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How we calculate warrants

posted on July 19th, 2014

Breakout Labs operates as a “revolving fund” within the foundation, allowing successful companies to help support the next generation of Breakout Labs companies. We developed the terms of our grant agreement to reflect the goal of returning  half…

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By Hemai Parthasarathy

Insights from VWF Experiment! How a new funding program is supporting out-of-the-box science.

posted on July 18th, 2014

Last year, the Volkswagen Foundation (VWF) in Hanover, Germany, started a new funding program – Experiment! – to support out-of-the-box science. They invited applicants to think big, to be audacious and bold, and to submit…

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Pareto Biotechnologies partners with DNA2.0 to integrate rational-based design with machine learning optimization

posted on July 14th, 2014

Pareto Biotechnologies, a 2013 Breakout Labs grant recipient, will be partnering with global bioengineering leader DNA2.0, to merge Pareto’s novel synthetic biology platform with DNA2.0′s ProteinGPS™ engineering technology. “The marriage of Pareto’s novel platform with…

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Made in America

posted on June 30th, 2014

When we began the Breakout Labs experiment almost three years ago, we opened our arms as wide as possible to companies at the cutting edge of scientific innovation. Over time, we’ve begun to refine our…

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Visit to NERVE Center, as part of Deshpande Symposium (Credit: Andrew Maas)

By Hemai Parthasarathy

Higher Ed focuses on innovation: insights from the 3rd Annual Deshpande Symposium

posted on June 25th, 2014

Earlier this month, I attended 3rd Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education in Lowell, Massachusetts. The symposium brought together some 250 people, mostly affiliated with universities through technology transfer offices and…

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