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12 11, 2018

Purdue I-Corps: Guiding entrepreneurs from good ideas to great, market-ready innovations 

By |2018-11-12T10:11:25+00:00November 12th, 2018|Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Shruthi Suresh and Ting Zhang, two Purdue University doctoral students, thought they had a great idea to help blind and visually impaired people. The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program helped them come up with an even better idea to launch a startup moving their innovation into the public. “The I-Corps program allowed us to get out [...]

30 10, 2018

2018 Fall Cohort Finalists Selected for the UChicago Innovation Fund

By |2018-10-30T08:16:46+00:00October 30th, 2018|Illinois, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the five companies moving on to the fall finals of the 2018 University of Chicago Innovation Fund. Each of the finalists will present their ventures to the Innovation Fund advisory committee and public audience in an event hosted by the Polsky Center [...]

30 10, 2018

UAB establishes $500,000 innovation fund to support university start ups

By |2018-10-30T08:11:39+00:00October 30th, 2018|Alabama, New Fund Announcement, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Bill. L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a $500,000 Innovation Fund to support the development of early-stage discoveries and promising new university startups. Jan. 1, 2019, UAB whose research has demonstrated commercial potential may apply for up to $35,000 in funding to further develop [...]

5 10, 2018

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

By |2018-10-05T08:04:34+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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 [...]