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Q-Sponsored Series by Osage University Partners | University Proof-of-Concept Funds – Case Studies on Goals and Operations

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Sponsor: Osage University Partners

Category: Other


Considering a proof-of-concept fund and wondering how to start and operate it? Or already have a proof-of-concept fund and considering some changes? Come join OUP and its panelists on June 6th to hear descriptions of programs from three institutions (Northwestern’s N.XT program, Johns Hopkins’ University Grant Programs and related funding, and University of Washington’s CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund).

Topics covered will include:

- Missions of the funds
- What the fund provides besides funding
- How the fund operates
- Where the funding originated from
- The application and review processes
- Tracking of applications and awardees
- Best practices in operating PoC funds
- OUP’s resources on PoC Funds


Jamie Testai, Best Practices Manager, OUP

Alexandra de Paz, Associate Director of New Ventures, Northwestern University INVO

Brian Stansky, Senior Direct, FastForward, John Hopkins Technology Ventures

Ryan Buckmaster, Associate Director, Innovation Investment, CoMotion UW

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