The next round of the University of Rochester’s Technology Development Fund Awards has begun. Awards are up to $100,000 for winning projects. The deadline for pre-proposals is May 6th, 2016. Submissions should be sent to Omar Bakht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible projects propose development of university owned technology to a commercial endpoint. A requirement for the award is that an invention disclosure be filed with UR Ventures. New to the TDF process this round is that Non-Inventor Developers can propose to develop technology that they did not invent. The hope is that developers (engineers, software developers, etc.) will form lasting collaborations with inventors to help bring UR technologies to the market. If you submit a pre-proposal for this round and you are a non-inventor, please also fill out the Non-Inventor profit sharing agreement.