Funding Proof-of-Concepts and Start Up Companies

Proof-of-Concepts (POC) are the first step in transitioning research from idea to product. A POC typically demonstrates the function or performance of the key elements of an innovation, and can be critical to establishing evidence that the innovation works. This is key to gaining industry support for pursuing the commercialization of the innovation. UTSA has access to both internal and external sources for funding POC

  • Internal

    • NCIIA POC (complete 2010)
    • UT TIF (Complete 2010)
    • ETF POC (complete 2011)
    • UTSA SALSI (Active)
    • VPR POC (Active)
  • External funding/partnering for start-ups