Interest: The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) announced today the inaugural class of the CHRT Policy Fellowship at the University of Michigan, a new fellowship program focused on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.
Interest: From an office building in Kendal Square, two Boston University alumni have developed technology that can connect people with the businesses and environments around them through LED lighting. They said after taking a class entitled “The Business of Technology Innovation,” Ganick and Ryan started to consider pursuing entrepreneurial careers. They decided to take that route with the LED technology in 2010.
Interest: Arizona State University’s Venture Catalyst in collaboration with ASU’s technology transfer arm, Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), is launching a new program aimed at creating startup activity among postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.
Interest: Regarding a recent story on business incubators in Jacksonville, Beaver Street incubator has been successfully supporting entrepreneurs, creating hundreds of jobs in the Jacksonville community for the past eight years, long before the current economic downturn.
Interest: Three businesses and product plans put together by Arizona State University students received $15,000 in cash support on Friday as part of the school's 2012 Student Startup Summit & Demo Day.
Interest: A miniature, battery-free, wireless, cardiac implant being developed by a University of Michigan researcher and the Ann Arbor company Integrated Sensing Systems Inc. has received important funding that could get it to patients more quickly.
Interest: The SBIR program is highly desirable for small businesses as defined by the administration since it is a source of non-dilutive funds that was envisioned to be used to support expoloratory work. Often such funds are used to de-risk technical challenges and demonstrate that a technology can be a viable product.
Interest: he Fusion Center of Innovation was recently created to encourage student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of technology provided by the company Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD, and additional resources from the University’s Technology Entrepreneur Center, or TEC, and IllinoisVENTURES.
Interest: On Thursday, company executives were at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel on the University of Maryland, College Park campus to show off the aerodynamic properties of the G2, as the car is called, and talk up their project. Genovation has won a $135,000 product development grant from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships, a university program.
Interest: University of Kansas research has led to the creation of a new startup company that will develop online curriculum for health care professionals involved in managing the care of cancer survivors.
Interest: Last school year, the University of Arizona received nearly $900 more in state funding per student than Arizona State University and about $760 more per student than Northern Arizona University.
Interest: For many aspiring entrepreneurs, the hunt for venture capital is a tale of frustration and woe. Yet an entrepreneurial minority, sometimes viewed as the lucky few, appears to raise money with relative ease.
Interest: The Pentagon plans to fork over $32 million to develop "fun to play" computer games that can refine the way weapons systems are tested to ensure they are free from software errors and security bugs, according to a Defense Department solicitation.
Interest: Those were among the recommendations at a "Presidents-Investors Summit" here Wednesday that attracted venture capitalists, university presidents, and government officials. Many came because universities face political and economic pressure to smooth the process of commercializing research, and administrators are scrambling to put in place a range of new programs, such as no-fee licensing arrangements and simplified agreements for sponsored research.
Interest: The legislative compromise on a short-term payroll tax extension dominated headlines in late December, but few journalists heralded a provision that was included in the bill that will help small businesses and boost America’s economy: the six-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Interest: At the sixth annual Presidents-Investors Summit, Coleman pointed to numerous examples of activities designed to help start new companies and encourage students and faculty to engage in business creation.