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APPLY NOW: Innov8 startup training and grant program

Innov8 is a new eight-week program designed to help emerging entrepreneurs develop their business concepts, hone business strategies, and build a business plan with actionable steps. This program provides entrepreneurial training and modest grant funding to University students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in developing

Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

Institute of Optics research sets record for shortest laser pulse for newly developed technology, work that has important applications in engineering and biomedicine. University of Rochester researchers are setting a new standard when it comes to producing ultrafast laser pulses over a broader range of wavelengths

Educational Resources Available

Want to further your understanding around IP, entrepreneurship and commercialization? URventures has compiled a list of educational resources to help you get started! We will be routinely updating and adding to this list, and welcome your feedback.

Rochester biologists selected for ‘rapid research’ on COVID-19

National high priority program funds two projects to better understand how coronavirus interacts with proteins in human cells. Two members of the University of Rochester’s Department of Biology have received expedited funding awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study biological processes involved in

Speedy Action Can Save Vision After An Occipital Stroke

May 27, 2020 Lindsey Valich / lvalich@ur.rochester.edu A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. But research from the University of Rochester, published in the journal Brain, may

Remdesivir results ‘promising’ in Medical Center clinical trial

The University of Rochester Medical Center has been participating in a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drug remdesivir. According to preliminary results released by the National Institutes of Health, the drug is now showing promise in treating adults diagnosed with COVID-19.  The study is led by

Spring 2020 TDF Round Cancelled

Given the changing circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, URVentures has decided to cancel the Spring 2020 round of the Technology Development Fund. Please direct any questions to the Fund’s Director. Omar Bakht Fund Director Omar_Bakht@urmc.rochester.edu

Applications Due Feb. 17 for NSF I-Corps Node Short Course at UR

The NSF I-Corps Upstate New York (UNY) Node is offering a short course program for researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. Short Courses—geared toward faculty, doctoral candidates, and postdocs—are offered at no cost to participants and consist

2020 Medical Device Innovation Challenge

CNY Biotech Accelerator, a division of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, located in Syracuse, NY, is seeking medical device innovators for its annual 6-month grant-funded Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC). Applications from US-based innovators are accepted January 1 – May 31,

2019 EDI Medicines Award Program is Now Open

The University of Rochester has joined together with the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to form Empire Discovery Institute, a new drug discovery partnership. EDI aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and to strengthen the