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Tsinghua Holdings to launch China’s first tech transfer fund

Tsinghua Holdings to launch China’s first tech transfer fund

Tsinghua Holdings, a technology conglomerate affiliated with Tsinghua University in China, is launching that country’s first tech transfer fund with an initial investment of 500 million yen ($78.42 million US). The fund will focus on high-tech research and development projects in fields such as medical and electronic technology, with the ultimate goal of turning scientific research into business v... »

Johns Hopkins partners with Israeli start-up accelerator to grow digital health companies

Johns Hopkins partners with Israeli start-up accelerator to grow digital health companies

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Luminox-Health, a leading Israeli start-up accelerator focused on digital health, are partnering to connect Israeli entrepreneurs with the medical expertise, technology, and business network at JHU. Despite the fact that Israel is home to more start-ups per capita than anywhere else in the world, entrepreneurs there find it hard to gain access to strategic U.S. p... »

Lessons learned from university crowdfunding

Lessons learned from university crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has gained in popularity among tech transfer offices and university research labs, but some also are learning that raising money this way isn’t simple or guaranteed. Those who have been through the process a few times say they learned lessons along the way that can make any crowdfunding effort more successful. First, don’t get your hopes up too high. Researchers often are not prepared... »