When biomedical researchers have a technology they believe can help patients, they want to get it into the clinic as soon as possible. However, some therapies that look promising in the lab are challenging to “scale up” and produce in sufficient quantities to test in a larger group, or eventually make broadly available to patients.
With a total pool of $380,000, $165,000 in cash and $215,000 in in-kind and investment prizes, this is the largest prize pool yet for the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC). This year’s startups include companies from across a wide spectrum of fields including healthcare, IT/software, digital health, transportation and clean energy technology.
The Texas A&M Energy Institute is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy to support implementation of the Department of Energy-led U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy.
Three College Station startups are among the 16 semifinalists announced for the 2018 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC). At the May 17 competition, judges will narrow the field of 16 semi-finalists from across Texas down to six finalists. The final judging round begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public and the media. The finals will take place in the All American Club at Kyle Field.
When Casey McNeil and the rest of the REEcycle team were competing at the 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC), they had received some positive feedback, but still weren’t sure they were going to receive funding from the National Science Foundation.
Now, a year later, the team has not only received funding, but is closing in on opening a pilot production facility in Houston.
Noninvasix, the winner of the 2015 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition, has developed a noninvasive device that monitor fetal and neonatal brain oxygenation levels in babies. As a result of winning the competition, Randall and his team have been able to develop the technology further.
For the past three years, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has partnered with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to invite select graduate students from across The Texas A&M University System to participate in the Graduate Student Research Experience (GSRE).