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University of Sydney Sydnovate POC fund overview

By | November 26th, 2012|*Fund Types, Australia, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Sample Docs|

The Sydnovate Fund provides critical financial support for research projects with commercial potential.

These funds will be used to:

  • Strengthen University Patents, especially by reducing inventions to practice during the 12 months period between Provisional filing and PCT filing.
  • Strengthening the University’s copyright portfolio.
  • Develop ’unripe’ projects into licensable opportunities by reaching critical milestones and demonstrating feasibility.

Preferred opportunities should […]

York University Student Enterprise POC fund, call for proposals

By | November 26th, 2012|*Fund Types, Fund RFP, Sample Docs, Student Funds, UK/England|

York CETLE is committed to helping students develop
enterprising ideas and can offer very practical assistance in the form of proof of concept funding to get the idea of the ground.

The aim of the Proof of Concept fund is to provide financial assistance to establish the feasibility of student business ideas. It will support the early […]

British EPSRC supports Oxford University POC fund

By | November 26th, 2012|*Fund Types, New Fund Announcement, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, UK/England|

Funding of £3.6m will help Oxford University researchers bridge the so-called ‘valley of death’ – the gap between having an idea for an invention and it being developed enough for others to want to invest in it.

The money will go towards initiatives such as secondments that take researchers into industry and follow-on grants that help […]

University of Florida start-up, AGTC, lands $37.5M in VC for novel approaches to curing rare genetic respiratory and retinal diseases

By | November 26th, 2012|Florida, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|

An Alachua-based biotechnology company has secured $37.5 million in venture capital funding in what is believed to be the largest private venture deal ever for an area company.

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. announced that a syndicate of three new investors has joined three existing investors in the funding round to move its genetic therapies through human […]

University of Kansas launches POC fund, will award $200K this year

By | November 20th, 2012|*Fund Types, Kansas, New Fund Announcement, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

The University of Kansas has created a new way support KU research projects that are close to commercialization, university officials said in a news release.

The new Proof of Concept (POC) Fund will provide money to help research projects for one year to make the technologies more attractive for private investment. The fund will support projects […]

University of Hertfordshire launches fund to support student ideas

By | November 19th, 2012|*Fund Types, New Fund Announcement, Student Funds, UK/England|

The Enterprise Fund has been launched to support students with innovative and viable business ideas.

Financial awards and mentoring support will be provided to students judged to have enterprising ideas, a clearly identified market gap and scalability.

Financial awards will be granted following the completion of an application form, demonstrating proof of concept and proof of market, and […]

Overview of MIT-Germany Seed fund, a global campus approach

By | November 19th, 2012|Germany, Massachusetts|

MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) offers seed funds to MIT faculty and researchers to support  early-stage international projects and collaboration. MISTI Global Seed Funds includes a general fund for projects in any country and several country funds with their own requirements.

Overview: http://web.mit.edu/misti/mit-germany/faculty/MIT-Germany%20Seed%20Fund%20flyer.pdf

Cambridge University’s Enterprise Fund makes first seed investments

By | November 19th, 2012|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, UK/England|

Cambridge University’s Enterprise Fund has made its first investments, in Cambridge CMOS Sensors, Inotec AMD, and DefiniGEN.

The fund was launched in May and closed in September and combines a seed scheme with EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme).

CMOS Sensors, based on research from the university’s engineering department, is involved in nanosensors which require very little power and […]

Testament to the challenges in implementing state-supported venture funds

By | November 19th, 2012|New Fund Announcement, State or Government, Venture Capital, Wisconsin|

A hard-to-pass proposal to use tax dollars to boost private investment in Wisconsin start-up companies could find its way into the next state budget bill, giving it a pathway through the legislative traps that ensnared it last session, a key state senator said Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the fix-it executive for Gov. Scott Walker’s troubled jobs agency […]

Arizona Furnace, The First Statewide Accelerator Program Based on Technology Transfer Unveils First Ten Startups

By | November 19th, 2012|Arizona|

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 16, 2012

Arizona’s first-of-its-kind statewide technology transfer startup program, AZ Furnace Accelerator, is pleased to announce it has selected the first 10 startups that will participate in the business accelerator program. As part of the competitive process, a panel of judges selected the 10 winners from a group of 22 finalists and […]