The Technology Development Fund
How It Works
Technology Development Fund
University research efforts often yield scientific breakthroughs that are not ready to be translated into real world applications. In an effort to bring the University of Rochester’s world-class research to life, UR Ventures has created the Technology Development Fund (TDF).
The TDF helps University researchers develop innovations to the point that they are ready for the marketplace. Funding, which supports technical and administrative staff salaries, equipment, and supplies (but not faculty members’ salaries or overhead), ranges from $40,000 to $100,000. Funded projects are expected to be completed within one year, but this period may be extended.