Proof of Concept (POC) Fund

13 01, 2021

Trask Innovation Fund accepting applications from researchers, innovators seeking to advance Purdue intellectual property 

By |2021-01-13T14:03:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|Foundation-support, Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Purdue University inventors who are prepared to move their innovations to market have until Feb. 19 to apply for funding through the Trask Innovation Fund. The fund is designed to advance the commercial potential of Purdue intellectual property through short-term research projects. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization based on criteria including [...]

6 01, 2021

FSU GAP competition supports researchers moving from laboratory to marketplace 

By |2021-01-06T09:58:21+00:00January 6th, 2021|Florida, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

A method to improve testing for E. coli in beef and a system for evaluating a product used to reinforce pavement earned funding through a Florida State University program that supports researchers who are bringing their academic work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded faculty members a pot of more than [...]

17 12, 2020

Skandalaris LEAP winners announced @ Wash U

By |2020-12-17T06:24:43+00:00December 17th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Missouri, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Skandalaris Center’s Fall 2020 LEAP Cycle has ended and a new set of translational research projects have been funded. LEAP is an asset-development program and gap fund designed to provide intellectual and financial capital to WashU-affiliated translational projects. A panel of industry experts and community partners evaluated 22 projects based on three criteria: their [...]

15 10, 2020

UIC Innovation Fund | Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation | University of Illinois at Chicago

By |2020-10-15T09:40:45+00:00October 15th, 2020|Illinois, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The UIC Innovation Fund supports the commercialization of technologies developed by faculty, staff and students at UIC. The fund supports programs that help UIC technologies reach important milestones that are critical to commercialization. The fund is managed in partnership with the Office of Technology Management. The new UIC Innovation Fund will combine oversight of the [...]

7 10, 2020

UIC Innovation Fund to support commericialization of UIC-based technologies

By |2020-10-07T16:15:51+00:00October 7th, 2020|Illinois, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation (OVCI) is proud to announce the creation of the UIC Innovation Fund to support the commercialization of technologies developed by faculty, staff and students at UIC. The new UIC Innovation Fund will combine oversight of the Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative (CTRI) and the Proof of Concept (POC) [...]

7 10, 2020

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution 

By |2020-10-07T16:11:04+00:00October 7th, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, UK/England|0 Comments

Imperial and MIT share a commitment to address key global challenges and for 2020, the MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will call for research into climate solutions and the transition to zero pollution. The funding, worth $100,000 in total, will bring together researchers from two of the world's best universities to build early-stage collaboration. The seed fund is calling [...]

7 10, 2020

U Utah establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center

By |2020-10-07T16:01:25+00:00October 7th, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund, Utah|0 Comments

President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology [...]

24 09, 2020

Grants support proof-of-concept and validation studies of Johns Hopkins inventions

By |2020-09-24T10:22:04+00:00September 24th, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington DC|0 Comments

Two Johns Hopkins research teams have received technology development grants totaling nearly $200,000 through the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research. Established through a $5.4 million gift from businessman and philanthropist Louis B. Thalheimer, the fund supports vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins and has awarded more than $1.3 [...]

2 09, 2020

 FSU Collaborative Collision Seed Fund announcement

By |2020-09-02T12:43:19+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Florida, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Collaborative Collision seed fund provides up to $25,000 to catalyze the development of new interdisciplinary teams that form as a result of connections made at the Office of Research Development’s Collaborative Collision events. Collaborative Collision grants are intended to allow a new team to position themselves to seek external funding for a new research initiative by demonstrating a history of [...]

2 09, 2020

UPMC grows innovation in the last 4 months

By |2020-09-02T12:31:20+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Hospitals, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Over the past four months, UPMC has continued to invest in technologies and innovations for healthcare delivery despite financial pressures related to the pandemic. On Aug. 26, the health system revealed more details about two key innovation initiatives in its second-quarter financial results. During the first half of 2020, the health system reported $59 million in operating income and [...]