TTU’s Innovation Hub spawns 12 businesses
TTU Innovation Hub graduated six companies from its accelerator and helped its wider affiliate community secure a total of $3.5m in grant funding.
Liverpool universities grasp Sciontec
University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool City Council will launch the Sciontec Liverpool fund to drive works for the city’s $2.6bn Knowledge Quarter Liverpool project.
Minnesota fuels incubator
University of Minnesota's Discovery Launchpad incubator is currently supporting eight projects based on university research with resources including office space and mentoring.
Kaust accelerator unveils third roster
Kaust is preparing for the third phase of its Taqadam startup accelerator, which is supported by a host of Saudi Arabian academic institutions and claims to have achieved a 35% female participation rate.
Ten businesses board Manchester-backed accelerator in Dubai
UAEpreneurs will operate with support from University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre in Dubai, providing 10 mainly digital-focused startups the opportunity to raise $50,000 to $250,000 in capital.
Berkeley encrypts Blockchain Xcelerator
UC Berkeley will offer participants up to $200,000 from its X-Fund as it looks to build a blockchain ecosystem connecting resources from university departments, Silicon Valley and further afield.
SetSquared Bristol's startups sweep $105m in 2018
Members of SetSquared Bristol generated less funding than in 2017, though it may instead remember last year for diabetes treatment developer Ziylo's sale to Novo for up to $800m.
Yeshiva joins Yissum for innovation lab
Yeshiva University has teamed up with Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a New York City incubator that will foster connections as part of its plans for an entrepreneurial “superhighway” with Israel’s ecosystem.

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Australian universities secure public funding
Adelaide's ThincLab and University of New England's SRI AgTech incubators will receive $357,000 and $229,000 of government funding respectively.
ASU and Mayo Clinic fuel MedTech Accelerator
The accelerator is open to medical device and healthcare tech businesses that have already amassed $500,000 of capital or are generating revenues.
NUI Galway companies garner $40m in 2018
NUI Galway-linked businesses to have secured backing last year include kidney reflux test spinout Kite Medical and medical implant developer Loci Orthopaedics.
Robert Gordon primes accelerator
A total of 28 participants will receive up to $12,650 of capital to support business proposals in spaces including healthcare, fintech, fashion and retail.
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.

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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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