October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

The Research Institution GAP Fund and Accelerator Program Summit

UC Santa Cruz gap funding opportunity to develop university innovations

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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 Innovation & Business Engagement Hub is now accepting applications for its new Innovation Catalyst Grant; a proof-of-concept program focused on providing targeted gap funding, training, mentorship, and support to UC Santa Cruz researchers in order to help de-risk and/or validate the implementation and adoption potential of early-stage technology innovations. The overall objective of the program is to better position innovations to move out of the University and catalyze the process leading to transformative change and societal impact.

Innovation Catalyst Grants of up to $50,000 in direct costs will be available for selected projects, with a total of $100,000 available in this annual cycle. Any UCSC employee with Principal Investigator (PI) status leading an eligible project is welcome to apply. The application deadline is March 24, 2023. To learn more about the program and download the Request for Proposals, visit the Innovation Catalyst Grant website.

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