Through a generous grant from the CTNext Higher Education Fund last year, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has been administering an early stage translational research funding program called the START Preliminary Proof of Concept Fund. Under the grant, funding is provided to investigators at Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Bridgeport, and UConn.
The START program aims to support the preliminary validation of innovative early stage technologies that have possible commercial potential and is designed to advance those technologies to be more attractive for additional funding. Proposals for the START PPOC Fund are welcomed from across all disciplines for early stage projects that may one day result in inventions and technologies that address unmet needs and have potential for commercial application.
For a full list of recipients and project information, visit the OVPR website.
For more information about the competition, visit the program website.