University of Waterloo hopes to raise $1.2m to $1.8m for an angel fund to make equity investments in the winners of its Velocity Fund Finals competition.
The funding for Shimane's Nanotechnology Project Center came from San-in Godo Bank through an industry-academia cooperation program.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has announced a university venture fund called Cactus Capital to run in conjunction with a VC investment course for its students.
Ikove Venture Partners has launched a $10m venture capital vehicle to help spawn spinouts based on projects at Ohio universities.
University College London hopes to generate as much as $126m for its second Technology Fund, with British Business Bank thought to be among potential limited partners.
Tsinghua’s Tus-Holdings is weighing up a venture capital fund as part of a $584m push into Japan’s artificial intelligence, fintech and robotics sectors.