-based company’s technology-enabled diabetes care management platform integrates technology, […]

Univ. of Delaware tech incubator wins federal grant

A technology incubator in Delaware is getting support from the Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Delaware’s Blue Hen Proof of Concept program launched in 2016. It connects First State tech startups with funding streams if they can prove their technology has a commercial application. The program has so far given more than $1 […]

UD’s Horn Program finds multiple avenues to guide aspiring entrepreneurs

Over the past seven years, the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has seen good early results in its effort to serve as a springboard for promising start-up ventures. Contributor Larry Nagengast recently spent some looking at the program, how it works and where it’s heading. It’s only seven years since the Horn Program in […]

Delaware Innovation Space Launches First Fund Investment Program 

First Fund provides early stage startups with critical funding to easily and quickly access Delaware Innovation Space’s business building expertise, core programs, scientific equipment, and extensive multi-use wet laboratories. Eligible startups can each secure up to $75,000 investment from the First Fund Program, via a convertible note, funding monthly site-license costs for residency at the […]

Bringing life-saving innovations to market | UDaily

The University of Delaware has joined a network of institutions in the Northeast aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives. DRIVEN, a new accelerator hub for medical entrepreneurship funded by $3.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aims to help people live longer, healthier lives by increasing the number of quality medical […]

[COA Member] University of Delaware Horn Program seeing entrepreneurial success

The University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has a booklet titled “Success Stories.” Inside, there are pictures and biographical information of the people and the businesses that have been nurtured in the program over its five years in existence empowering UD students to develop the mindset and skill set of an entrepreneur. Success, though, […]

University of Delaware founder gets $474K from State to fund new cancer drug company Prelude

Delaware’s Council on Development Finance has voted a $474,491 grant to Prelude Therapeutics, the latest company founded by Dr. Krishna Vaddi, whose previous cancer drug development company, Incyte, is now one of the state’s largest public companies. Prelude, another cancer drug “discovery-based biotech company” that employs around 12 at the University of Delaware’s Star Campus […]