UIVentures and JPEG have started a four evening workshop series to introduce faculty, post-docs, graduate level inventors to the first steps in commercialization. Faculty Innovation Workshops focus on the first Lean Innovation concept of Discovery. The goal is to get out of the building and talk with potential user and purchasers of their discovery. This series if targeted specifically for high technology medical, engineering, healthcare innovations. Teams completing the workshops receive $1,500-$2,500 awards. A company need not be incorporated to participate.
This commercialization funding competition is designed to expand the commercialization of UI technologies. Funds are available to support the development of innovations with commercial potential through a range of stages in technology development, from initial concept, through proof of concept, to licensing and commercialization.