Venture Grants

 

The NIU Foundation Venture Grants Program

  

NIU Foundation Venture Grants support the development of NIU’s best ideas into viable, market-ready products or technologies. 

 

Under the grants program, faculty submit invention disclosures for review. Five semi-finalists are selected to advance and meet with students from the appropriate colleges. These teams are aligned with mentors and coaches as they train and work on a business plan.

 

Final presentations are made to the NIU Foundation Grants Committee and two proposals areselected to receive Venture Grant funding.

 

For more information, contact Kathy Blair at krobertsblair@niu.edu or 815-753-9506.

 

 

 

Venture Grants support faculty's pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, and outreach to the larger community.

 

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