The Kambria Global Innovation Fund facilitates collaboration between researchers and companies worldwide. Companies interested in making connections with top universities can access the fund to invest in advanced R&D. Researchers can put antiquated grant-writing behind and easily connect to much-needed capital.
Applying for grants is a huge pain point for professors and researchers since lengthy applications take an enormous amount of time, sometimes involving 80+ page proposals. Plus, funding is often limited to a school or a professor’s network because the majority of researchers lack time to cultivate funding from diverse sources.
Today, global success and dominance is associated with being a tech-first, innovative company. However, while many companies have monetary resources, they lack the expertise to build a capable R&D. In fact, the rich industry/academia relationships prevalent in Silicon Valley and other research hubs are extremely difficult for companies to bootstrap and replicate.