Grinnell College announced on Jan. 26 the projects selected for funding by the Innovation Fund. The nine chosen projects cover a range of areas with a particular emphasis on digital technology and addressing issues of diversity. Now in its fifth year, the Innovation Fund was created for faculty, staff and students to test […]
VIDA Diagnostics of Coralville has completed $5.1 million of new investment funding, which will help commercialize the company’s lung imaging software and associated precision services.
The funding was led by Chartline Capital Partners of Wilmington, Del., Rittenhouse Ventures of Philadelphia and Next Level Ventures, Rural Vitality Fund II and the Iowa Seed Fund, all based in […]
Last spring saw more than the usual “graduations” at the University of Northern Iowa.
The Innovation Incubator at UNI’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation saw four companies — iTracking Research, Dyton Creative Inc., Follow Your Strengths and Red Lab Technologies — move up and out.
Three-year-old iTracking had learned all it could in […]
A new fund that would invest in Iowa startups is in the works after receiving certification from the state.
River Glen Venture Partners aims to raise a pool of $25 million it would invest in early-stage companies, fund founder Matt Busick said.
“We think that’s the right number to build a portfolio over four to five years of 10 (startups) […]
When an individual with epilepsy has a seizure, he or she needs quick delivery of an anticonvulsant drug. That’s why Max Baker, UI associate professor in the anesthesia department, has been working for two years on a rapid, easy-to-use, buccal drug delivery device for the urgent treatment of seizures.
The buccal device sits between the cheek […]
The University of Iowa Research Foundation announced today that it will begin accepting applications for its Commercialization GAP fund program. The UIRF Gap Fund is a phenomenal example of a proof of concept and seed fund managed and sustained by university foundation/tech transfer management through a campus-wide integrated approach through its Centers for Enterprise programs. […]
The University of Iowa has increased significantly its already prominent role in helping to strengthen the state’s economy in the past year, Dan Reed, UI vice president for research and economic development, told the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, on Wednesday. […]
Three companies with ties to the University of Iowa have obtained $750,000 in funding from the state to expand their businesses, create jobs, and further develop their products.
Memcine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., NanoMedtrix, LLC, and Iowa Approach, LLC were awarded direct financial assistance from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The funding is designed to help these and other companies move their basic research forward with the goal of commercializing the technologies or products […]
Three projects received awards under a smaller, proof-of-concept category. These awards provide pursuit funds for emerging research areas that are more limited in scope or require proof of concept before investigators can pursue larger funding. Each project will receive up to $100,000 for one year […]
UIRF is accepting pre-proposals for the 2013 commercialization award program. Despite the delay in the Iowa state final budget approval, UIRF is now accepting pre-proposal innovation summaries. As we did last year, we will work with PIs to perform IP and market assessments on each summary. Pre-proposals successfully completing these assessments will be asked to submit full proposals.
PLEASE NOTE: Until the budget is passed, we will not know the amount of funding for this year’s GAP fund, or the dates for submission, reviews, or awards.
Please submit pre-proposals and questions by email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Iowa Centers for Enterprise (ICE), in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED), is pleased to announce seed funding that is designed to expand the commercialization of UI technology.
The funds are to support the development of innovations with […]