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Private Companies Fund Public-University Research

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  At the University of California, Davis, researchers are regularly invited to attend on-campus meet-and-greets with potential corporate funders to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities. Handshakes and business cards are routinely exchanged—so are nondisclosure agreements. Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist at U.C. Davis, says such meetings and the attendant nondisclosure agreements are commonplace and that it’s [...]

10 Universities Spending Billions on R&D

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

U.S. universities and colleges spent a combined $68.8 billion on research and development in 2015. R&D spending is highly concentrated among the top research universities, with the top 20 schools accounting for more than 30% of all research expenditure among institutions of higher education in the U.S. To identify the universities investing the most in [...]

Monsanto donates lab to drive University of Wisconsin agricultural innovation

By | March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

A new, $10 million plant research lab could help the University of Wisconsin further its research on genetically modified organisms and agricultural production. Monsanto, a company working on agricultural biotechnology, donated the lab to UW earlier this month. Monsanto and UW have a shared history in agricultural research. In the early 1980s, the university opened a scientific [...]

Research in 3-D: Lockheed Martin Teams Up with Brigham Young University on Virtual Reality

By | March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Brigham Young University (BYU) are collaborating to apply gaming technology for engineering purposes, allowing users to interact with, record and share engineering designs in virtual reality. Last year, the company awarded a research grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects [...]

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) Adds Columbia University Medical Center and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to II-ON

By | March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Columbia University Medical Center and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) have joined the International Immuno-Oncology Network (II-ON), a global peer-to-peer collaboration between Bristol-Myers Squibb and academia that aims to advance Immuno-Oncology (I-O) science and translational medicine to improve patient outcomes. Launched in 2012 by Bristol-Myers Squibb, [...]

Australian government signs university research and innovation/Tech Transfer agreement with Israel

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Australian and Israeli governments have signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation in technological innovation, research, and development that will allow Australian companies to take advantage of opportunities in Israel's biotechnology, IT, and R&D sectors. In a statement, recently appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos said the agreement is "great news" as [...]

DARPA to extend performer network to more universities: Register for event on March 8

By | December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

***Note: It appears that this request for registration is intended for VP or university-wide level administrators due to limited capacity*** The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring an Academic Research Roundtable event with the broader potential performer community in higher education for the purpose of engaging its members in a dialogue on technology [...]

Cuts in Spending for Research Worldwide May Threaten Innovation

By | December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A decline in government funding of science and technology research in some countries – including four of the world’s 10 biggest economies – could pose a threat to innovation at a time when global challenges such as climate change and ageing populations demand solutions, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or [...]

EU launches €400m venture capital fund to support tech start-ups 

By | November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The European Commission has launched a new fund to bolster venture capital (VC) markets and draw more money to technology start-ups. The new Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme intends to further address Europe’s equity gap, and attract additional private funding from institutional investors into the EU VC asset class. Under the programme, the European Investment [...]

General Mills taps into the ingenuity of start-up companies 

By | October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The company for several years had been trying to come up with high-growth products to capture consumers’ shifting, and fragmenting, preferences. But last October, General Mills realized it would never be able to out-innovate the plethora of small food start-ups pervading the national market. Rather than compete with them, General Mills decided to invest in [...]