Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2017 Finals of the University of Chicago Innovation Fund. Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biological Laboratory will compete for up to $1.25 million ($250,000 per team) in proof-of-concept funding. Previous Innovation Fund finalists have built exciting technologies across a wide range of industries and causes, and this year’s finalists will be pitching innovations around oncology, vaccines, therapeutics, and medical IT. Please join us… More »

Event Details Tuesday, August 29 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS) Room W301/W303 929 E. 57th St., Chicago Faculty, students, and staff seeking investment to commercialize their research are invited to attend the Innovation Fund Fall 2017 cycle info session on Tuesday, August 29. The Innovation Fund is a multi-million dollar fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni,… More »

Wednesday, May 31 | 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Innovation Fund is a $20 million fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni, and all proceeds from successful exits will be invested back into the Innovation Fund to ensure it is an evergreen, permanent feature of the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. During the Finals, applicants from across the University, Argonne National Lab,… More »

From Nation News, April 9, 2017: Arden Warner is attracting attention to himself and his work as a physicist at Fermilab and to his private exploit developing a nontoxic way to clean up oil spills.

The Innovation Fund spring investment cycle application is officially open. The Innovation Fund is a $20 million investment fund dedicated to supporting emerging companies and commercializing early stage research at the University of Chicago. Applications for the spring cycle are now being accepted. Join the Polsky Center for an info session about the Innovation Fund spring investment cycle on Wednesday, February 15. The Fund invests in promising technologies and startups created by current faculty, students, and staff of the University and its affiliates, including Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi… More »

THE Port humanitarian hackathon at CERN brings people from multiple industries together to make the world a better place.

Applications for the Fall 2016 Innovation Fund are closing soon! The University of Chicago Innovation Fund is a $20mm fund that invests in early business development and proof-of-concept work for projects / ventures created by faculty, students, and staff. The Innovation Fund awards grants and invests in promising technologies and start-ups with high potential for societal and commercial impact, helping them to bridge the gap between basic research funding and commercial investment. The Innovation Fund makes investments ranging from $20,000… More »

Argonne National Laboratory recently became the home of the second EERE-DOE incubator, which is called Chain Reaction Innovations. This week they opened the call for applicants for the first cohort. Selected participants will receive ~$450,000 in funding each. The application deadline is 5 p.m. CST, August 12. Please see link for further information: