Welcome to the TDF
In an effort to bring University of Rochester’s world-class research to life, UR Ventures has created the Technology Development Fund (TDF). Oftentimes, our research efforts yield scientific breakthroughs that are not ready to be translated to real world situations. The TDF exists to support UR researchers as they develop their innovations to get them ready for the marketplace. Awards range from $40,000 to $100,000 to support projects of approximately one year in duration. TDF funding supports technical and administrative staff salaries, equipment, and supplies. It does not fund faculty salaries or overhead.