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Author: Andrea Corry


Source: IT Business Net


Interest: Siemens via its Venture Capital unit (SFS VC) has made a strategic corporate investment of $10 million (series A funding) in Polarion Software.


Link: http://internet.itbusinessnet.com/article/Polarion-Secures-10-Million-in-Series-A-Funding-from-Siemens-Venture-Capital-3102399

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Author: JD Alois


Source: www.crowdfundinsider.com


Interest: angelMDangelMD, a crowdfunding platform that connects physicians and leading medical startups, has stated the number of medical startups with live profiles on the site now exceeds 100. Startups listed on the site must be a medical product or product enabled service, must be a legal entity and be ready to share their story. angelMD selects investment candidates from those listed on the site seeking capital.


Link: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2014/03/33182-medical-investment-crowdfunding-platform-angelmd-lists-100th-startup/

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Author: Ricky Hopper


Source: Technician online


Interest: Crowdfunding has become increasingly prevalent as a way to fund small businesses and other projects during recent years. Sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and others have allowed small teams to raise awareness and gain funding for innovative technologies and artistic endeavors alike.


Link: http://www.technicianonline.com/features/article_a873198e-a4e9-11e3-ac1c-0017a43b2370.html

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Author: Sam Shead


Source: techworld


Interest: Belfast start-up Analytics Engines has raised over £1 million for its big data technology that aims to enhance the speed and efficiency of software applications. The firm, founded in 2008 as a spin-out from Queen's University Belfast, claims that its technology can be used by businesses, particularly those in the finance, genomics, utilities and database sectors, to run faster, more accurate analytics on large volumes of data.


Link: http://news.techworld.com/sme/3505242/belfast-big-data-start-up-secures-over-1m-improve-tech-go-global/

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Author: www.utexas.edu


Source: www.utexas.edu


Interest: AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), and the private companies it has nurtured, generated 6,520 jobs and produced $880 million in economic benefit for Texas during the past decade, according to a new study of the business incubator’s success.ATI’s contributions have come as Central Texas has experienced an economic and high-tech boom. The report detailing these successes comes as the region prepares to host the 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival, which draws global attention


Link: http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/03/05/austin-technology-incubator-impacts-economy/

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Author: MARTHA MENDOZA


Source: Boston.com


Interest: Fred Turner, who studies culture and technology as an associate professor at Stanford University, said it’s ‘‘fascinating that a person of his caliber and experience would move into this space.’’


Link: http://www.boston.com/business/technology/2014/03/04/former-naacp-president-moves-venture-capital/ZYMk4INHuSgkEQtLiksoTP/story.html

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Author: Cory Doctorow


Source: Boing Boing


Interest: Jason & Farah, cognitive science postdocs at Washington University, write, "We humans have always used our surroundings to extend our memory. But is the technology of today enhancing human memory, or replacing it? Help us do the research! We plan to gather survey data and run Internet-based psychology experiments to find out: How are people currently using technology for memory purposes?


Link: http://boingboing.net/2014/03/04/crowdfunding-research-into-mem.html

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Author: Walter D. Valdivia


Source: TechTank


Interest: In the knowledge economy, universities have been called to play a central role as knowledge producers. Universities are actively seeking to accommodate those public demands and many have engaged an ongoing review of their educational programs and their research portfolios to make them more attuned to industrial needs. Technology transfer is a function that universities are seeking to make more efficient in order to better engage with the economy.


Link: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/03/04-unequal-tech-transfer-valdivia

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Author: Danny Crichton


Source: TechCrunch


Interest: The development of Massive Open Online Courses by startups like Udacity, Coursera, and others have forced many staid university administrators to consider how technology can transform higher education, particularly in the dissemination of educational content. And while the hype around these startups may have subsided, the change in mindset they have engendered means that their influence will continue well into the future.


Link: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/03/from-crowdfunding-to-open-access-startups-are-experimenting-with-academic-research/?ncid=rss

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Author: Nicole Bolton


Source: BusinessWire


Interest: LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bruin Biometrics, LLC (“BBI”), a medical device company with two biometric sensing products ready for market in Europe and the United States, announced it has closed a $10 million round of funding which was oversubscribed by almost $2.7 million. The funds will be deployed to market the developed products, complete clinical trials and continue R&D on the product pipeline...


Link: http://goo.gl/HGbKpy

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Author: BUSINESS DESK


Source: Cambridge News


Interest: The University of Cambridge is one of the founding members of the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), the first pan-European open platform dedicated to helping start-ups to progress to maturity. Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Business/Business-News/ideaSpace-Cambridge-Universitys-representative-for-the-first-pan-European-open-platform-goes-global-with-start-ups-initiative-20140225081643.htm#ixzz2uTKSYgBC


Link: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Business/Business-News/ideaSpace-Cambridge-Universitys-representative-for-the-first-pan-European-open-platform-goes-global-with-start-ups-initiative-20140225081643.htm

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Author: Michigan Growth Capital Symposium


Source: Michigan Growth Capital Symposium


Interest: MGCS is presented by the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance and the Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with support from the Michigan Venture Capital Association and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1756573

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Author: University of Maryland BioPark


Source: University of Maryland BioPark


Interest: The University of Maryland (UM) BioPark and UM Ventures announced today that Advanced Metrics, a successful early-stage UM, Baltimore (UMB) startup has moved from offices on the University’s campus to the BioPark. Advanced Metrics is leveraging software development and data expertise to provide solutions for the healthcare industry. It has moved quickly into commercialization since establishment only a year ago.


Link: http://news.gnom.es/pr/umb-health-it-start-up-advanced-metrics-caps-quick-entrance-into-commercialization-with-move-to-university-of-maryland-biopark

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Author: Lincoln Journal Star


Source: Lincoln Journal Star


Interest: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln said it will be a partner in a $320 million advanced manufacturing collaboration that President Barack Obama announced Tuesday at the White House.


Link: http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-part-of-federal-manufacturing-research-hub/article_13288519-844a-5c13-87ae-ff55278f6d1c.html

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Author: JANE YU


Source: Orange County Business Journal


Interest: University of California, Irvine, has announced the establishment of its Institute for Innovation, the latest in the school’s efforts to foster entrepreneurialism and technology development that will help create commercial applications for the school’s research


Link: http://www.ocbj.com/news/2014/feb/25/new-center-commercialization-research-uci/

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Author: Jack Casey


Source: WisBusiness.com


Interest: Sean Jacobsohn, a California venture capitalist and UW-Madison grad, said potential company founders should focus on the quality of their "team" before looking for financial backing.


Link: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=317347

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Author: JIM PROVANCE


Source: BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF


Interest: COLUMBUS — Rocket Ventures LLC, the venture capital firm formerly associated with the University of Toledo, essentially emerged from probation on Tuesday as the state loosened its purse strings to release $1 million in funding it had withheld as an incentive for improvement. Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/02/26/Ohio-s-purse-opens-wider-for-Rocket-Ventures.html#8pTyFBvCFR7X7e1y.99


Link: http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/02/26/Ohio-s-purse-opens-wider-for-Rocket-Ventures.html

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Author: LINDSAY WELBERS


Source: Hyde Park Herald


Interest: The CIE is the University of Chicago’s space for business and technological development. It currently occupies space on the 11th floor of Harper Court, but when fully operational will also occupy the second floors of the Harper Theater building and the former Herald building.


Link: http://hpherald.com/2014/02/26/chicago-innovation-exchange-awarded-275k/

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Author: Digital Journal


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: "Elite research universities act as engines of innovation and progress, not only by engaging in fundamental research but also by helping students and faculty transform discoveries into practices and products that benefit society," Gillman said. "Making this a more strategic focus is especially vital for UCI, given that we're located in a region known for its entrepreneurial spirit. It will also enhance our ability to attract and retain outstanding faculty and students, who increasingly expect ca


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1757276

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Author: Carrie Ghose


Source: Columbus Business First


Interest: The $35 million joint venture fund that Ohio State University and Ohio University committed to nearly two years ago could get bigger before it makes its first investment.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/02/26/ohio-state-ohio-university-in-talks.html

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