Proof of Concept (POC) Fund

17 06, 2020

UC Davis Names Recipients of 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards | UC Davis

By |2020-06-17T15:47:33+00:00June 17th, 2020|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of California, Davis, today (June 15) named the recipients of the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards recognize faculty, project teams and community partners for their work, dedication and success in improving the lives of others and addressing the needs of our global society through innovative solutions. “Research universities like UC Davis play [...]

17 06, 2020

POP Grants Bridges Funding Gap for UCI Researchers 

By |2020-06-17T15:46:48+00:00June 17th, 2020|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

UC Irvine is one of the nation’s foremost public research universities. The campus is home to world-class researchers and faculty members who work at the cutting edge of their disciplines to discover and invent the next groundbreaking technologies. Many of these groundbreaking technologies have significant commercial potential, which, if further developed, can be brought to [...]

4 06, 2020

UMass ADVANCE Announces Collaborative Seed Grant Funding 2020-21

By |2020-06-04T10:41:29+00:00June 4th, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The UMass ADVANCE Program has announced the second round of seed grant funding to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded seed grant projects will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in [...]

3 06, 2020

Auburn University awards 2 research projects with LAUNCH grant funding – Alabama NewsCenter

By |2020-06-03T20:45:14+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Alabama, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In an effort to advance research ideas that benefit society and the economy, Auburn University recently awarded two faculty research projects $100,000 in LAUNCH funding support. Established in 2015 by the Auburn University Research and Economic Development Advisory Board, the LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation involves an associated competition designed to bridge the gap between innovative research and the [...]

20 05, 2020

U Buffalo spinoff Ferric Contrast wins $750,000 in federal R&D funding

By |2020-05-20T20:46:10+00:00May 20th, 2020|New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ferric Contrast Inc., a University at Buffalo spinoff, has received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop iron-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast agents are substances that are used in the body to help obtain better quality of images of organs, tumors and other biological structures. The compounds that Ferric [...]

14 05, 2020

Launch Chapel Hill’s new director presses ahead with accelerator’s growth despite COVID-19 

By |2020-05-14T09:52:58+00:00May 14th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

CHAPEL HILL – Launch Chapel Hill is gearing up to send off its 13th cohort of entrepreneurs to embark on their next stage of startup growth. After spending 16 weeks developing their business model and market strategy with mentors in the accelerator, nine early-stage startups will finish off the program by pitching their products and services to [...]

14 05, 2020

New U Arkansas Fund Provides More Than $1.3 Million for Research Commercialization

By |2020-05-14T09:44:27+00:00May 14th, 2020|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

The Chancellor’s Commercialization Fund has provided more than $1.3 million in funding to University of Arkansas researchers seeking to bring new technologies to the marketplace. Established in March 2019, the fund has awarded 33 grants ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. The fund prioritizes aggressive teams with mature projects who are “progressing technologies toward real-world [...]

14 05, 2020

Spring 2020 Wash U LEAP Gap Fund Cycle Concludes

By |2020-05-14T09:43:45+00:00May 14th, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

The LEAP Gap Fund is open to any person or team with potential or existing WashU intellectual property. Through the program, teams receive mentorship from experts in their fields and work with the Skandalaris Center team and partners to create clear development and commercialization plans to ready their projects. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

7 05, 2020

The TAKEOFF Seed Fund Awards: Supporting Discovery, Innovation, Knowledge and Impact

By |2020-05-07T10:18:00+00:00May 7th, 2020|Malta, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Researchers and entrepreneurs will be able to benefit from a maximum of €25,000 to start and grow their ideas through this year’s TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award (TOSFA) which was launched today, the 6th May 2020. A total of €100,000 will be allocated through this competitive call which closes at noon on Monday 25 May 2020.  [...]

7 05, 2020

OSU Accelerator awards seed funding to accelerate technology commercialization

By |2020-05-07T09:24:38+00:00May 7th, 2020|Ohio, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Five projects led by College of Engineering faculty were recently chosen for funding via The Ohio State University Accelerator Awards: David Dean, Emre Ertin, Sanjay Krishna, Mrinal Kumar and Tanya Nocera. The Accelerator Awards program provides grants of up to $150,000 to help develop technologies to the point that they are either ready to be licensed by [...]