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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 [...]

3 05, 2018

$115,000 funding awarded to Purdue researchers, advance innovations to commercialization

By | 2018-05-03T15:04:06+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Four Purdue University researchers will share nearly $115,000 in funding from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their innovations and move life-changing technologies through the commercialization pipeline. Twice annually the Trask Innovation Fund awards funds through an endowed development program that assists faculty and staff whose discoveries are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization. [...]

26 02, 2018

IU creates $15 million Philanthropic Venture Fund to develop innovations, businesses

By | 2018-02-26T14:58:37+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Foundation-support, Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Venture Fund|0 Comments

A newly created evergreen fund managed by the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. will provide capital to faculty, students and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies. The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund was originally envisioned in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan as part of the university's continuing [...]

8 02, 2018

Invent Penn State awards $200K to four campuses

By | 2018-02-08T17:27:37+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State today (Feb. 5) announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. With today’s announcement in the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the University’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation [...]

8 02, 2018

University of Akron, Ocius Technologies team receive $1.5 million award from DARPA 

By | 2018-02-08T17:21:20+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Ohio, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Ocius Technologies LLC and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron announce the receipt of a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II award in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). This award will fund research over a three-year period that [...]

30 01, 2018

Science Center’s QED Program Awards $600,000 to Advance the Commercialization of Three University Technologies

By | 2018-01-30T14:24:46+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Researchers improving the efficiency of bone graft procedures, developing drugs to address treatment-resistant cancer, and advancing research to reverse the invasive potential of cancerous cells will receive a total of $600,000 from the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program. The program, started in 2009 and now in its tenth round of funding, supports novel [...]

26 01, 2018

Princeton’s IP Accelerator Fund supports six innovations with potential for societal impact

By | 2018-01-26T14:26:36+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Six research-stage technologies with promise to benefit society as future products or services have been selected to receive funding through Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund. The selected technologies range from ones aimed at treating human disease to ones that improve our access to information, cool buildings using less energy, and improve the safety and efficiency [...]

26 01, 2018

Purdue, NSF ‘Phase 0’ pilot program to benefit Indiana startups 

By | 2018-01-26T14:24:30+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

 Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management will help early stage startups in Indiana commercialize their technology through the National Science Foundation’s “Phase 0” pilot program. Purdue is one four institutions that make up NSF’s Midwest Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node, which is one of seven university clusters across the country selected to pilot the new program. Under Phase [...]