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Technology Ventures

Featured Funding Opportunities

In support of its mission to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market, CTV publicizes funding opportunities that may be relevant to Columbia inventors as they conduct research and develop new technologies. For additional lists of funding opportunities, refer to these resources:

For further assistance with grant applications, see CTV's collection of IP and Entrepreneurship Language for Grant Applications.

Upcoming Opportunities

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Deadline: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 5:00pm

The RTW Charitable Foundation Accelerator, administered by Columbia Technology Ventures, is a strategic research alliance between the RTW Charitable Foundation and select New York-based academic institutions, to accelerate translational research in the field of rare diseases with particular interest in ultra-rare and underfunded rare diseases.

Past Funding Opportunities

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Deadline: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

BioMarin is a world leader in developing and commercializing first-in-class and best-in-class innovative biopharmaceuticals for rare diseases driven by genetic causes. BioMarin’s mission is to bring new treatments to market that will make a big impact on small patient populations. We are inviting scientists to submit short proposals to join our efforts in advancing treatments for rare diseases.

Focus Area

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Deadline: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

Applications are now available for New York State’s new $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund that will provide grants of as much as $4 million to startups and academic research projects to help accelerate the development and commercialization of life science research that addresses serious infectious disease threats, including COVID-19 and its variants.

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Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:00am

aMoon Velocity is aMoon’s early-stage investment fund. Our investments target disruptive, cutting-edge technologies and range from sponsored research at top academic and clinical institutions, to venture formation through seed investments. We don’t define ourselves by vertical, need, or even geographical boundaries but by our passion for partnering with entrepreneurs and scientists developing new solutions to major healthcare challenges.

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Deadline: 
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 5:00pm
Innovosource is partnering with Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices to identify partnership opportunities related to these specific technical challenges:
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Deadline: 
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

 Bristol Myers Squibb II-ON seeks proposals on topics designed to address questions developed by its Tumor Microenvironment Modulation Thematic Research Center. 

KEY QUESTIONS FOR RFP CHALLENGE:

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Deadline: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) requests proposals for novel therapeutic targets with application across Pfizer's core therapeutic areas:

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Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

The RTW Charitable Foundation’s mission is to improve opportunities for all people to live healthier, longer lives by identifying unmet needs and impacting research and patients directly.  

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Deadline: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:00pm

CSL’s Research Acceleration Initiative aims to fast-track discovery of innovative biotherapies through partnerships between CSL and global research organizations.

The 2021 Research Acceleration Initiative will focus on research projects that span a CSL Therapeutic Area and a Focus Area, and that are amenable to or include a Modality listed below:

Therapeutic Area (emphasis on rare disease):

  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiovascular/Metabolic
  • Transplant

Focus Areas:

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