NUtech Ventures startup guide offers help to university entrepreneurs

NUtech Ventures has created a new guide to help aspiring University of Nebraska–Lincoln entrepreneurs commercialize their innovations. Guide to Startup Companies is focused on companies formed to commercialize innovations developed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and protected via intellectual property rights owned by UNL and assigned to NUtech Ventures. Topics include: idea validation, intellectual property protection, business plan development, technology licensing, funding, exit strategies, […]

Excerpts from Mind the Gap Report

For anyone interested in University-affiliated translational research, proof of concept, and startup gap funding and accelerators. The report below contains 60 pages from the most recent Mind the Gap Report. This excerpt was composed to assist in your own program planning and as an educational piece for your stakeholders. Please use and share!  Best viewed […]

Start your university POC or startup fund on the road to success [Hint: It’s a Team Meeting]

During our decade of experience in tracking university-affiliated translational research, proof of concept, and startup gap funding programs, we have received hundreds of calls from current and aspiring fund managers at research institutions that are seeking the common route to launch successful programs. It’s not locking yourself or assigning one of your team members to […]

The Marquette University Enterprise Seed Fund is taking applications for its third round of funding, good example of Intake Process

Overview and purpose of the fund The fund will provide seed capital to growing start-up businesses at critical junctures in their development. Open to all disciplines across campus, it will support activities, including commercialization activities, that further accelerate business growth. In addition, the fund seeks to strengthen the link between research and technology transfer and […]

UCalifornia-Riverside Announces 2013/14 POC Fund

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development announces the FY2013-2014 Proof of Concept for Technology Commercialization (POC) Award Program. The POC award provides UCR investigators up to $35,000 to further develop a commercializable invention based upon UCR intellectual property not yet licensed.  The effort should address a critical issue, such as

University of Iowa Accepting Pre-Proposals For Commercialization Awards Program

UIRF is accepting pre-proposals for the 2013 commercialization award program. Despite the delay in the Iowa state final budget approval, UIRF is now accepting pre-proposal innovation summaries. As we did last year, we will work with PIs to perform IP and market assessments on each summary. Pre-proposals successfully completing these assessments will be asked to submit […]

Healthcare seed fund strategy presentation

Good strategic overview of setting up and managing a seed fund slanted towards healthcare technologies and start-ups:

Venture fund proposal to UMN board

Presentation made to Board of Regents in support of the planned start-up venture fund initiative at the University of Minnesota

The University College of London delivers a suite of internal funds, translational research to start-up support

Internal Funding Translational Research Office Administered Funds Confidence in Concept UCL has been awarded £700,000 by the MRC to establish a Confidence in Concept fund to be used flexibly to support the earliest stages of multiple translational research projects. It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting […]

York University Student Enterprise POC fund, call for proposals

York CETLE is committed to helping students develop enterprising ideas and can offer very practical assistance in the form of proof of concept funding to get the idea of the ground. The aim of the Proof of Concept fund is to provide financial assistance to establish the feasibility of student business ideas. It will support […]