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Proposed I-Corps Nodes Will Foster Innovation Research and Education Regionally

By | July 31st, 2012|State or Government, United States|

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

The National Science Foundation plans to build upon the I-Corps program and establish a National Innovation Network comprised of I-Corps Regional Nodes that will support the needs for innovation research and education. NSF is seeking to build a network of regional nodes that will work cooperatively to establish, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. […]

Washington PreCede Grants Go To Three, Promising University of Washington’ Health Companies

By | July 31st, 2012|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Uncategorized, Washington|

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund, a Washington state agency established in May 2005, makes (Proof of Concept PreCede) grant investments in innovative life sciences research to benefit Washington and its citizens.

Three, EcoGuide Medical, Viket Medical, and Nexgenia are all University of Washington start-up companies


Bemidji State University Begins Small Gap Fund Effort For Faculty and Students

By | July 30th, 2012|Fund RFP, Minnesota, New Fund Announcement|


Faculty Scholarship and Innovation Fund: Introduction

Scholarship and innovation is highly valued at Bemidji State University. The office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Professional Development want to assist BSU faculty in their efforts to secure funding for individual or group research, pursue innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and to pursue external funding that benefits BSU students, BSU faculty, and residents of northern Minnesota. The New Faculty Scholarship and Innovation Fund (NFSIF) has been designed to help new full-time faculty members accelerate individual scholarship, assist in building a sustainable research program, and pursue innovative initiatives that benefit BSU students or residents of northern Minnesota. It is our hope that new faculty members will view this program as an excellent opportunity to jump-start their scholarly efforts soon after their arrival on campus. […]

Overview of New University of Michigan MCubed Program

By | July 30th, 2012|*Fund Types, Michigan, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Uncategorized|

MCubed is a new seed-funding program developed at the University of Michigan to stimulate and support innovative research. The program grew out of the IdeaWorks project in the College of Engineering and is part of the University’s Third Century Initiative. […]

University of Illinois at Chicago Proof of Concept Gap Funding Awards Announced

By | July 30th, 2012|*Fund Types, Illinois, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

A total of 80 highly innovative and commercially focused projects from all across the UIC Campus were submitted to the OTM in response to the call for POC Pre-Proposal applications. From the 80 projects submitted, 12 projects were chosen to advance to the Full Proposal stage of the initiative and 4 projects were chosen to be funded following a comprehensive review by a POC Review Committee composed of local venture capitalists and business leaders.



University Health Network awards investigators CIHR Proof-of-Principle grants

By | July 26th, 2012|*Fund Types, Canada, Location, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

UHN TDC is pleased to announce the funding for two CIHR Proof-of-Principle Phase II projects. This unique CIHR-matched “gap funding” program is targeted towards innovative industry-partnered proof-of-principle research where partnering companies will provide co-investments. UHN was the recipient of two out of the three awards made in this category in the recent winter 2012 funding opportunity. […]

Princeton IP Accelerator Fund announces request for proposals

By | July 26th, 2012|*Fund Types, Fund RFP, New Jersey, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, United States|

The Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund awards gap funding to Princeton investigators with the goal of fostering and advancing the development of nascent technologies from university labs into commercial development and, ultimately, the global marketplace.

The Fund addresses the development gap between early stage research and attractive, investment- and venture-grade opportunities. The fund is meant to support proof-of-concept work,  data collection, and/or prototyping that can yield important information or further development that would make a technology more commercially attractive.   […]

University of Michigan set to invest in four in-state companies

By | July 24th, 2012|*Fund Types, Michigan, New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, State or Government, United States|

University of Michigan Board of Regents, Ann Arbor, approved investment agreements for four potential investments under the State of Michigan Conflict of Interest statute from Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups, a venture capital fund co-managed by the university’s investment office and its Office of Technology Transfer. […]

IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator launches first wave of ventures

By | July 23rd, 2012|*Fund Types, Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Student Funds|

Northwestern Entrepreneur-In-Residence Testifies On Impact of Gap Funding To Pharma (Excerpt)

By | July 23rd, 2012|Illinois, State or Government, United States|

Excerpt from Dr. Andrew P. Mazar, Entrepreneur in Residence,testifies to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology (Sub-committee on Research and Science Education). These comments reflect the need for and gap funding emphasis on development-intensive technologies, like Pharma. […]