UI Ventures is supporting the advancement of innovative technology developed by UIHC Department of Nursing through a Nursing Innovation program which includes a Jumpstart Fund.  The fund targets devices and  software used in nursing.  

UIHC Department of Nursing staff are eligible to apply for Jumpstart Funding and projects require Nursing Supervisor support.  Selected projects will be awarded $5,000-$10,000 to accomplish proposed milestones.  Preference will be given to projects that show commercialization potential.  

 Use of Funds: Development of devices or software (e.g. prototyping, software development, mold design, clinical studies, usability study.)

Funds may not be used toward salary or students. 

Nursing Jumpstart Fund Application Form

Lead must be in UIHC Department of Nursing
Provide a brief description of technology and why your innovation is better than what is currently used. (<200 words)
Who is involved directly with the innovation?
Requested budget should be between $5,000 and $10,000.  Funds cannot be used to pay salaries. 
What are your 6 month and 1-year deliverables?