Incubators

Nottingham Trent prepares for innovation centre
The university’s Enterprise Innovation Centre will house spinouts and act as a space for the university’s entrepreneurs to learn and collaborate with academics, researchers and businesses.
Bitfury joins Plekhanov university for blockchain accelerator
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and Bitfury will pilot the program with Russian government funding in the latest of a series of blockchain-related projects announced by higher education institutions.
Columbia and IBM matriculate blockchain accelerators
IBM Blockchain Accelerator will focus on later-stage startups, while Columbia Blockchain Launch Accelerator has been established for pre-seed companies.
NovaUCD meets corporates for 5G accelerator
NovaUCD, Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson will start an Ireland-wide accelerator for emerging 5G-related technologies.
Technion sweeps $2.7m for innovation hub
The institute has secured grant funding to coalesce its entrepreneurial services into a new centre partnered with corporates including Teva, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Alpha Omega.
Durham gains incubator
Durham University has joined forces with New College Durham and economic development organisation Business Durham to launch an incubator aimed at local startups.
Basel Inkubator to close its doors
Basel Inkubator, created by University of Basel and University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, is winding down as the universities rethink their spinout support.
SkyDeck to process semiconductor startups
UC Berkeley SkyDeck has partnered TSMC, Cadence and SiFive to launch an accelerator track aimed at semiconductor technology developers called Chip Track.

Other News

Washington credits fintech incubator
University of Washington’s CoMotion has formed a fintech incubator with nonprofit credit union Becu called the Becu Fintech Incubator.
Francis Crick secures $520,000 for KQ Labs
Ten businesses will receive $52,000 in grant funding for participating in a Francis Crick-operated accelerator for data science-powered biomedical interfaces.
UT Austin enters Sputnik trajectory
Students will be able to access online entrepreneurship materials based on the Sputnik ATX accelerator, with one each year invited to sit in on Sputnik classes.
Aberdeen helps elevate 14 companies
University of Aberdeen and entrepreneurial training firm Elevator have concluded the latest edition of their Accelerator Aberdeen program.
Saarland duo secures $3.3m for accelerator
University of Saarland and HTW Saar – University of Applied Sciences will run a three-month accelerator with funding from the Saarland government-backed Squash initiative.

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Big deal: MIT revs $150m Engine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled an incubator that will provide funding, space and expertise to boost commercialisation activities on and off-campus.
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