Launched in 2007, the GAP Funding Program helps close the distance between a brilliant idea and a commercially viable outcome. It’s goal is to ‘de-risk’ an invention so it might be more attractive for further commercialization funding or private investment or licensing to an existing company, or generate new intellectual property around which a new venture can be formed.
Pre-proposals will be accepted between June 1 - July 31, 2015. Full proposals (by invitation only) will be accepted July 1 - August 31, 2015.
If the current trend holds, faculty at the University of Iowa will set yet another record year for licensed IP, invention disclosures, and patent applications filed in FY2015.
There were 104 patent application filings as of Feb. 28 compared with 83 last year, a 20 percent increase from FY2014; 96 disclosures compared with 71, up 26 percent; and 25 licenses and options compared with 19, up 25 percent.