Fall 2014 POC Pre-Proposals Now Being Accepted
The UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce that pre-proposals are now being accepted for the Fall 2014 POC Awards Program. Pre-proposal applications are accepted for project grants of up to $75,000. To be eligible for funding, projects must be based on a UIC invention that has been disclosed to the Office of Technology Management. Interested applicants must submit a Pre-Proposal Application form no later than Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:00PM CST to be considered.
For instructions on submitting a Pre-Proposal Application and to download a Pre-Proposal Application Form, please visit the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund website at cif.uic.edu. All Pre-Proposal Application submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
We highly encourage faculty inventors to schedule a meeting with the Office of Technology Management and IllinoisVENTURES to discuss their proposed project prior to submitting a Pre-Proposal Application. Questions regarding the POC Awards Program can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 312-996-7018.
Spring 2014 POC Award Winners
We are also pleased to announce the Spring 2014 POC Awards Program winners. Over 30 pre-proposals from across the UIC Campus were submitted in this round of the CIF POC Awards Program with ten finalists presenting to a panel of venture capitalists and business leaders.
Projects funded as part of the Spring 2014 POC Awards Program include:
Brian Kay, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Project Title: High-Throughput Antibody Generation by PExSR
Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP
Center for Global Health & Department of Emergency Medicine
Project Title: Obsterical Medical Device for Auto Transfusion in Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH)
Sriram Ravindran, MD
Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry
Project Title: Bioenhanced Implant Surfaces for Improved Osteointegration
Mark Grechanik, PhD
Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering
Project Title: Making Cloud Computing Elastic, Cost Effective and Efficient
Bellur Prabhakar, PhD
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine
Project Title: Evaluation of Soluble OX40L-JAG-1 to Treat Type-1 Diabetes
Dieter Klatt, PhD
Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering/College of Medicine
Project Title: Validation of In-Vivo SLIM-MRE
We would like to congratulate all of the winners and also thank all of the applicants for their participation and decision to advancing UIC intellectual property towards commercialization.