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5 10, 2018

NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund gives university opportunity for flourishing research

By | 2018-10-05T08:04:34+00:00 October 5th, 2018|North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

With upcoming application submissions for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), NC State staff members have the opportunity to apply and receive research grants of up to $75,000 to support their short-term, commercially focused research projects. CIF program manager and New Ventures Associate, Amy Parker, discussed how CIF came about, saying that initially there was a [...]

11 09, 2018

Twelve Academic Technologies Selected for Science Center Proof-of-Concept Program

By | 2018-09-11T08:15:27+00:00 September 11th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center's QED Program. QED is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and product commercialization. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Penn State College [...]

5 09, 2018

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund Recipients Announced 

By | 2018-09-05T08:38:57+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Ten research projects involving more than 30 University of Arkansas faculty have been awarded grants from the Chancellor's Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration Fund. The Chancellor's Fund was established in 2016 to promote faculty research that addresses several of the U of A's guiding priorities: to enhance the university's research and discovery mission; build a [...]

29 08, 2018

2 MSU POC programs get boost to continue in

By | 2018-08-29T16:55:39+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Two innovative projects at Michigan State University have a green light today to continue their groundbreaking work. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board today approved a two-year extension and refunding of $500,000 for the University Early State Proof of Concept Fund-ADVANCE program. That program supports the current gap in the pipeline of moving [...]

2 08, 2018

Joint Iowa, Iowa State research teams win seed grants to launch bioscience projects 

By | 2018-08-02T08:43:09+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Iowa, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

In an effort to spur greater collaboration between bioscience researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, the two schools have awarded seed grants to help investigators build teams, collect data, grow projects and win grants. This is the first year of the seed grant program supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development at [...]

17 07, 2018

Pitt professors pursue new projects with Pitt Seed grants 

By | 2018-07-17T08:40:05+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Pitt is investing in change this summer, beginning with projects from professors at the University. The first-ever Pitt Seed Project awarded a total of more than $1 million to 23 programs designed to play an instrumental role in transforming the University. The grants will fund a wide range of faculty-proposed studies, community partnerships and workshops, [...]

19 06, 2018

Startup Licenses U Arizona-Invented Disruptive Biopsy Device 

By | 2018-06-19T08:48:59+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Arizona, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of Arizona has licensed the design for a next-generation needle biopsy instrument that utilizes electrosurgery and electrocautery to safely increase tissue sample volumes in minimally invasive biopsy procedures. The licensee is a startup company, Data Driven Diagnostics Sciences Inc., also known as D3Sciences, or D3S. The inventing team includes Dr. Michael Larson, resident physician [...]

13 06, 2018

Twin Cities to host first summit connecting university tech and startup funds with industry and investors

By | 2018-06-13T06:33:58+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Minnesota, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Twin Cities will host the first gathering focused on connecting university tech and startup funds with innovative companies and early-stage investors. COvergence, scheduled for July 11th, is aimed at jump starting conversation around active university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap funds and accelerators that will lead to greater collaboration to advance innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

11 06, 2018

POC Work on Blood-Cleaning NanoRobots Conjurs Memories of Body Wars

By | 2018-06-11T08:37:47+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

An unprecedented breakthrough has been made in the area of biotechnology. This doesn't come as a surprise, as we have been experiencing rapid development in the application of technology to biological processes in the recent years. A research team led by two professors (Joseph Wang and Liangfang Zhang) from the Department of NanoEngineering at the UC San [...]

10 05, 2018

Louisiana State University LIFT program starting to see results, awarded additional funding for patents

By | 2018-05-10T15:32:25+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Louisiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The LSU Research and Technology Foundation touted the success of its LIFT grant program today before the LSU Board of Supervisors, and won approval for an additional $200,000 to cover fees associated with the “significant increase” in patents filed with the university. The board created the LIFT—Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer—program in 2014 to award [...]