UCLA Innovation Fund has announced a Call for Biomedical Proposals
The intent of this funding is to enable research and technologies to move quickly from the lab to the market, and to bridge the gap between academic research and industry/venture capital interest. Funding will be used to advance a project along to reach a key project-specific milestone, further enabling these technologies to be licensed to an existing company or a startup. These funds are to support commercialization activities that would not be supported by basic research grants.
Award Amount: $50k - $200k
Funding Tracks: There are three funding tracks: therapeutics, medical devices/diagnostics, and digital health.
Application Process: Letter of intent, invited full application, and final pitch presentation. Letters of Intent for all three tracks are due May 30, 2017.
Eligibility:Applicants must be UCLA faculty members meeting the criteria described in greater detail on the website. There are also prerequisites for other team members (these members can be non-faculty and/or outside UCLA - see the website for details).
Consultant Services:Members of the UCLA Innovation Fund planning team will provide consultations to potential applicants. Please visit the website to find the right contact.