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Author: Mike Rudis


Source: Larta Institute


Interest: The NCET2 Global 1000 is a deal-oriented conference where industry looks to universities, investors and entrepreneurial support organizations for the best tech-based startups they have to offer. We are proud of the 17 Larta alumni selected to present at the last NCET2 Global 1000 Showcase and Conference: - See more at: http://blog.larta.org/2014/05/09/17-larta-alumni-selected-to-present-at-ncet2-global-1000/#sthash.d9mpG4Yb.dpuf


Link: http://blog.larta.org/2014/05/09/17-larta-alumni-selected-to-present-at-ncet2-global-1000/

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Author: Insider Media


Source: Insider Media


Interest: A start-up based at Lancaster University's InfoLab21 has clinched a grant to work with companies in Manchester to install interactive technology. Hardy & Ellis Inventions Ltd has secured £72,000 in funding from the Technology Strategy Board.


Link: http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/116495-lancaster-tech-start-secures-grant

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Author: SEAMUS LYMAN


Source: legislativegazette


Interest: Twelve businesses will be coming to New York because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's START-UP NY program. Announced on June 4, the businesses are sponsored by colleges or universities in the area where they are opening, relocating or expanding.


Link: http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-06-09-88209.113122-STARTUP-NY-takes-off.html

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Author: Stephen T. Watson


Source: The Buffalo News


Interest: Eight biotechnology and information-technology companies promise to hire up to 200 workers as they move into tax-free zones tied to the University at Buffalo in the first wave of the state’s Start-Up NY economic-development plan, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday in Buffalo.


Link: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/development/cuomo-announces-8-firms-as-part-of-start-up-effort-near-ub-campuses-20140604

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Author: Bernadette Tansey


Source: Xconomy


Interest: Shortly after Rosenman’s death, UCSF leaders started creating the Rosenman Institute, a new medical device incubator within an existing campus-based bioscience program, QB3. Startups at the new incubator will be advised by more than a dozen volunteer industry experts who quickly signed up to help in Rosenman’s honor. The members are now called the Rosenman Fellows.


Link: http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2014/06/03/university-of-californias-qb3-takes-on-medical-device-startups-at-new-incubator/

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Author: Kathleen Gallagher


Source: Journal Sentinel


Interest: Recent reports from two respected nonprofits — the Brookings Institution and the Kauffman Foundation — have raised alarms that the number of business start-ups in the United States is falling. The rate of new companies being started fell by nearly half from 1978 to 2011, according to a May report from the Brookings Institution. Wisconsin ranked in the middle of the pack in terms of its rate of decline over that period, the report says.


Link: http://www.jsonline.com/business/alarm-sounded-over-wisconsins-lack-of-start-ups-venture-capital-b99279993z1-261467221.html

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Author: Claudia Grisales


Source: Statesman


Interest: An Austin-based 3D printing industry startup has gotten a major boost with $1.5 million in seed funding led largely by local investment firm MicroVentures. Technology firm Structured Polymers, founded by several University of Texas graduates, was able to bypass traditional venture capital efforts by raising most of the cash — $1.2 million — in less than a week through MicroVentures’ crowdfunding platform in their largest effort to date.


Link: http://www.statesman.com/news/business/austin-3d-printing-startup-gets-15-million-boost/nf8mY/

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Author: Centre for Entreprenuerial Learning University of Cambridge


Source: Camridge Network


Interest: Novo Informatics (NI), a company that develops biological software for academic and pharmaceutical companies in the life sciences sector, has been awarded the Emerging Company of the Year 2014 in the bio informatics category by the Government of Karnataka in India. Supported by the Biotech Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) funding scheme, Novo Informatics was one of five start-ups selected to attend the University of Cambridge Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning’s Ignite programme at


Link: http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/cambridge-birac-partnership-ignites-bio-informatics-start-up2076/

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Author: Marketwired


Source: SYS-CON Media


Interest: Fuel Freedom Foundation today announced that Dr. Michael Webber, the Deputy Director of the Energy Institute and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation advisory board.


Link: http://www.sys-con.com/node/3085750

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Author: Bill Bradley


Source: Next City


Interest: Through an expansion of its Integration Initiative program, Living Cities is giving Albuquerque a $100,000 grant to increase economic opportunities in the region, specifically for low-income residents. With the new funds, the city hopes to leverage its most valuable asset, the University of New Mexico, a rich source of research and innovation.


Link: http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/innovate-albuquerque-unemployment-research-university-new-mexico

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Author: Stephen T. Watson


Source: Buffalo News


Interest: Seven high-tech companies are poised to set up shop in tax-free zones tied to the University at Buffalo, creating dozens of jobs while reaping the benefits of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Start-Up NY economic development program, The Buffalo News has learned.


Link: http://www.buffalonews.com/business/first-7-companies-in-ubs-tax-free-zones-identified-20140513

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Author: Barry Levine


Source: CIO Today


Interest: The Ryden dual carbon battery, says the Power Japan Plus company, can be discharged thousands of times without diminishing its capacity, can generate more power and can be recharged about 20 times as fast as standard lithium-ion batteries. The company said its carbon battery is rated for more than 3,000 recharge cycles.


Link: http://www.cio-today.com/news/Japan-Start-Up-Creates-Carbon-Battery/story.xhtml?story_id=0310031RF77F

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Author: concentratemedia


Source: concentratemedia


Interest: Imagine military uniforms that can assess the environment they're in. Or even the condition of the soldier wearing them? An Ann Arbor start-up isn't just imagining such a thing, they're developing it.


Link: http://concentratemedia.com/inthenews/Psikickbodysensors0281.aspx

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Author: Plymouth Herald


Source: Plymouth Herald


Interest: Ellie launched EcoKitty in Plymouth University's Formation Zone, a hub for start-up enterprises. The business now trades online selling the cat- and environmentally-friendly EcoKitty cardboard playhouse and an expanding range of handmade toys and recycled products such as food bowls.


Link: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Best-Business-Start-Award/story-21065051-detail/story.html

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Author: Ellen Abbott


Source: WRVO Public Media


Interest: SUNY campuses across central New York are working to get the final pieces in place to begin attracting business as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up NY. Start-Up NY offers businesses a chance to operate tax-free for ten years, if they set up shop within one mile of college campus, and create jobs that support the academic mission of the school they’re affiliated with.


Link: http://wrvo.org/post/suny-campuses-getting-started-their-start-ny-plans

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Author: Caitlin Dineen


Source: Star News Online


Interest: The center, which is an offshoot of the university and fosters local innovation, routinely hosts free events to bolster and advance business. Roberts said that too often people develop solutions for problems that do not exist. To be successful, however, innovators need to address what is currently being faced in the community.


Link: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140503/ARTICLES/140509923/-1/news38?Title=UNCW-s-Center-for-Innovation-offers-world-of-solutions

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Author: Noell Dickmann


Source: The Northwestern


Interest: The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh announced a partnership Wednesday with Alta Resources to support the the UWO Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Link: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20140430/OSH03/304300419/UWO-Alta-Resources-partner-entrepreneur-center?nclick_check=1

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Author: Daniel Cochlin


Source: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/


Interest: The University of Manchester is pleased to announce that the acquisition, by Versarien plc, of 85% of the shares in its graphene subsidiary, 2-DTech Limited, has today completed. Dr Belle working with graphene at the 2-DTech labs Start-up company 2-DTech offers a wide range of graphene services, from materials supply and characterisation work, through to consulting and proof-of-principle work on applications and processes.


Link: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/article/?id=12023

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Author: PR Newswire


Source: Association of University Research Parks


Interest: In the face of rising drug research and development costs and continued pressures against increasing prices for medicines and health care services, the biopharmaceutical industry must find ways to increase innovation and efficiencies. The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) today announced that leaders from industry and academia will come together at the Janssen Research & Development West Coast Research Center in San Diego on June 23, 2014, for AURP's BioParks 2014 Meeting .


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/university-bioparks-serve-as-source-of-innovation-as-pharmaceutical-rd-model-shifts-2014-04-29

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Author: Insurance News Net


Source: Insurance News Net


Interest: Lamar University is one of 19 universities awarded a grant in a national competition to advance and strengthen regional economies. Lamar will use the $102,590 grant to accelerate student learning, encourage innovation among faculty and students, and support fast-growing economic sectors through technology development and entrepreneurship.


Link: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/04/28/lamar-university-receives-eda-innovation-grant-a-495556.html#.U1-u9CjYFIc

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