Sheffield spin-out Magnomatics raises $4m for its magnetic gear technology.
The Oxford University spin-out set up by its technology transfer office raises the funds at the same time as winning a development award from the UK's National Health Service.
Caltech and Pennsylvania back on-line teaching company Coursera, which just won the praise of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
The London-based institute is Intel's first research centre and hub looking at how technologies can improve the social and economic development of cities globally.
Cfund is founded by Alessandro Piol of Vedanta Capita; and Amol Sarva from Peek and Virgin Mobile USA
NuMat Technologies, a spin-out from Northwestern University, won a $135,000 prize at the University of Texas.
Paul Musselman, formerly of Intel Capital and IBM's corporate development team, takes the top role at the language learning start-up, which spun off from Carnegie Mellon University.