Synthetic silk developer Spiber spun out of Keio University in 2007 and has now raised a total of more than $260m.
Wind turbine producer Goldwind returned and 36Kr Fund also invested as Tsinghua's rocket technology developer LandSpace secured $43.2m in a series B-plus round.
Research from Chinese Academy of Sciences will benefit from a vehicle backed by the government of Guangzhou in areas including intelligent manufacturing and energy efficiency.
Utec-backed Chiba spinout Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory has filed for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and plans to list on December 21.
Kebotix has emerged from Harvard University with backing from investors including Baidu to commercialise an automated approach to discovering new materials and molecules.
Previously backed by Stanford University, Origin has now raised a total of $12.3m to support its modular and interoperable approach to 3D printing.