U Illinois Announces Newest Round of POC Recipients, 7 Awards

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) is proud to announce the 2015 awardees of the Illinois Proof-of-Concept Funding Program (I-POC). I-POC funds development projects that will help demonstrate an innovation’s viability to potential investors and partners. 2015 I-POC Award Recipients: This year’s I-POC award recipients were selected from a stellar pool of applicants from colleges […]

Zells donate $60 million to University of Michigan, support funds

The University of Michigan’s business school is set to receive $60 million from the Zell Family Foundation, which has now donated more than $150 million to the university over the years. The money will go to extend programs at the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and create new ones. “This […]

University of Chicago Innovation Fund Awards $150,000 to Therapeutic Human Exosome Project for Multiple Sclerosis & Migraine; Two Other Projects Also Receive Significant Funding

On July 7, 2015, it was announced that three teams from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory are one step closer on the journey to commercializing their innovative discoveries and technology. They have each been selected to receive funding from the University of Chicago Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund awards grants and invests […]

U Texas/Sanofi Partnership Illustrates Biomedical Research Turning More to Private Funds

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi will fund up to $2.4 million a year in biomedical research at the University of Texas System under a deal announced Thursday, the latest in a trend toward more research funding from private industry as government research money dwindles. The university system and multinational company called the agreement a mutually beneficial […]