Interest: tudent-led fund partners with two of the region's leading VC firms on deal with real-time healthcare analytics provider
The Wolverine Venture Fund, managed by students at The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced it has invested in ArborMetrix, a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics. The $7 million Series B round of venture capital financing was led by RPM Ventures alongside existi
Interest: The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has awarded DornerWorks a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to study the feasibility of developing a space-qualified hypervisor that will support the virtualization of satellite payloads.
The DornerWorks ARLX Hypervisor is an open-source, safe and secure system that started with internal research and development funding, followed with two US Navy SBIR awards, and continues to evolve with the DARPA SBIR.
Interest: BioCrossroads and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute announced today the receipt of a $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the CICP Foundation, Inc., in support of the charitable, educational and scientific activities of the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute. The Institute is a significant new statewide public-private entity bringing together Indiana's life sciences industry leaders and academic research institutions through a novel structure to accelerate Indiana's stren
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Interest: Yet another green initiative by NYC's Mayor Bloomberg is the city's new cleantech incubator, the Clean Technology Entrepreneur Center (NYC CTEC).
With the purpose of further diversifying NYC's economy, it will support startups focused on solving urban challenges of sustainability, energy and resilience.
Interest: Raleigh, N.C. — A bill backed by a Morrisville businessman and Republican that would help entrepreneurs raise money through "crowdfunding" could be approved by the N.C. House today.
N.C. House Bill 680, call the bill the "North Carolina JOBS Act," is up for consideration by the House, says WRAL.com's Mark Binker.
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Interest: An airfoil manufacturing technology promises to improve the performance of natural gas turbines and has been commercialized through research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Siemens Energy Inc. (NYSE: SI) licensed the technology in 2011. Siemens has now opened a new facility in Charlottesville, Va., employing Mikro Systems patented Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMOsm) manufacturing technology to manufacture improved airfoils.
Interest: Venture capital for developmentally-rigorous, early-stage technology and start-ups is dead, so research universities, often a source for this future innovation, have offered a solution to this dearth in available capital through gap funding programs. A new online resource called Mind the Gap, details these gap funding programs and the impact they are having on the innovation landscape.
Interest: With an experimental therapy that could save "millions of lives," biotech startup XO1 Ltd. said it has raised $11 million in a Series A round of financing from Index Ventures. Index Ventures has formed the startup and invested in the young company from a $200 million fund closed in 2012 with capital from GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) to fuel new asset-focused drug companies.
Interest: New York wants to be Clean City, USA.
The city is deepening its investment in clean technology innovation with the launch of a 10,000-square-foot incubator in downtown Brooklyn, at 15 MetroTech, city officials told the Daily News.
Interest: The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) has announced two funding opportunities relating to solid-state lighting.
Both opportunities seek proposals for “transformational advances in wide-bandgap materials, device fabrication, and device architectures”, with the goal of enabling the development of high-voltage, high-current, single-die power semiconductor devices:
Interest: The U.S. EPA has announced more than $2 million in funding to 25 small businesses under its Small Business Innovation Research program, which funds innovative research resulting in new commercial products, processes and services that protect the environment, benefit the public and promote the growth of small businesses. Several biomass projects were awarded under the latest funding round. - See more at:
Interest: SPARKS, Md., June 13, 2013 — Brimrose Corp. has received two US Army contracts to develop chemical detection sensors based on imaging systems and quantum dots, the global photonics and high-technology company announced this week at CLEO 2013 in San Diego.
Interest: BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is receiving a $95 million state grant to help the school build and equip a new life sciences research facility.
The grant was announced by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which was created under a 2008 law that called for a $1 billion capital investment in the industry over a 10-year period.
Interest: Purdue University’s hub of entrepreneurship and commercialization will be centralized at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.
The Purdue Foundry will open July 15 on the second floor of the 31,000-square-foot center, which already houses a certificate program in entrepreneurship and innovation and business plan competitions.
Interest: Project Title: myVisionTrack™ Home Vision Monitor
Related Award(s): 1R43EY020016
A Shape Discrimination Hyper-Acuity (SDH) algorythm developed at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest was licensed and then modified for delivery on the Apple iPhone and iPad. This was then extensively tested in both cross-sectional and longitudinal Studies which showed that the home test results were highly correlated with traditional administered Snellen Chart testing in the clinic, and t
Interest: Brian Wilson’s has invested hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars into his latest film project, “Odes and Ends.”
He’s spent the past 10 years of his life carrying around a super-8 film camera, recording snips and clips of every day life. He’s used the footage to put together a few different films, and his latest effort takes what remained and uses it to create a narrative of its own.
Interest: When a professor from a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania decided to take on a massive research project two summers ago, he went through the usual, often futile, process of applying for federal and private grants. But when funds were short a year later, he went down a nontraditional route -- turning to the public and the Internet for help.
Interest: In many ways, Michigan looks a lot like Wisconsin. It shares hundreds of miles of the same Great Lakes shoreline, and usually votes “blue” in presidential elections and “red” when it chooses governors and its state legislature. It also boasts major research universities that rank among the nation’s best.
Unlike Wisconsin, however, Michigan began investing in its emerging economy years ago — even as the state’s automobile manufacturing base was teetering on the edge of collapse
Interest: Campuses at the University of Texas, such as the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, can boast of star-studded faculties to rival the innovative scientific leadership at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and Stanford University. In 2009, the 15-institution University of Texas system was second only to the powerhouse University of California system in the number of patent applications filed, startups spun out from campus inventions, and research dollars raised.