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28 03, 2019

True Blue Fund will support early-stage startups at U of Toronto

By |2019-03-28T10:17:04+00:00March 28th, 2019|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs and their early-stage startups at the University of Toronto will soon have access to a new financial support fund worth up to $5 million. Called the True Blue Fund, the new program announced today provides philanthropists a way to support U of T’s entrepreneurship and innovation activities. The university is committing $2.5 million to match donations to [...]

20 03, 2019

Rutgers TechAdvance Fund Helps Innovative Researchers Get From R&D to Commercialization 

By |2019-03-20T09:22:22+00:00March 20th, 2019|New Jersey, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

A Rutgers University fund  provided more than $2 million to help the school’s researchers working on innovative technologies take the next step in what can be a long and costly journey toward bringing new products to market. Launched in 2017, the university’s TechAdvance Fund has awarded grants totaling $2.65 million to more than 30 faculty members conducting [...]

21 02, 2019

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

By |2019-02-21T09:23:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A new subset of the Chancellor’s Fund will provide financial support for researchers at the University of Arkansas working toward launching startup companies. The Gap Fund will distribute up to $400,000 each year. Teams made up of faculty, graduate students and post doctoral candidates may apply for the Gap Fund after completing the National Science [...]

28 01, 2019

Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center announces $195,000 in seed funding for faculty research projects

By |2019-01-28T12:24:50+00:00January 28th, 2019|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

BOSTON — New technologies at Massachusetts research institutions could get closer to market thanks to $195,000 in seed funding announced today by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) Acorn Innovation Fund. Thirteen grants of $15,000 each were awarded to faculty researchers from Boston University Medical Center, Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts and [...]

16 01, 2019

UC Riverside POC awards help faculty commercialize inventions

By |2019-01-16T08:55:49+00:00January 16th, 2019|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Riverside has awarded three faculty research projects proof of concept grants to help them move new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. This year, the office received 11 applications and selected six for final review. “We look for projects that promise to solve one or more [...]

10 01, 2019

Washington State University announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards 

By |2019-01-10T08:44:08+00:00January 10th, 2019|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) is a program run by the Office of Research [...]

10 01, 2019

FSU GAP awards help faculty commercialize inventions 

By |2019-01-10T08:29:59+00:00January 10th, 2019|Florida, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace. The researchers have been awarded a combined pot of $110,000 following their successful pitches at the university’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice [...]

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 [...]