The UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Proof-of-Concept (POC) Awards Program winners. A total of 30 pre-proposals from across the UIC Campus were submitted in this round of the CIF POC Awards Program from which eight finalists were chosen to submit full proposals and present their projects to a panel of venture capitalists and business leaders. Of those eight, four proposals were awarded funding bringing the total number of projects funded in 2013 to ten. 

Below is the list of the Fall 2013 award recipients and their projects. To read more about the Fall 2013 Projects go to cif.uic.edu.

Alexander Aruin, PhD, DPT
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Project Title: Design and Optimization of Gait Performance Enhancing Innersole

David W. Carley, PhD
Center of Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research
Project Title: Proof of Concept for Real-Time Prediction of Driving Performance and Safety

Girish G. Deshpande, MD
College of Medicine at Peoria, Pediatrics
Project Title: Bench Testing of SecureTube

Shaolin Yang, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Project Title: Two Dimensional J-Resolved LASER and semi-LASER Spectroscopy

We would like to thank all of the applicants for their participation and dedication to advanced UIC intellectual property towards commercialization. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our POC Review Committee represented by IllinoisVENTURES, ARCH Venture Partners, Baird Capital, Hyde Park Angels and Mercury Fund.

Source: http://cif.uic.edu/projects.html