On behalf of the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund (CIF), IllinoisVENTURES, in partnership with the Office of Technology Management, is pleased to announce that pre-proposals are now being accepted for the fall 2016 POC Awards Program. Pre-proposal applications are accepted for project grants of up to $185,000. To be eligible for funding, projects must be based on a UIC invention that has been disclosed to the Office of Technology Management. Eligible applicants must submit a Pre-Proposal Application form no later than 30th September 2016 at 5:00PM CST. For instructions on submitting a Pre-Proposal Application and to download a Pre-Proposal Application Form, please visit the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund website at cif.uic.edu. All Pre-Proposal Application submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
We highly encourage faculty inventors to schedule a meeting with their Technology Manager in the Office of Technology Management (OTM) and/or IllinoisVENTURES to discuss the proposed project prior to submitting a Pre-Proposal Application. Questions regarding the POC Awards Program can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund
The UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) has been established at UIC by the Office of the Chancellor in partnership with IllinoisVENTURES to support the commercialization of technology developed by UIC faculty, staff and students at UIC. The CIF is a hybrid proof-of-concept and equity investment fund with an expected commitment of $1 million per year for 5 years. The launch of the CIF and its associated POC Awards Program positions UIC as a leader in transforming discoveries originating inside universities into useful products and services that benefit society.
IllinoisVENTURES (IV) is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, life sciences and clean technology. IV starts and builds globally-competitive businesses based on work conducted at Midwest Universities and federal laboratories by bringing together leading researchers and entrepreneurs to mold concepts, vision, intellectual property, sweat and passion into breakthrough, high-growth companies. Conceived and launched by the University of Illinois, IV has been consistently named by Entrepreneur magazine to its national list of the top 100 venture capital firms. For more information about IllinoisVENTURES please visit www.illinoisventures.com
Below is a reminder of the upcoming Memorial Service for John Shuler taking place on Wednesday, October 5 at 4 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, SCE.
Thanks very much,
John Shuler, former Associate Professor and Government Information Librarian at UIC, will be remembered in a service to be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 4-5 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, Student Center East. A reception will follow.
John died unexpectedly in late June at age 59. John had been at UIC for 23 years. He was nationally known in the Government Documents community, writing and speaking frequently on government information issues. John was actively engaged in the Library and on the Faculty Senate, serving on numerous committees and task forces over the years. He was also an active supporter of the faculty union and Treasurer of the UIC United Faculty organization.
The Memorial Service is being planned by John's colleagues in the University Library, the UIC Faculty Senate, and the UIC United Faculty. We invite you to join us to remember John and celebrate his many contributions to UIC, the Union, and the field of government information.
Mary M. Case
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
CALLING ALL STUDENT’S, FACULTY, STAFF & UIC COMMUNITY MEMBERS:
OCTOBER 22, 6- 8 PM
UIC is sending an official delegation to join a magical HALLOWEEN PARADE that will march on Columbus Dr. from Balbo St. to Monroe St.
UIC Professor Tony Tasset from the School of Art & Art History is this year's Honorary Parade Marshal!
Sign up here: go.uic.edu/halloweenparade
Come to an info session
October 4, 4:00 PM Henry Hall 106
THERE WILL BE COOKIES
Co-Hosted by the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts & UIC’s Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services.
Find out more about this citywide parade here
Participating in the Chicago Cultural Mile Association Halloween Parade is a great way to give back and serve the community. Students participating in any aspects of UIC's parade submission will receive volunteer hour credit towards the President's Volunteer Service Award.