Wanted: Entrepreneurs for M2D2 $200K Challenge

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center seeks entrepreneurs to enter its M2D2 $200K Challenge, as the pitch competition celebrates its 10th year advancing the innovative ideas of early-stage medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies. M2D2 assists entrepreneurs in those sectors with all aspects of moving new products and technologies from concept to commercialization in order […]

MIT Faculty seed projects grow into pandemic research opportunities 

Global partnerships are a fundamental component of research at MIT — even during this time of suspended travel. MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) supports those connections via MISTI Global Seed Funds (GSF). GSF enables participating faculty teams to collaborate with international peers, either at MIT or abroad, to develop and launch joint research projects. MISTI […]

Harvard’s Wyss Institute creates research and innovation alliance with Northpond Labs

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has established its first research and innovation alliance by joining forces with Northpond Labs, the research and development-focused affiliate of a leading science and technology-driven venture capital firm, Northpond Ventures. Through the alliance, Northpond Labs will provide $12 million to create a Laboratory for Bioengineering Research and Innovation at […]

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution 

Imperial and MIT share a commitment to address key global challenges and for 2020, the MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will call for research into climate solutions and the transition to zero pollution. The funding, worth $100,000 in total, will bring together researchers from two of the world’s best universities to build early-stage collaboration. The seed fund is calling […]

Brown to fund biomedical technologies with commercial potential, patient benefits 

Ranging from technology that analyzes the cries of infants for signs of opioid withdrawal to gene therapy treatment for post-traumatic osteoarthritis, five projects led by Brown University research teams have each been awarded $100,000 to help translate their scientific discoveries into commercial products that benefit patients. In its second annual cycle of awards, Brown Biomedical Innovations […]

MIT Energy Initiative awards eight seed fund grants for early-stage MIT energy research

Eight individuals and teams from MIT were recently awarded $150,000 grants through the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Seed Fund Program to support promising novel energy research. The highly competitive annual program received a total of 82 proposals from 88 researchers representing 17 departments, labs, and centers at MIT. The applications, which came from a range […]

Boston startup leaders look for steps to fight racial injustice

As thousands of Bostonians speak out against racism against Black Americans, catalyzed by a string of high-profile deaths—particularly the alleged murder of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis—leaders are beginning to reckon with the racism within the world of startups and venture capital. Fighting police brutality has not historically been in the […]

UMass ADVANCE Announces Collaborative Seed Grant Funding 2020-21

The UMass ADVANCE Program has announced the second round of seed grant funding to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded seed grant projects will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in […]