Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi will launch a deep tech incubator and innovation strategy on the back of its recent success in becoming an Indian government-sponsored institute of eminence.
Building on Chiba and Hokkaido university research, Think-Lands is aiming to commercialise microneedles manufactured with its optical vortex production system.
The space debris removal company has raised another $30m for its series D round from investors including UTokyo Innovation Platform and has now received $132m in total.
UTokyo's Innovation Platform joined subsidiaries of SBI, Sumitomo Mitsui and Mizuho Bank to help double genetic disorder treatment developer EdiGene's funding.
The industry-academia partnership will start out with collaborations in the healthcare, robotics and human resources spaces, including a sports science tie-up with a Rakuten-owned baseball team and plans for software development hackathons.
The UTokyo IPC 1st Round accelerator is being supported by six corporates, providing 10 startups each year with the chance to receive up to $900,000 in funding.
Kyoto University has taken part in an $8.1m series A round for Alphanavi Pharma, which is developing drugs for neuropathic pain that will partly be based on the institution's research.
The funding will be funnelled into an unnamed p53 suppressor-focused oncology Weizmann spinout and ultrasound guidance device maker On-Sight Medical.