NSF Funds 5 Projects for 2nd Phase of 5G Accelerator Program – ExecutiveBiz

The National Science Foundation is investing a total of $25 million to support the second phase of five projects that aim to enhance 5G network infrastructure. The grants, which were awarded by the NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, are part of the Convergence Accelerator Track G program, the foundation said Thursday. The teams are led […]

UC Berkeley’s latest contribution to innovation is an innovative way to finance it

Innovation starts with ideas but often comes down to financing. As the first-ever chief innovation officer at the University of California, Berkeley, Rich Lyons has overseen a program that comes up with new ways of funding innovative startups and bringing the profits back to the university. Lyons is a former dean of the business school at UC Berkeley and […]

Eight startups selected for fall 2023 FastTrack Penn State Accelerator

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank has accepted eight early-stage business startups into its fall 2023 FastTrack Accelerator program. The startups selected range from glowing soap and a modern color vision test to a Latin American gaming media group, an arts education company, and an adventure STEAM summer camp. The no-cost business accelerator program […]

University of Oregon Accelerates Innovation with the Innovation Flywheel 

In fiscal year 2022-23 (FY 23), from July 2022 through June 2023, there were 31 innovation disclosures and the UO filed for 26 new patents. Researchers launched two new spinout companies based on university research, bringing the total number of existing startups with formal ties to the university up to 32. The UO saw an […]

U-Michigan reasserts commitment to research, innovation, economic impact statewide

As part of a comprehensive strategy to enhance innovation at the University of Michigan and accelerate economic impact across the State of Michigan, the Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced four new leadership appointments. On September 21, the U-M Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Cunningham as Vice President […]

Donor-supported Georgetown University MC Gap Fund continues to advance innovative research

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Gap Fund, now in its third year, provides generous support to promising and innovative medical research at stages when funding can be difficult to secure. A collaboration between the Office of Advancement and the Office of Technology Commercialization, the Gap Fund was first created in 2021 through a $1M gift […]

SUNY announces Technology Accelerator Fund Grants

Albany, NY – State University of New York Chancellor John B. King, Jr. today announced that $450,000 in seed funding through the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) has been distributed to eight SUNY campuses. The grants will fund nine ongoing, potentially groundbreaking research opportunities on technologies intended to treat serious illnesses and safeguard our environment, such as […]

TU’s Hurricane Ventures announces first two startup investments – The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the launch of Hurricane Ventures. This new initiative, in partnership with 46 Venture Capital, is designed to be a funding catalyst for TU student, faculty, staff and alumni startups. Leveraging the resources and knowledge network of the university, Hurricane Ventures is seeding early-stage companies […]