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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

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Shape the Future Series

|University Innovation Metrics
|Outperform Patent Reform
|University-Industry Collaboration Model
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.

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
LANSING, MICH. — The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) board of directors has designated $6.8 million for the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0, a statewide investment fund aimed at supporting high-tech early stage companies. The fund will be managed by Invest Michigan, a Michigan nonprofit corporation based in Detroit. Charlie Moret, who ran Connecticut’s Pre-Seed Fund, CTech and

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Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:24 pm
The University of Malta today launched the Take-Off Business Incubator, along with the launch of the Seed Fund Award in the presence of Economy Minister Chris Cardona and Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo. Prof Juanito Camilleri, the rector of the University, was also present. The incubator is situated at Dar Guzeppi Zahra within the

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Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:22 pm
The Office of Technology Management (OTM) is proud to announce the 2014 awardees of the Illinois Proof-of-Funding Concept (I-POC). I-POC is an innovative program designed to fund development that will demonstrate and improve an innovation’s market viability to potential investors and partners. 2014 I-POC Award Recipients This year’s I-POC awardees were selected from a stellar

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Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:19 pm
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s Proof of Concept Fund. The Proof of Concept (POC) Fund supports KU projects that have the potential to

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Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:15 pm
A group of alumni from UC San Diego has created an early stage venture capital fund that will target startup companies created by university students, faculty and graduates. The modest, roughly $8 million Triton Technology Fund unveiled late Wednesday expects to provide capital to entrepreneurs looking to commercialize technology developed at the university. “Our hope

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Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:07 pm