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The European Research Council (ERC) will release a new round of proof of concept grants to 33 research projects. Each project will receive EUR 150,000 that is put towards commercial translation such as IP dilligence, market research, and commercial validations. There was a yield rate, or projects funded vs proposed, in this round of 44%.
Some crowdsourcing competitions, like the X-Prize, ask people to come up with technological solutions to a problem. Marblar, a startup launching this month, is doing it backward—asking people to come up with problems that a given technology could solve.