Eight POC projects funded by Fall UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

The UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Proof-of-Concept (POC) Awards Program winners. A total of 30 pre-proposals from across the UIC Campus were submitted in this round of the CIF POC Awards Program from which eight finalists were chosen to submit full proposals and present their projects to a […]

Meet 8 new VCs on top 2013 seed investors list

It comes as no surprise that 500 Startupsleads last year’s list of top seed investors, or that Andreesen Horowitz, SV Angel, andLerer Ventures aren’t far behind.But what is surprising about the annual CB Insights list is that eight of the top 20 firms are new to it in 2013, and many have even bigger plans for future growth. That makes it easy […]

Drexel University announces $400K in POC awards in inaugural round

In its first round of proof-of-concept funding, Drexel Ventures -the University’s new technology accelerator and transfer enterprise- is supporting research that could lead to improved solar cells, new drug therapy for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, safer chemicals for oil extraction and smarter software system monitoring. Investigators for each project will receive $100,000, from Drexel’s Innovation […]

Virginia Innovation Partnership Awards $800,000 to University Research Projects

A statewide network designed to accelerate innovation and economic growth has awarded $800,000 to 18 university research projects in Virginia. The Virginia Innovation Partnership, created in 2012 as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s i6 Challenge, provides funding that allows university  researchers to advance early-stage work through  the “proof of concept” stage, in which […]