October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

The Research Institution GAP Fund and Accelerator Program Summit

U Illinois Announces Newest Round of POC Recipients, 7 Awards

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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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 and units across campus. The seven recipients research ranges from biological engineering and chemistry to social work and industrial design.

Rohit Bhargava
Beckman Institute for Advanced Technology
Next Gen Molecular Pathology

Brendan Harley
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Engineered Tissue Systems

Paul Hergenrother
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Novel Antibiotics for Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Matthew Hudson
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
A Genetic Marker System to Reduce Variation in Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance

Deana McDonagh
College of Fine and Applied Arts
AmpliMy: a Wheelchair Voice Amplifier

James Shriner
College of Education
IEP Quality: a Web-based Individualized Education Program Tutorial and Decision-making Support System

Douglas Smith
School of Social Work
A Peer Support Mobile Application for Friends of Emerging Adults with Alcohol Problems

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