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innovosource is an awareness firm that connects and informs key members of the innovation community, including research institutions, high-tech companies, investors, and government agencies

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Focus Areas
Technology transfer is the art/science/process in which today’s innovations are identified, analyzed, developed, and evolved into future products and services. Unlike many processes nature, this does not happen on its own; but, requires an excellence in practice and commitment to collaboration.

We are committed to playing our role in assisting the most innovative organizations in the world (research institutions, high-tech companies, early-stage investors, and government agencies) by showcasing best practices in technology transfer, by reporting on new technologies/start-ups, and by creating opportunities to connect the community into partnership with capable commercial and investment partners.

Gap funding programs affiliated with research institutions are a direct response to a lack of early-stage capital, or valley of death, that often hinders the development and commercialization of future technology and start-ups.

We have been tracking, assessing, and developing translational research, proof concept, and seed start-up gap funds for a decade. Through our work with over 100 funds, we are the best positioned firm to support current and aspiring gap fund programs through reporting, education, and fund development/benchmarking/advisory support services.

It’s not realistic to assume that all of the best innovation and professionals can reside in one organization. We believe that open innovation is a commitment from innovative companies that want to work with the best–wherever it may be.

Through a unique engagement process with a formal network of 75 research institutions, we work with companies of all sizes to identify strategic innovation assets, and assist them with immediate challenges. We also showcase leading trends in university-industry-investor relations through market reports and web-workshop reviews.

Reports and Resources

we develop focused reports and resources that inform and advocate for topics important to our mission like innovation funding, open innovation, technology transfer, and university-industry relations

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Events and Web-Workshops

we convene live events and web-workshops around emerging topics that are important to university-affiliated, and other early stage innovation. These events are intended to spark discussion in the innovation community

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Consulting Services

we offer consulting services to assist our community partners and clients. We are developing a full display of those services, but please contact us in the meantime to discuss your needs

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our initiatives

the resource for technology and start-up gap funding
Mind the Gap is the resource for those interested in understanding, developing, and connecting to university-affiliated translational research, proof of concept, and pre /seed start-up gap funds.

This includes news, strategic reports, web-workshops, and services, like benchmarking, fund planning, and advisory board formation.Visit Initiative Site

open engagement model to connect research institutions and high-tech companies
Pardon the Disruption is a unique engagement service for high-tech companies and early-stage investors that rapidly connects innovation needs with solutions available at research institutions.

This cuts down on front-end work and optimizes resources towards identified opportunities.Visit Initiative Site

live event/web showcases of emerging innovation from research institutions and start-ups

A Break for Breakthroughs (BforB) is a regular, live event/webinar showcase of emerging
technologies and resources from leading research institutions and start-ups that
have the potential to impact multiple industrial sectors

These events engage thousands of innovators, businesses, and investors .Visit Initiative Site

our newsletter









we publish Shape the Future, a forward-looking digest of trends, resources, and happenings in university-affiliated innovation.

  • Stories of industry and investor collaborations
  • Reports and analysis of emerging trends
  • Upcoming events for the community

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our partners

 

Join and Engage our Partners Network

The Partners Network is a formal group of universities, labs, and hospitals that are key sources of innovation assets and central to our mission of connecting new innovation to market needs. Participating institutions are actively involved in our tech transfer, open innovation, and gap funding initiatives and are recipients of information and connections to support their innovation initiatives. A sampling of those institutions is pictured here.

If your institution, tech transfer operation, industrial relations unit, research center, or lab would like to learn about becoming part of the Partners Network, or if your company or firm would like to engage these resources.

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