VIPC awards $1.5 Million in Commonwealth Commercialization fund grants 

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation’s (VIPC) Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) announced more than $1.5 million in funding for 24 Virginia-based businesses and university researchers in Q3 2022. The CCF program has awarded more than $42 million to the Virginia technology ecosystem since 2012 for innovation and commercialization support, the office of the […]

Maryland Inno – TEDCO initiative aims to advance technologies to the commercial market

TEDCO established the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) in 2012 as a technology transfer program with the goal to grow and accelerate promising technologies through venture creation. University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) is one of five universities working in partnership with TEDCO on the MII program. Pitchbook recently ranked UMCP as one of the top 100 institutions for […]

Invent Penn State LaunchBox and Innovation Network supports startups across PA

Invent Penn State’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network has provided a wide array of no-cost entrepreneurial resources to innovators across the state for the past six years. The Network is comprised of 21 LaunchBox and innovation spaces embedded within Commonwealth Campus communities. These spaces provide specialized programs to de-risk and accelerate startup companies including no-cost coworking space, […]

Princeton establishes Energy Research Fund

The fund provides up to $2 million of annual support, in part to offset research funding no longer available because of fossil fuel dissociation. It underlines the University’s ongoing commitment to support innovative energy research and emphasizes the critical role that the energy sector will play in securing a sustainable shared future. “This fund will […]

UT Austin Seed Fund Launched With First Investment – UT News

AUSTIN, Texas — Discovery to Impact, the newly named group leading The University of Texas at Austin’s research commercialization and innovation efforts, has formed a new $10 million UT Seed Fund. The fund will invest in the most promising new startups built on university-owned intellectual property emerging from UT Austin’s $800 million research enterprise. “By […]

Rice U. technology startup Syzygy Plasmonics raises $76 million in latest funding round 

HOUSTON – (Nov. 16, 2022) – Syzygy Plasmonics, a Houston-based startup fueled by technology developed at Rice University, has announced $76 million in Series C financing led by Carbon Direct Capital — one of the largest rounds of funding for a venture spun out of a Rice lab. Syzygy is focused on commercializing deep decarbonization of chemical […]

Efforts Underway to Address Technology Transfer Risk from China at U.S. Universities

A third of foreign graduate students studying STEM at U.S. universities are Chinese nationals—some with access to sensitive research. U.S. agencies have identified several factors indicating the types of students—such as being from a country of concern like China—who may pose a greater risk of transferring technology to foreign entities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement keeps […]

Marquette University: 707 Hub recognized for outstanding student engagement and leadership 

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s 707 Hub, a collaboration and innovation space offered through the Office of Research and Innovation, received the 2022 award for Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership at a university with more than 5,000 students from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, earning the recognition at the annual GCEC Conference, Oct. 27-29, in Las […]