Pharmacy professor receives SUNY funding to spur research commercialization 

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

A new technology led by UB faculty member Sathy Balu-Iyer that has the potential to treat autoimmune diseases and improve the success of gene therapy is one of four SUNY research projects that recently received investments from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF).

Funded jointly by SUNY and […]

UC Davis innovators receive $328K in grants to advance research

By | July 14th, 2017|California, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

UC Davis announced last week the recipients of nine proof-of-concept grants totaling $328,000 for campus innovators to advance their research and technologies toward commercialization.

These grants and the associated review process are managed by UCD Venture Catalyst through the Science Translation and Innovative Research, or STAIR, grant program, which is in its fourth year, and the […]

NC State is Bridging the Funding Gap from Research to Commercialization; invests in five new projects

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Five promising North Carolina State University projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), which helps NC State researchers move their inventions into the marketplace.

“NC State is establishing itself as a leader in technology commercialization,” says Kelly Sexton, assistant vice chancellor for NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures. “This has […]

NC State University Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is mobilizing a bridge over the digital divide

By | June 8th, 2017|*Fund Types, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

More than two billion people worldwide who don’t have internet access often miss out on life-changing benefits of being connected, such as automated micro-lending for entrepreneurs, marketplace applications and information services including weather forecasts and market pricing.

To help overcome this digital divide, NC State innovators have developed a new platform that enhances the capabilities of […]

At Oregon Health & Science University, healthcare tech is a priority

By | June 8th, 2017|*Fund Types, Oregon, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Oregon Health & Science University’s Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) , in coordination with the Department of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD),  takes an integrated approach to identifying, supporting, and accelerating the commercialization of new healthcare technologies. (For more on how OHSU commercializes technology…)

The BIP/TTBD facilitates commercialization through direct […]

DOD’s $250 million rapid innovation fund

By | March 23rd, 2017|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|

The Pentagon will begin taking submissions for its Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) at the end of the month, according to a March 17 announcement. The fund is used to quickly test and integrate innovative technologies that solve critical national security needs.

Mature prototypes may receive up to $3 million and will have up […]

$2.2 million from state will help speed UCI research to commercial market

By | February 6th, 2017|*Fund Types, California, Fund Partnering, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|

The University of California, Irvine has received $2.2 million from the state that will be administered through UCI Applied Innovation to help speed research and innovations to commercialization.

The funding will underwrite the Bridging Innovation Gaps Initiative at UCI and provide additional support for:

  1. The BioENGINE program, which promotes biomedical engineering entrepreneurship by helping graduate students […]

Purdue researchers receive Trask funding to commercialize new type of sodium batteries and novel antibiotic for chronic wound healing 

By | February 2nd, 2017|Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Two Purdue University researchers will share $55,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their innovations through the commercialization pipeline.

Vilas Pol, an associate professor in Purdue’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering and associate professor (by courtesy) in the School of Materials Engineering and an affiliate of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, received $35,000 […]

Colorado Boulder research seed grant program accepting proposals for interdisciplinary research, creative work

By | January 25th, 2017|Colorado, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Now in its 11th year, the 2017 Innovative Seed Grant Program (ISGP)—designed to stimulate new, compelling areas of research and creative work on the University of Colorado Boulder campus—is accepting proposals through Sunday, Feb. 12.

With a focus on interdisciplinary ventures that take investigators in high-risk, high-reward directions, the program has set aside $1 million […]

Clemson University Research Foundation awards funds for technology development 

By | October 20th, 2016|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, South Carolina|

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced six recipients of fiscal year 2017 Technology Maturation Fund awards.

The CURF Technology Maturation Fund provides grants to faculty to support the last critical development step needed to move their technology to the marketplace.

“There is no limit to innovation at Clemson,” said CURF director Casey Porto, “however, […]