Proof of Concept (POC) Fund

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 [...]

8 07, 2021

Brown to fund four biomedical technologies with potential for patient benefit, commercial viability 

By |2021-07-08T09:44:37+00:00July 8th, 2021|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

 Four teams of Brown University researchers have been awarded up to $100,000 each to accelerate the translation of their scientific discoveries into commercial products that could benefit patients facing urgent medical challenges. Projects range from treating a rare childhood genetic disease to finding a new way to combat a deadly cancer. In its third annual [...]

1 07, 2021

VTech Proof-of-Concept Program announces second year of funding to bring research to market

By |2021-07-01T10:21:13+00:00July 1st, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) with LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH launched its inaugural Proof-of-Concept Program in 2020. The program is designed to help provide researchers paths to market for technologies from research with the potential for significant societal and economic impact. Since then, more than $400,000 has been awarded in grants to Virginia Tech researchers to commercialize Virginia Tech [...]

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 [...]