Proof of Concept (POC) Fund

29 04, 2021

Recipients of 2021 UC Boulder Research & Innovation Seed Grants totaling $700,000 

By |2021-04-29T09:11:56+00:00April 29th, 2021|Colorado, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The 2021 program attracted 66 proposals, which were evaluated by 39 faculty volunteers, including previous seed grant recipients. The program and projects signify an investment in the future research and scholarly or artistic vitality of the university. Awardees come from disciplines across the university—including ventures involving interdisciplinary work that will foster collaborative interaction among faculty—as [...]

14 04, 2021

Binghamton University researchers receive $50K from SUNY for Parkinson’s, environmental work

By |2021-04-14T14:08:50+00:00April 14th, 2021|New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

SUNY has awarded Binghamton University researchers $50,000 apiece as they work on separate projects. Their research efforts focus on creating a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson’s patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells, the school said in a news release. The SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund — which helps faculty inventors and [...]

7 04, 2021

Texas Tech Accelerator awards entrepreneurs $175,000

By |2021-04-07T10:10:56+00:00April 7th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

Seven teams of startup entrepreneurs were awarded funding as winners of the 2021 Virtual TTU Accelerator Competition [last] week, hosted by Texas Tech University’s Innovation Hub at Research Park. The Texas Tech Accelerator finalists had the opportunity to pitch to a real investor panel for a chance to be accepted into the 2021-2022 program. The Texas Tech Accelerator [...]

24 03, 2021

Five Auburn University faculty teams competing for $100,000 in Launch funding 

By |2021-03-24T15:35:22+00:00March 24th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

In research and development, there is a place known as the Valley of Death – it’s the gap between applied research and viable products. To help bridge this gap so that powerful, useful research can make an impact on the market and improve quality of life, Auburn University’s Office of the Vice President for Research and [...]

4 02, 2021

WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

By |2021-02-04T09:08:57+00:00February 4th, 2021|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF supports research projects with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to booster their ability to make an economic impact on society. The CGF is funded by a generous donation from the Washington Research [...]

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) [...]