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Author: Maroon Editorial Board


Source: The Chicago Maroon


Interest: The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), announced last Friday, is the latest addition to the University’s growing list of collaborations, and will act as a business incubator for entrepreneurship and start-ups. To be located in multiple spaces in and near Harper Court next year, the CIE will provide mentoring, access to resources, programming, and will eventually provide a fund of $20 million for start-up ideas.


Link: http://chicagomaroon.com/2013/10/15/global-innovation-local-innovators/

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Author: Corvallis, OR


Source: http://www.nanotech-now.com


Interest: Oregon State University recorded its best year ever in technology licensing - nearly triple what it earned just five years ago - during the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. Combined with continued growth in funding from private industry, the increase cushioned a nearly 13 percent decline in federal funding stemming largely from budget cuts known as sequestration.


Link: http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=48120

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Author: Urvaksh Karkaria


Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


Interest: Georgia Tech has launched its version of Kickstarter.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/atlantech/2013/09/georgia-tech-looks-to-crowdfund.html

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Author: http://news.stanford.edu


Source: http://news.stanford.edu


Interest: Stanford University, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and StartX, a student-initiated, nonprofit organization that runs a startup accelerator for Stanford‑affiliated entrepreneurs, announced today a three-year partnership in the form of a $1.2 million yearly grant and the newly created Stanford-StartX Fund to support entrepreneurial education, Stanford entrepreneurs and the advancement of emerging technologies.


Link: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/september/startx-fund-release-090513.html

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Author: Tempe, AZ (PRWEB)


Source: PRWEB.COM Newswire


Interest: Arizona State University has announced that it will expand its support for student startup companies with the launch of the Great Little Companies (GLC) Network. The campus-based program, which will be managed by ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (EIG), will support up to 30 student startups each year that apply for but are not accepted into the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative, ASU’s student startup accelerator which supports the top 20 student startups each year.


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1452694

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Author: Anthony Cotton


Source: The Denver Post


Interest: Faculty at the University of Colorado attracted research awards totaling $774,079,158 during the fiscal year ended June 30, the school announced Tuesday.


Link: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24007149/university-colorado-draws-774-million-research-funding

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Author: Kent Hoover


Source: Biz Journals


Interest: Existing companies, not research universities or entrepreneurship programs, are the most fertile source of startup businesses in most metropolitan areas.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/washingtonbureau/2013/09/04/hot-spots-for-startups-rely-on.html

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Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Source: http://www.therepublic.com


Interest: SALISBURY, Maryland — A Baltimore-based foundation has committed $1 million to the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University for grants and loan guarantees to start new businesses.


Link: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8f4ef2f439f14971a959731defb531ad/MD--Salisbury-Business-Grants

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Author: Daily Times Staff Repor


Source: http://www.delmarvanow.com


Interest: SALISBURY — With an eye to bolstering employment, a Baltimore-based foundation donated $1 million to the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University for grants and loan guarantees to start new businesses.


Link: http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20130823/NEWS/308230025

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Author: Missouri Department of Higher Education staff


Source: http://nixaxpress.com


Interest: Missouri universities generated 172 patent applications, 11 start-up businesses and 306 new inventions in 2012, according to information from the Missouri Department of Higher Education.


Link: http://nixaxpress.com/n2christiancounty/mdhe-research-universities-economic-engines-for-state/article_c2164766-ca83-56cd-be3f-a69cf0bc2081.html

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Author: http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/


Source: http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/


Interest: The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program has awarded thousands of dollars in grant monies to students and their professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for various projects. These grants were awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Graduate Student Grant Program, which is a competitive grant program to fund graduate student projects that address sustainable agriculture issues. NCR-SARE administers each of its grant programs, each with specific priorities, a


Link: http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=958&yr=2013

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Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Source: Daily Journal


Interest: National Grid is signing on to a new University at Buffalo program aimed at helping tech companies get off the ground. The power company's chief executive, Steve Holliday, is scheduled to be in Buffalo Tuesday to announce that the company will offer grants under UB's High Tech Entrepreneurship Opportunity Program.


Link: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/2efe885f6c6d42d2b2d194fa25168ade/NY--National-Grid-Entrepreneurship/#.Ugt7CtLVBvB

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Author: http://news.psu.edu/


Source: http://news.psu.edu/


Interest: For undergraduate students interested in coming up with the next great idea or becoming their own boss, a new Penn State minor could help them achieve their dreams. Approved by the University's Board of Trustees in July and available at the start of the fall semester, the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) offers students the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side, regardless of their academic major.


Link: http://news.psu.edu/

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Author: Staff Editor


Source: Staff Editor


Interest: The acceleration of the pervasion of semiconductor has led ST to create a venture fund which will invest in technology, product and service start-up companies, preferably at early stage, to understand in advance emerging markets for which semiconductor is key. Healthcare, Cleantech and Smart Infrastructure are among the main areas of focus.


Link: http://evertiq.com/design/27804

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Author: News Dispatches


Source: http://www.indiawest.com/


Interest: A student pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Texas Tech University has been awarded a $225,000 National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer grant to help commercialize his doctoral research.


Link: http://www.indiawest.com/news/12697-texas-tech-student-gets-225k-nsf-grant-for-start-up.html

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Author: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/


Source: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/


Interest: The Institute for Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with ClearSpec Medical, a startup company based on technology licensed from the University of South Florida, that is developing advanced speculum solutions that enable improved cervical examinations and improve patient outcomes. The Institute works with Florida’s research universities and institutions to support new company and job growth, bridging company funding gaps


Link: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/07/11/2816223/boca-raton-based-clearspec-medical.html

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Author: http://www.onlinetmd.com/


Source: http://www.onlinetmd.com/


Interest: Core Quantum Technologies (CQT) has been awarded a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation to develop fluorescing nanoparticles for medical diagnosis, imaging, and research. CQT was co-founded by Jessica Winter, a professor in The Ohio State University College of Engineering; Gang Ruan, a chemical and biomolecular engineering adjunct professor at Ohio State; and chemical engineering alumnus Kunal Parikh. The Columbus-based start-up com


Link: http://www.onlinetmd.com/osu-core-quantum-technologies-sbir-nsf-080513.aspx

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Author: Matt Roush


Source: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/


Interest: Three Wayne State University student ventures are one step closer to realizing their entrepreneurial goals after undergoing a rigorous mentoring program and being awarded pre-seed capital from Blackstone LaunchPad’s Warrior Fund Competition. Sponsored by Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lakeland Ventures Development, Detroit Venture Partners, Bizdom and NextEnergy, the competition is designed to prepare the students to pitch, secure and effectively use venture capital.


Link: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/08/07/three-wayne-state-ventures-win-pre-seed-capital/

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Author: staff reporter


Source: vindy.com


Interest: The Youngstown Business Incubator has been named one of the 30 best university-affiliated incubators in the world by a European research initiative and benchmarking index.


Link: http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/jul/30/youngstown-incubator-ranked-11th-world/?nw

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Author: Wailin Wong


Source: Tribune reporter


Interest: Startups, it's time to polish your pitches. Hyde Park Venture Partners has more than $20 million that it's looking to put into early-stage technology companies in the Midwest. The Chicago-based investment firm said Thursday that it has closed its first fund with $25 million in commitments.


Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-hyde-park-venture-partners-20130613,0,3985118.story

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