The University of Chicago Innovation Fund is a $20 million fund that invests in early business development and proof-of-concept work for projects/ventures created by faculty, students, and staff to help them to bridge the gap between basic research funding and commercial investment.

ITM investigators with funding include:

Richard P. Kraig, MD, PhD, William D. Mabie Professor in the Neurosciences, Director, Migraine Headache Clinic, University of Chicago – Therapeutic Human Exosomes.
John Ancsin, M.S., Ph.D. – Peptides for the Stimulation of Lipase to Treat Hypertriglyceridemia: Companion Assay for Clinical Assessment
Alex Langerman, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery – ExplORer Surgical Information System
Peter O’Donnell, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Mark Ratain, MD, Professor of Medicine – Genomic Prescribing System
Maryellen L. Giger, PhD, A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology – Quantitative Insights

The Innovation Fund staff will be hosting information sessions across campus during the week of February 29th. Please RSVP by completing this form.

The deadline for the Spring Cohort is Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Apply online here.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Wolfgang Connell – Assistant Director, Programming, Chicago Innovation Exchange, or sign up for a IF Application Q&A meeting (2/10 – 3/4) with the Director of the Fund.

Source: the Chicago Innovation Exchange.