Original post: research.ucdavis.edu/2019-stair-grants
DAVIS, Calif. — Innovators at the University of California, Davis, are receiving financial support to advance their research and technologies toward commercialization.
The Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR™) Grant program, managed by Venture Catalyst and funded by the UC Davis Office of Research, provides funding to support translational science and innovative research performed by UC Davis researchers. The goal of the program is to demonstrate early proof-of-concept and commercial potential or feasibility for technologies being developed with the intent of commercial translation.
Award recipients this year include campus investigators developing technologies that could have a significant impact on pressing human and animal health issues as well as creating efficiencies to nourish and feed the world.
“It is exciting to see how the award recipients are addressing a wide range of unmet challenges in nutrition and health,” said Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor for research at UC Davis. “With the STAIR Grant program, we are able to support the creativity and ingenuity of our researchers in these programs to translate their innovations into commercial applications that help bolster our economy and improve quality of life.”