Achieving Distinction Update: External Funding Leveraged
February 2014

(Reported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School)

The Innovation Practice Center/Proof of Concept Center has attracted significant external funding totaling more than $600,000, including:

  • NSF I-Corps (UA): $200,000 to date
  • LCCC (pre-seed fund: UARF): $125,000
  • Jumpstart (venture fund: UARF): $250,000
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators (UA): $31,000

The Biomimicry Research Initiative has attracted significant external funding totaling more than $3,000,000, including:

  • Multiple assistantships (UARF): $700,000
  • National Science Foundation (UA): $492,408
  • Human Frontier Science (UA): $1,200,000
  • Air Force (UA): $608,000

Another Achieving Distinction investment includes a pending proposal for external funding from the Ohio Department of Development LOI (venture fund: UARF) for $10M-$30M.