Webinar: University Proof-of-Concept Funds – Case Studies on Goals and Operations

Kayti Mangels /  Jul. 10, 2023


Considering a proof-of-concept fund and wondering how to start and operate it? Or already have a proof-of-concept fund and considering some changes? Join OUP and its panelists to hear descriptions of programs from three institutions. Alexandra de Paz will talk about Northwestern’s N.XT Fund; Brian Stansky will cover Johns Hopkins’ University Grant Programs and related funding; and Ryan Buckmaster will discuss University of Washington’s CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund.

Topics covered will include:
• Missions of the funds
• What the fund provides besides funding
• How the fund operates
• Where the funding originated from
• The application and review processes
• Tracking of applications and awardees
• Best practices in operating PoC funds
• OUP’s resources on PoC Funds