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SUNY University at Buffalo funds two proof of concept projects, imaging and coating

By | October 29th, 2012|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Two UB research teams will receive funding from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) to develop a novel multispectral imaging technology and a glazing technology for windows that will reduce energy costs.

The UB awards are part of a group of six that the SUNY Research Foundation, which administers TAF, announced last week. The accelerator fund […]

U Texas Horizon Fund invests in video transfer start-up, Latakoo

By | October 29th, 2012|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, Texas|

(Oct. 25, 2012) — Latakoo, a start-up company that offers an easy-to-use online video transfer product, has been selected to receive a $200,000 investment from the University of Texas (UT) System Horizon Fund. The investment is significant news for latakoo and for The University of Texas at San Antonio, which is part owner in the […]

Announcement for Rutgers University proof of concept gap funding

By | October 22nd, 2012|*Fund Types, New Jersey, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education announces the availability of a FY2012-2013 Proof of Concept for Technology Commercialization Award Program. This is the new name for The Technology Commercialization Fund of prior years. The Proof of Concept for Technology Commercialization provides resources of up to $50,000 to enable […]

Tech Launch Arizona announces two gap funding partnership, POC program

By | October 22nd, 2012|Arizona, New Fund Announcement, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|

Tech Launch Arizona, a new umbrella organization at the University of Arizona charged with commercializing technology and creating industrial relationships, has announced two gap funding models for the program:

Arizona Furnance: Arizona Furnace offers promising startup ventures a package worth more than $50,000 in cash and services. The package includes a $25,000 seed funding grant and six […]

San Diego Business Journal covers Mind the Gap roundtable

By | October 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

The San Diego Business Journal covered this week’s Mind the Gap roundtable at WBT in today’s edition. innovosource will hold this roundtable on Wednesday Oct 24th from 1-4PM Pacific at the San Diego Convention Center. Still time to register if you are in the area.

Full Agenda: http://www.gapfunding.org/shareddocuments/WBT_Gap%20Fund%20Program.pdf
More info:http://wbtshowcase.com/wbt/web.nsf/pages/agendaugf.html

U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and illinoisVentures coating start-up, Autonomic Materials, graduates and grows

By | October 22nd, 2012|Illinois, New Investments/Awards|

A company seeking to commercialize “self-healing” technology for paints and coatings has graduated from the University of Illinois business incubator and moved to a site southwest of Champaign.

Autonomic Materials, which uses technology developed by UI Professor Scott White and colleagues, has relocated to the former Syngenta Crop Protection facility 3 miles south of Bondville. […]

Denmark offers proof of concept funding scheme

By | October 16th, 2012|New Fund Announcement, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|

The Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation through the National Network for Technology Transfer delivers a proof of concept scheme to support the evaluation, development, and eventual commercialization of early-stage technology (more here).

Recently, The CONNECT Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have partnered to leverage the National program to […]

IDEA student incubator backs three Northeastern ventures

By | October 15th, 2012|New Investments/Awards|

IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run accelerator, just announced it’s new cycle of investments.  Three companies–two internet/web based, and a disease-monitoring biosensor co–received $10K earch to support their development. IDEA was featured as a model in our Mind the Gap iWorkshop Series on gap support programs.


Innovacorp funds Nova Scotia universities through Early Stage Commercialization Fund

By | October 15th, 2012|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Venture Capital|

Innovacorp is a Canadian early-stage venter firm that supports Nova Scotia research universities and community colleges through their Early Stage Commercialization Fund. Their investment interests are wide and supported projects can receive up to $50,000 per investment. These monies go to technologies with medium to high technology readiness levels. […]

Angel Capital Q1/2 report shows more activity, move to expansion

By | October 11th, 2012|Angel|

In our recent revamp of the early-stage capital continuum in our Mind the Gap roadmap report, we identified angels as vital capital partner in transitioning proof of concept technologies and pre-seed start-ups. As venture capital targets later rounds and expansion/growth stages of company development, individual angels and angel groups are a necessary bridge in […]