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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

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
Queensland start-ups are to benefit from a new $10 million early stage investment fund. The fund is a joint initiative of the ilab incubator based at The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Long Pocket site, and Artesian Capital Management. Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker described ilab as one of Queensland’s

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Posted: August 19, 2014, 2:15 pm
Nirmidas Biotech, Inc., a diagnostic research technology company, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed round funding to commercialize its fluorescence enhancing plasmonic gold technology, called “pGOLD.” The technology platform, which significantly boosts the ability to detect disease biomarkers, is based on nearly a decade of research at Stanford University and is

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Posted: August 19, 2014, 2:14 pm
As part of the official opening of the new CCDI space, a new Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) was launched as part of the proceedings. The DISF is supported with seed funding from the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT). The new fund is set to give innovation

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Posted: August 19, 2014, 2:14 pm
Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 1, 2014, for the fourth round of funding from the UC Technology Commercialization Accelerator. The accelerator serves as a vehicle for significantly ramping up the commercialization activity of the university. Its primary focus is on identifying promising, early stage technologies; assessing those technologies to determine viable startup company

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Posted: August 19, 2014, 2:12 pm
“The Cambridge cluster has worked very well for a long time. It has an established angel and entrepreneur ecosystem and what we’re seeing now is entrepreneurs beginning to invest back into new technology companies,” says Victor Christou, Senior Investment Director at Cambridge Innovation Capital, a newly established £50m fund with a remit to invest in technology and

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Posted: August 19, 2014, 1:50 pm