innovosource

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[accelerating interaction and innovation exchange
[advising groups on leading tactics in technology commercialization, tech/startup investing, and open innovation

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  • This 90-minute discussion highlights three, unique gap fund support programs that incorporate students, faculty, and external advisory groups (corporate, investment, technical) along side the capital. This is a leading practice in driving innovation at top universities.

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  • This 90-minute discussion provides a detailed walkthrough of the process of managing a gap fund. From fund promotion, to evaluation of projects, to incorporate of advisory boards, to administering the funds, this workshop has it all. In addition, a university-affiliated venture fund discusses top value development investments and optimizing partnerships.

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  • This 90- minute discussion covers the process of raising gap funds through university funds or external partnership, and managing a plan for sustainability. Each discussion leader has had experience in raising multiple funds from different sources, and will share their insights and experiences.

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  • Crowdfunding is an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment.This report gathers the perspectives, insights, and attitudes from 45 universities as they relate to the adoption and evolution of university crowdfunding on their campuses.

  • The University Student Venture Fund Report is an action-oriented roadmap for current and aspiring fund managers and interested public and private stakeholders, including state agencies, corporations, and investors as they develop and improve student venture funding programs.

  • Crowdfunding is an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment.This 90-minute discussion will introduce you to university crowdfunding policy implications and two, operational university crowdfunding platforms (Michigan Tech, SohoLoft, innovocracy.org)

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  • Crowdfunding is an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment. This hour-long event will be a web-enabled discussion and cover examples at three leading institutions (University of Utah, Colorado State University, Arizona State University).

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  • This 90-minute, interactive discussion with the Venture Panel will introduce you to four, university-focused venture firms with a history of active investment into the “gap”. These leaders discuss their investments, insights related to partnering with universities and other technology authorities, and how to structure your programs to attract outside investment. The event is prefaced with analysis from the recently released Mind the Gap 2012 report, an ongoing study of best practices in global gap funding programs. Fund Models: Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, illinoisVentures, Osage University Partners, Partners Innovation Fund

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  • This 90-minute discussion with the State Panel will introduce you to government-supported authorities that directly invest in university technology. These leaders have demonstrated that these “gap” investment partnerships have lead mutual impact in economic development and additional attraction of public and private dollars. Together, state authorities and universities form a powerful innovation mechanism that can assist in identifying and transitioning early stage technology into the marketplace.Fund Models: Maryland TEDCO, Michigan MIIE, Oklahoma i2E

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  • This 90-minute discussion with the Insights Panel will introduce you to three, experienced and tested gap funding and support programs. The leaders discuss their unique gap programs and experiences, and then open it up to questions from universities of all sizes and international locations. The event is prefaced with information from Mind the Gap, an ongoing study of best practices in global gap funding programs. You will walk away from this experience with a set of best practices to move forward in your own program development.Fund Models: CalTech, U of Colorado, U of Maryland Mtech

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  • (Event recorded 2.5.14) The university-industry relationship is evolving as it pertains to developing and transferring technologies and talent of the future. Both the University of Arizona and University of Manitoba are taking a proactive approach to this relationship through the launch of creative programs that facilitate this interaction and lead to results. This hour-long web-workshop investigates these two programs through a campus-wide lens
  • (Event recorded 4.2.14) The university-industry relationship is evolving as it pertains to developing and transferring technologies and talent of the future. Join the University of Penn State University, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Minnesota for this 90-minute web-workshop investigates these three programs through a campus-wide lens