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Author: Pharmabiz.com


Source: Pharmabiz.com


Interest: OncoSec Medical, a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, received a phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The grant will fund collaborative research between OncoSec and Old Dominion University (ODU) to evaluate and develop novel electroporation technologies.


Link: http://www.pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=84802&sid=2

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Author: La Crosse Tribune


Source: La Crosse Tribune


Interest: The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) encourage high-tech small businesses to apply for grants through the second round of the SBIR Advance state-matching fund. Grants are available to recipients of federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.


Link: http://lacrossetribune.com/sbir-advance-second-round-open-for-high-tech-small-businesses/article_49f787f6-6f0a-5a2b-835e-996821c6d899.html

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Author: John Carpenter


Source: Chicago Tribune


Interest: A Galesburg hot water-heating system maker took home $400,000 Monday night as the first-place winner in the first Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards.


Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-intellihot-illinois-clean-energy-fund-bsi-20141028-story.html

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Author: Iris Dorbian


Source: PE Hub


Interest: Telogis has secured an undisclosed investment from GM Ventures, General Motors‘ venture capital arm. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Telogis is a location intelligence platform.


Link: https://www.pehub.com/2014/10/gm-ventures-backs-location-intelligence-platform-telogis/

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Author: OSCAR WILLIAMS-GRUT


Source: The Independent


Interest: Bill Maris runs a tight ship. “I sign off not only every investment, but every dollar that goes out the door – I’m aware of it,” said the 39-year-old founder of Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. And there are plenty of dollars for Mr Maris to keep track of – since it launched in 2009, Google Ventures has invested some $1.5bn dollars in around 250 US tech businesses including Uber and “smart” thermostat pioneer Nest, which was acquired by Google for $3.2bn (£2bn) in January.


Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/bill-maris-interview-google-ventures-into-europe-9822317.html

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Author: University of Alabama


Source: UA News


Interest: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Judges selected seven student presenters as winners for their research poster presentations given during a recent scientific forum on nanotechnology and biotechnology hosted by The University of Alabama.


Link: http://uanews.ua.edu/2014/10/student-researchers-recognized-at-uas-nanobio-summit/

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Author: Thomas Allen and Rory O’Shea


Source: Bloomberg Business Week


Interest: As more countries try to compete in the global economy, the pressure is on policy makers and university leaders to imitate the way MIT spurs innovation and economic growth.


Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-28/how-the-massachusetts-institute-of-technology-drives-economic-growth

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Author: John Howell


Source: 3 BL Media


Interest: The dollars are continuing to flow into the renewable energy sector, in investments of all types and in government funding. Financial activity in renewables is strong and trending upward, despite questions of uncertain subsidies and rapidly changing costs. In the third quarter of this year, total corporate funding in the wind energy industry totaled $2.4 billion, according to consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. That funding includes venture capital, public market financing, and debt financing.


Link: http://3blmedia.com/News/Renewable-Energy-Attracts-Investment-and-Funding-3Q-Minute#sthash.L6ytd428.dpuf

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Author: Mike Freeman


Source: UT San Diego


Interest: Industry veteran David Titus talks San Diego VC environment


Link: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/27/Cooley-venture-capital-david-titus-entrepreneurs/

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Author: Dan Primack


Source: Fortune.com


Interest: New Enterprise Associates is preparing to raise the largest venture capital fund in history, Fortune has learned. The 37 year-old firm has told investors to expect formal documents by year-end for its fifteenth fund, which is expected to target approximately $2.8 billion. That’s nearly a 10% increase from the $2.6 billion NEA raised for Fund 14 in the summer of 2012, which itself was the industry’s record-holder (just edging out a $2.56 billion fund raised in 2006 by Oak Investment Partners).


Link: http://fortune.com/2014/10/27/exclusive-nea-raising-largest-vc-fund-of-all-time/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: fortunebrainstormtech (Fortune Brainstorm Tech)

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Author: Lango Deen


Source: Diversity News


Interest: Morgan State University received a $23.3-million BUILD award last week, one of 12 announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to university sources, this funding is the second largest in its history and the highest yet from the NIH. The NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program is a set of experimental training awards designed to learn how to attract diverse students into biomedical research and encourage them to become contributors to the...


Link: http://blackengineer.com/artman2/publish/Morgan_State_University_66/Morgan-State-University-Builds.shtml

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Author: John Hoffmire


Source: Deseret News


Interest: Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy — nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we’ve been trained to think there’s a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from “scale-ups” instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that...


Link: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865614049/A-broader-definition-of-entrepreneurs-How-scale-ups-enable-a-stable-economy.html

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Author: Aditi Pai


Source: Mobile Health News


Interest: Incubator Harvard Launch Lab, a spinout from Harvard’s student accelerator, called iLab, announced 12 inaugural companies, two of which are digital health-focused. While Harvard iLab offers space and resources to Harvard students who are building companies, the university’s new venture, Launch Lab, aims to incubate companies led by Harvard alumni. To join Launch Lab, at least one founding team...


Link: http://mobihealthnews.com/37650/harvard-adds-3-digital-health-startups-to-its-incubator-for-alumni/

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Author: Shomit Ghose


Source: Venture Beat


Interest: The University of California recently announced its entry into the venture capital arena with a $250 million commitment to spinning promising technologies out of its top-notch, 10-campus system. Perhaps every major research university in the US — collectively, recipients of over $40 billion in federal research funding yearly, not to mention the inflows of corporate research funds — wishes to emulate Stanford’s success in capitalizing on the market successes of...


Link: http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/25/6-things-weve-learned-about-launching-university-origin-companies/

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Author: Hannah Kuchler


Source: Financial Times


Interest: Banks are among a new wave of companies including technology and industrial conglomerates taking stakes in cyber security start-ups in the hope that they could play a a key role in the fight against hackers.


Link: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/63d7798e-5b03-11e4-b449-00144feab7de.html#axzz3HRAgaRiV

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Author: Nancy Dahlberg


Source: Miami Herald


Interest: Norma Kenyon is the vice provost of innovation and chief innovation officer at University of Miami. In her role she has put a keen focus on commercializing UM technologies as well as helping startups in the UM ecosystem.


Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article3365794.html

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Author: Irish Independent


Source: Irish Independent


Interest: Dublin is host to some of the biggest technology companies in the world, but only ranks among the third tier of European cities in terms of the number of tech startups.


Link: http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/ireland-attracts-the-top-tech-firms-but-startups-thrive-elsewhere-30691190.html

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Author: Evelyn Fok


Source: The Economic Times


Interest: The foundation is one of several initiatives launched in India by students at some of the most prestigious universities in the US. Armed with a global mindset, access to capital and an innovative spirit, they have created ventures that address some of India's many social needs, from helping rehabilitate acid-attack victims to imparting awareness on menstrual hygiene among underprivileged school girls and providing cheap eye care.


Link: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-25/news/55422076_1_young-girls-rural-girls-ventures

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Author: Jeff Schweers


Source: Gainesville.com


Interest: Infinity Hall, a first-of-its kind public-private partnership between the University of Florida and Signet Development, will have dorm space for 308 students to live, eat and sleep, and another 20,000 square feet of space for them to pursue their projects.


Link: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141026/ARTICLES/141029731/1002/news01?Title=Innovative-new-UF-dorm-will-combine-living-learning

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Author: Foster's Daily Democrat


Source: Fosters.com


Interest: UNHInnovation at the University of New Hampshire recently announced the establishment of a new center as well as a mentoring network and a seed fund to expand entrepreneurship throughout the university and the state using the research output of faculty, staff and students to drive economic development in the state.


Link: http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141026/GJBUSINESS_01/141029467/0/SEARCH

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