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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

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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
Oregon BEST has announced a new round of commercialization funding that is helping electric farm vehicle startup Rogue Rovers, LLC collaborate with Oregon Tech to design, test and build a semi-autonomous, all-terrain electric vehicle that can be used in specialty farming applications to improve pest management, reduce fertilizer waste and make it safer to operate

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Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:56 pm
The Center for Innovative Technology announced today that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in Riogin, a Charlottesville-based company that has solved many issues related to peptide therapeutics. Riogin developed a technology platform that overcomes many of the problems connected to peptide therapeutics, which represents a growing portion of the market opportunity for big

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Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:49 pm
SioTeX, an interdisciplinary team from Texas State University, won the Texas Halo Fund Investment Prize during the 14th Annual Rice University Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in Houston. This marked the first year a Texas State team had been invited to compete in the RBPC, arguably the largest and most competitive business plan competition in the

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Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:31 pm
Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business‘ Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will award $10,000 in prizes at the annual Seton Hall University Venture Fund Competition. The public is invited to attend the competition, which will be held on Friday April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Jubilee Hall Auditorium. “Our five Finalist student teams were

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Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:27 pm
The Wolverine Venture Fund, an investment vehicle run by students at the University of Michigan, is celebrating a win now that it has recorded its fourth profitable exit with the IBM’s acquisition ofSilverpop. Silverpop is a software company offering marketing automation and real-time personalization technology services. The Wolverine Venture Fund invested $200,000 in 2000. The size of

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Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:25 pm