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Welcome to the TDF

In an effort to bring the University of Rochester’s world-class research to life, UR Ventures has created the Technology Development Fund (TDF). Frequently, our research efforts yield scientific breakthroughs that are not yet ready to be translated to real world situations. The TDF awards funds to UR researchers as they develop their innovations to get them ready for the marketplace. Eligible projects propose the development of a technology to a more commercial endpoint.

Awards range from $40,000 to $100,000. TDF funding supports technical and administrative staff salaries, equipment, and supplies. It does not fund faculty salaries or overhead.