Looking ahead to a great academic year
Welcome back to campus! As Columbia enters a new academic year, we are eager to announce two exciting opportunities for translational research funding, both of which have Fall deadlines: the next round of the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership Awards (matchmaking requests due October 1, 2013 and Pre-Proposals due December 1, 2013); and the PowerBridgeNY Awards for clean energy (due Oct 11, 2013).
Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership
As many of you know, the goal of the Partnership is to position promising biomedical technologies for licensing to commercial partners who will develop solutions to improve patient care and address underserved healthcare needs. Last year, five projects were selected including a benchtop device to increase the diagnostic viability of small volume tissue specimens, a device for delivery of intracochlear therapeutics device, a sterilization device to reduce surgical site infections, an imaging system for real-time, intra-procedural detection of pre-cancerous lesions in the GI tract, and a bioengineered therapy for obesity and diabetes.
Ultimately, by advancing the development of these technologies, the Partnership seeks to ready them for private investment and eventual introduction into the marketplace. I encourage you to consider submitting a pre-proposal, no matter your ideaâ€™s stage of development or the status of your team. The program is available to assist with proposal coaching and identifying potential collaborators. To learn more, please attend one of the four upcoming Information Sessions or visit: www.bme.columbia.edu/coulter.
Supported by NYSERDA, PowerBridgeNY is a collaboration across Columbia, Cornell, Stony Brook, Brookhaven, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and the City University of New York, with the goal of creating more and stronger energy-related start-ups within New York State. PowerBridgeNY will be awarding grants of up to $150K and providing technical and business support to university research teams developing commercially-promising clean energy technologies. The application process will open on September 30, 2013 , and pre-proposal applications will be due on October 11, 2013. For more information, please attend the Columbia information session on September 17th or September 30th.
Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer