Nominate a UVA Innovator for $10,000 Cash Prize

February 10, 2016

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group is seeking nominations for the 2016 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award. Eligible nominees are current UVA faculty, staff or students whose research discoveries are making a major impact on society.

New Capital for Venture Capital

UVA Today
February 2, 2016

The University of Virginia’s hometown has long been a hub of innovation, but in the last five years Charlottesville has exploded with entrepreneurial growth.

U.S Venture Capital Investment Spanned 133 MSAs in 2015: Charlottesville experienced the greatest rate of growth with a 156.5% increase since 2010

January 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – With the entrepreneurial ecosystem expanding from coast to coast, venture investors deployed capital to 3,662 companies located in 133 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.

Pioneering Artificial Pancreas, Developed at UVA, to Undergo Final Tests

UVA Today
January 6, 2016

A device developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will undergo final testing in two clinical trials beginning early this year.

Agenus Acquires PhosImmune with a Novel Class of Cancer Neoantigens

Business Wire
December 24, 2015

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immunotherapy company developing innovative treatments for cancer, today announced that it has acquired privately-held PhosImmune Inc., a company that has discovered an entirely new portfolio of cancer neoantigens.

Inventive UVA Professor Boosts Communications Around the Globe

UVA Today
December 22, 2015

When one thinks of influential Campbells, the mind usually turns to a certain soup-making family. Many people outside the world of engineering may not know the University of Virginia’s Joe C. Campbell, but chances are that they use his inventions much more often than they heat up a bowl of chicken noodle.

New Seed Fund to Speed UVA Innovation and Research to Market

UVa Today
November 17, 2015

Starting in 2016, the University of Virginia will be propelling entrepreneurship into the market like never before. The University’s new Seed Fund will deploy $10 million over 10 years to help commercialize UVA technologies and opportunities.

PsiKick Raises $16.5M Series B Round to Power a Batteryless Revolution in the ‘Internet of Things’

Business Wire
December 18, 2015

PsiKick, the self-powering Internet of Things (IoT) systems company, has announced a $16.5M Series B financing, led by Osage University Partners and joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the University of Michigan Investment in New Technologies Fund (MINTS) as well as individual angels. This brings total funding raised by the Company to over $22M. 

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Funding for MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

December 8, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a significant new public-private partnership that will speed the launch of new cybersecurity products and companies in Virginia, leading to new jobs and revenue. General Dynamics Mission Systems will now serve as a sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator through an innovative funding and mentorship agreement.

Tears of Joy: UVA Start-up Seeks to Bring New Eye Therapy to Millions

UVA Today
December 3, 2015

Despite spending billions of dollars annually on prescription and over-the-counter eye care products, millions of Americans suffer from chronic dry eye with few or no options for lasting relief. TearSolutions, a new University of Virginia-based start-up, is trying to change that.