With these resources UvA researchers can carry out technical and/or commercial feasibility studies or start an innovation driven enterprise. We also provide a grant that aims at bringing collaboration with a company a step closer. Point of departure for these resources is (applied) knowledge developed within an UvA context. Each resource type has their own conditions, which are stated in the applicable Application Form.
Proof of Concept (PoC) and Pre-Seed fundings finances feasibility and/or commercial studies for your concept or invention. In case of success, a percentage of, the proceeds deriving from license revenues will flow back into the Valorisation Fund. This way we can finance other UvA projects and maintain this Fund.
A Grant is a gift that is made available under certain conditions.
Project results will be licensed to an applicant's enterprise or Start-Up initiative for exploitation purposes. PoC and Preseed funding are a soft loan with a revolving character in case of successful exploitation of the results. This means that proceeds deriving from license revenues will flow back into the Valorisation Fund to support and finance other UvA projects and thus maintain this Fund.
If you could do with advise or more information to decide which type of funding fits your needs or when you want support with your application, please contact Albert Wijnen at IXA UvA 020 525 5417 or firstname.lastname@example.org