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.

Pre-proposals will be accepted until August 1, 2014. UIRF staff will work with applicants to perform IP and market assessments on each summary. Applicants with successful pre-proposals will be invited to submit full proposals.