$19.9M expands biomed research, translational science in RI 

The federally funded Advance Clinical and Translational Research program — of which the University of Rhode Island is a key partner — recently received a $19.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund the program’s expansion into a second five-year phase. Advance-CTR is a statewide partnership that consists of URI, […]

Rhode Island Foundation awards $340K in grants to medical research projects

Sixteen medical research projects will benefit from nearly $340,000 in seed funding from the Rhode Island Foundation. The grants are intended to further study of Lyme disease, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer, among other disorders and conditions. Foundation funding for the projects is expected to help researchers win larger funding from national sources. Some […]

Rhode Island is boosting innovation grants to $1.5M

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo opened the second round of the state’s Innovation Voucher Program last week, soliciting applications from Rhode Island companies with fewer than 500 employees to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to fund research and development. About $1.5 million in funding is available in the 2016-17 fiscal year, the second year […]

RI Slater Fund offers $500,000 for new drug-discovery firm

The Slater Technology Fund on Thursday announced it is dedicating $500,000 in seed funding to help launch MindImmune Therapeutics, a company that hopes to develop drugs that will utilize the immune system to treat such neurological diseases as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. The money will further expand the company’s collaboration with the George and Anne Ryan […]

Accelerate Long Island is back with $6M+ seed fund 

Accelerate Long Island is back in business, and it’s main private-investment partners are coming along for the ride. The seed-funding business accelerator, which has been publicly quiet since awarding its 10th and final first-round stipend in December, has been awarded $3 million by Empire State Development to establish the Accelerate NY Seed Fund, with matching […]