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UK university-industry links at risk from Brexit 

By | March 6th, 2017|University-Industry Relations|

Large United Kingdom research-intensive universities are most at risk of having their collaborative links with industry damaged by Brexit, according to a new report from three experts from Leiden University in the Netherlands. The report, UK Universities Interacting with Industry: Patterns of research collaboration and inter-sectoral mobility of academic researchers, was presented at the Centre [...]

Microsoft to fund research partnership between UBC and U Washington

By | February 27th, 2017|University-Industry Relations|

Microsoft has pledged $1 million to the creation of a data science partnership between the University of Washington (UW) and the University of British Columbia. This follows the Cascadia Conference hosted in Vancouver last September, after which UBC entered talks with UW with the goal of creating paths for future collaboration in data science and [...]

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and New York Genome Center Collaborate to Launch JLABS

By | January 12th, 2017|University-Industry Relations|

 Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC, New York State and the New York Genome Center today announced a collaboration to launch a new JLABS in New York City. Called JLABS @ NYC, the 30,000-square foot facility will be located at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) in SoHo and will open in 2018. The project is [...]

University Hospitals, Medtronic partner to improve care delivery 

By | December 1st, 2016|*Promo, University-Industry Relations|

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a medical technology company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has signed an agreement with University Hospitals to improve care delivery and patient experience. Through Medtronic's first Integrated Health Solutions Agreement in the United States, it will partner with UH to implement models to improve workflow and find operational efficiencies for catheterization and electrophysiology [...]

University of Michigan partners with Chinese institutions, companies for research projects

By | November 28th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Last week, the University of Michigan announced a partnership with Chinese institutions to solve and improve global problems including the need for clean water technology and new transportation methods for future generations. Though some of the agreements are still preliminary, the partnership has received an approximate $54 million to jumpstart their research projects. S. Jack [...]

Universities Are Key To Making Sure The UK Is Competitive in An Innovative World

By | November 22nd, 2016|*Promo, University-Industry Relations|

It is notoriously difficult to predict the technologies of the future: who can forget Tomorrow’s World presenter Raymond Baxter confidently espousing the merits of paper underwear, or ‘Whispering’ Ted Lowe being forced to improvise by an uncooperative snooker-playing robot on the same programme? These outlandish glimpses into our imagined future may have turned out to [...]

Thomson Reuters Leveraging Toronto’s “World-Class” Tech Talent with Lab Expansion

By | November 22nd, 2016|*Promo, Technology, University-Industry Relations|

Earlier this month, multinational mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters, announced a huge expansion of its Canadian operations with the creation of a new technology center in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Thomson Reuters set up a data and innovation lab in Ontario last year, called Thomson Reuters Labs – Waterloo Region, where the firm already [...]

Google Opens Montreal AI Lab to compete with Apple for artificial intelligence talent

By | November 22nd, 2016|*Promo, Artificial Intelligence, University-Industry Relations|

GOOGLE IS BUILDING a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players. Hugo Larochelle will run the new lab after joining Google from the Twitter, where he was part of the company’s central AI team. It’s a [...]

Facebook acquires CMU face-tracking spinoff company FacioMetrics

By | November 18th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

FacioMetrics, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company, announced Wednesday it is being acquired by Facebook. The company developed basic algorithms for facial feature tracking and software that could run on most smartphones, according to an archived version of its website and CMU. "We started FacioMetrics to respond to the increasing interest and demand for facial [...]

Safelite plans R&D lab at business incubator near Ohio State University

By | October 17th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Safelite Group chose to look outside its Columbus headquarters for a location for its research and development lab. The auto glass company, based on the Northwest Side, plans to open a lab at Rev1 Ventures, a technology business incubator near Ohio State University. Six to eight people will work there. "By interacting daily with other [...]