Opportunities for Faculty and Researchers
Princeton University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund awards gap funding to Princeton investigators with the goal of fostering and advancing the development of nascent technologies from university labs into commercial development and, ultimately, the global marketplace. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund provides support for the following: Invention of a disruptive new technology having potential major impact on a field of research; or acquisition of equipment or an enabling technology that will transform research in a field. The deadline to submit letters of interest is Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 5 p.m.
Open Innovation Drug Discovery Eli Lilly & Co.: By providing a platform for idea-sharing, Eli Lilly & Co. lowers the barrier for collaborations between investigators working inside and outside an organization.
Discovery Fast Track Challenge: A program that offers University investigators the ability to partner with GSK to develop a novel drug discovery concept into a new medicine.
Regional Technology and Enterpreneurial Organizations
BioNJ: An organization dedicated to promoting biotechnology and related industries in New Jersey for the benefit of the citizens, the economy and the patients of New Jersey, the US and worldwide.
Einstein's Alley: A network of science, technology and business associates dedicated to promoting central New Jersey as the state's innovation corridor.
Innovation NJ: A coalition of leading businesses, trade associations and universities who share a commitment to fostering and encouraging innovation throughout New Jersey.
Jumpstart NJ Angel Network: A private, member-led angel group that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network: An organization providing educational and informational services to entrepreneurs, investors, persons in related fields and the public.
New Jersey Small Business Development Center: An organization that provides a variety of educational and business resources to help small business owners finance, market and manage their companies.
New Jersey Technology Council: An organization providing business support, networking opportunities and advocacy with the mission of enhancing New Jersey's status as a leading technology center.
Pennsylvania Bio: An organization with the mission to promote Pennsylvania as a global leader in the biosciences by creating a cohesive community that unites biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, research and financial strengths.
Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network: A network of alumni, students, faculty and others connected to the Princeton community who are entrepreneurs, soon-to-be entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, lawyers, accountants, consultants, professional service providers and persons otherwise interested in entrepreneurship.
Regional Events that Showcase Technologies
Princeton Annual Innovation Forum: An opportunity for Princeton researchers to present their potential product or start-up idea in a 3-minute “elevator pitch” presentation. Organized by Princeton's Keller Center.
New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network Meetings: Meetings occur every two months and feature opportunities to pitch ideas, meet venture capital investors, and learn from experts and other members.
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