Research Institution Tech and Venture Gap Fund and Startup Accelerator Programs

Bridging the tech and startup gap by supporting the development of and the connection with research institution technology and startup gap fund and accelerator programs (GAP). Serving research institutions, corporate innovation teams, and investors

In the Pipeline

Industry-University Partnerships Through Gap Fund and Accelerator Programs

Virtual Workshop | June 20, 2024

The Research Institution GAP Fund and Accelerator Program Summit ​

OCTOBER 23-25 | ATLANTA, GA

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What ARE Gap Fund Accelerator ProgramS (GAP)?

Over the past two decades, incredible advancements have been made through research institution-affiliated gap fund and accelerator programs (GAP). These programs have enabled countless technologies and startups to navigate the “valley of death” and reach their full potential in the marketplace.

Through applied research, proof-of-concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture GAP initiatives, these programs provide invaluable support such as dedicated grant/investment funds, mentoring, incubation space, and commercialization support programs, while fostering collaborations with commercialization and investment partners such as corporate research, corporate venture, venture studios, venture capital, angel, family office, and government agencies.

GAP Fund Accelerator Program (GAP) INITIATIVE TYPES

Applied Research Grants

Apply & Assess

Advance research to a stage where evaluation for commercial potential is possible

Proof of Concept Programs

Validate & Derisk

De-risking, proof of concept, and commercial evaluation of technology

Startup Accelerators

Build & Accelerate

Startup formation and mentorship, pre-seed or earlier stage

University Venture Funds

Invest & Scale

Investment fund to support startups and participate in early rounds

Who We Are

For nearly two decades, innovosource has supported the advancement of research institution-affiliated tech and startup gap fund and accelerator programs (GAP).

To date, we have collaborated with more than 300 research institutions that are developing or evolving their gap fund and accelerator programs – also connecting multiple corporate innovation teams and investors with technology and startup opportunities and collaborations.

How We Help

innovosource convenes GAP leaders, corporate innovation teams, and investment partners around research institution-affiliated tech and startup gap fund and accelerator programs.

We offer market intelligence, best practices, events, relationship building, and direct support to research institutions, corporate innovation teams, and startup investors.

Public and private research institutions, incubators and science parks, government innovation agencies

Corporate research, corporate innovation, and corporate venture teams

Early-stage investors like venture studios, family offices, angel investors, and venture capital venture capital and angel investors

Reports & Resources

Web Workshops & Events

Consulting Services

Community of Practice

Relationship Building

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