Proof of Concept (POC) Fund

16 02, 2022

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

By |2022-02-16T10:21:29+00:00February 16th, 2022|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies. Texas Tech awarded four [...]

8 02, 2022

University of Warwick: €150,000 grant to investigate big improvements to medicines using tiny particles 

By |2022-02-08T11:34:10+00:00February 8th, 2022|Europe, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A project to improve the efficiency of our medicines using tiny particles at the University of Warwick has received funding to take it a step closer towards commercialization. 166 researchers funded by the European Research Council (ERC) have won Proof of Concept Grants. Worth €150,000 each, this top-up funding will help them bridge the gap [...]

16 12, 2021

Commercialization Fund awards support to six VCU innovators 

By |2021-12-16T10:24:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

A refrigerated shipping container designed and powered by technology invented by Virginia Commonwealth University engineers someday could bring fresh food to people living in food deserts or disaster victims living without power. The VCU Commercialization Fund chose this project by Stephen Fong, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, [...]

3 11, 2021

NUtech Ventures announces 2021 Innovator Awards

By |2021-11-03T15:48:59+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Nebraska, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The awards recognize university personnel and companies who are developing and commercializing cutting-edge research. Brad Roth, NUtech executive director, opened the awards ceremony, followed by comments from Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green. Green acknowledged the importance of university commercialization, especially as it relates to the N2025 strategic plan. The strategic plan includes goals to increase the number of patents, copyrights, company [...]

29 09, 2021

Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

By |2021-09-29T14:35:51+00:00September 29th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation [...]

29 09, 2021

New Startups Built From UC Davis Research and Innovation Emerge With Solutions in Health, Energy and Agriculture

By |2021-09-29T14:34:45+00:00September 29th, 2021|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

uring the 2020-21 fiscal year, nine startups executed agreements to access foundational intellectual property and commercialize new technologies developed at the University of California, Davis. The emerging startups are focused on technological solutions to meet needs in health, energy and agriculture. “It is always exciting to see innovations from UC Davis translated into commercial applications that benefit our regional [...]

16 09, 2021

PSU Eberly’s 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced

By |2021-09-16T09:52:53+00:00September 16th, 2021|Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare them to translate their Penn [...]

16 09, 2021

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

By |2021-09-16T09:51:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does happen? One of the misconceptions [...]

18 08, 2021

Rowan Innovations: Moving great ideas from the lab to the marketplace 

By |2021-08-18T13:30:33+00:00August 18th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Rowan University researchers are developing promising ideas and new technology in their labs—the trick is getting their new inventions out into the marketplace. The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program accelerates the commercialization process. Since 2018, Rowan researchers have earned 10 national I-Corps awards, plus another through the National Institutes of Health—more than any other R2 [...]

4 08, 2021

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Catalyzes 6 Promising Projects | NC State News

By |2021-08-04T10:09:58+00:00August 4th, 2021|North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Research at NC State uncovers potential solutions to some of the world’s grandest challenges. And thanks to the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), six new projects will receive support that could bring their research one step closer to market-ready technologies — with broad societal impacts. “Since the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund launched over a decade ago, it’s proven [...]