OUR INITIATIVES

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our initiatives
we develop interactions through “conversation-building initiatives” that seek to inform, to advocate for, and to connect our partners and clients to new knowledge and opportunities surrounding university/lab-affiliated innovation


Rapid engagement service for high-tech companies, early stage investors, and government agencies that are seeking to establish relationships with and integrate university/lab "innovation assets" into their near- and long-term innovation strategies.

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The resource for those interested in understanding, developing, and connecting to university-affiliated translational research, proof of concept, and pre /seed gap funds.

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The community of practice for those interested inuniversity technology and start-up crowdfunding

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workshops
we convene discussions, events, and workshops around emerging topics that are important to university-affiliated, and other early stage innovation

Access Events
University-Industry Model Reviews

|U-I Model Review I
|U-I Model Review II
Gap Fund Managers iWorkshops
|University CrowdFunding Review II
|University Crowdfunding Review I
|Raising and Sustaining Gap Funds
|Managing the Fund Process
|Cultivating Gap Fund Support Programs
Gap Fund Leaders Series
|UCSD Von Liebig Center
|University-managed Funds
|Venture-affiliated Funds
|State-partnered Funds

reports/services
we develop leading, strategic reports and offer consulting services that support the development of cutting edge programs

Reports
Mind the Gap: University Gap Funding Report
innovosource conducted a first-of-its-kind assessment of 63 technology and start-up gap funding programs across 40 international universities and affiliated organizations This report and associated materials are meant to support current/aspiring fund managers in program development by supplying management processes, fund features, and key impact and benchmarking metrics.Review report contents/Get report access options.

Student-run Venture Fund Report
the first-ever, comprehensive look at these unique educational and investment programs at seven, leading universities.Review report contents/Get report access options.

crowdtheGAP:The University CrowdfundingReport
Current attitudes, perspectives, and insights from 45 universities and external stakeholders surrounding the adoption and evolution of university crowdfunding. Report is intended as an introduction to crowdfunding in the university environment (Review report contents/Get report access options)


Consulting Services
In addition to offering many, focused services through each our our conversation-building initiatives (above), innovosource offers other core services to assist our partners and clients in future program planning, development, and marketing.
weekly news
we publish Shape the Future, a forward-looking digest of trends, resources, and happenings in university-affiliated innovation. Get our free weekly report
The Japanese government plans to start a system this fiscal year under which it will provide living costs of 6.5 million yen ($64,000) per year, for up to two years, for people who quit their companies and start a new business. By eliminating entrepreneurs’ concern that they will have little income in the early stages

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Posted: July 30, 2014, 3:49 pm
The government-backed New Zealand Venture Investment Fund says it’s still too early to judge the performance of the Seed Co-Investment Fund, which backs early-stage firms alongside angel investors. The NZVIF invested $5.4 million in the seed fund in the 12 months ended June 30, up from $5.2 million a year earlier, it said in a

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Posted: July 30, 2014, 3:48 pm
The government has planned to establish a start-up fund in the coming fiscal year in a bid to cultivate the culture of entrepreneurship and promote fresh ideas. Presenting the budget for fiscal 2014-15, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat said that the government would set up a Rs 500 million fund to bankroll promising start-ups. “The

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Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:04 pm
DesignMedix, Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, has closed a second round of angel funding from investors in the Northwest. Investors include Portland Seed Fund, as well as members of Bellingham Angels, Oregon Angel Fund, Seraph Angel Network, Willamette Angel Conference, Keiretsu Angel Forum and Tacoma Angel Network. “The funds will

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Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:04 pm
Leading Edge Ventures I, L.P., announced today the formation of an early stage venture fund. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, the Fund will make investments in promising early stage companies in Delaware and the Mid- Atlantic region. It will also maintain an office in Bethlehem, PA. Leading Edge Ventures will target companies that provide productivity benefits

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Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:02 pm