The Mind the Gap Report 2022: A Comprehensive Guide to Bridging the Innovation Divide


In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of innovation and commercialization, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. At Innovosource, we understand the challenges faced by research institutions, industry leaders, and investors. That’s why we are thrilled to present the Mind the Gap Report 2022. This comprehensive report is a game-changer for program managers and partners seeking valuable insights, saving time and resources along the way. Join us as we delve into the world of gap funding and accelerator programs, empowering you to bridge the gaps and unlock limitless possibilities.

Unveiling the Mind the Gap Study

The Mind the Gap 2022 Report is an invaluable resource designed to empower program managers and partners in the innovation ecosystem. Developed by Innovosource, this report is a result of our extensive experience supporting over 300 institutions in their gap fund and accelerator programs. It serves as a beacon of knowledge, guiding you towards sustainable success.

Bridging the Gap: A Vital Tool for Program Managers

For research institutions and labs, developing or evolving a GAP program can be a daunting task. The Mind the Gap Assessment acts as your companion, providing a wealth of information and best practices. Gone are the days of starting from scratch or commissioning your own benchmarking effort. With this report in hand, you can build a solid case for stakeholders and leadership, leveraging existing insights to drive innovation forward.

The Audiences We Serve

The Mind the Gap Study caters to a wide range of audiences within the innovation landscape. Whether you’re a research university, tech-based economic development program, incubator, accelerator, research park, corporate innovation group, or an early-stage investor, this report is tailor-made for you. It offers specialized guidance to fuel growth and foster collaboration.

Navigating the Innovation Landscape: Analyzing Early Stage Capital

Understanding the various forms of early stage capital is crucial for anyone involved in innovation. The Mind the Gap 2022 provides a comprehensive assessment of traditional and emerging sources, including venture capital, angel investment, public funds, and private accelerators. By examining where gap funding fits into this capital landscape, you gain a strategic advantage in supporting tech and startup development.

Fueling Success: Raising and Sustaining Gap Funds

Structuring, raising, and sustaining program funds are paramount to the success of any gap fund or accelerator. This report offers actionable strategies backed by thorough analysis. Discover the power of university re-investment, philanthropic avenues, and public-private sources. With our insights, you can navigate the funding landscape with confidence and secure the resources needed to propel your program forward.

Making an Impact: Delivering Results through Gap Funds

Measuring and reporting impact is key to showcasing the value of your gap fund. The Mind the Gap Analysis showcases specific methods to track and report outcomes effectively. From funding activity and commercialization benchmarks to economic development, job creations, and attracting outside capital, we equip you with the tools to demonstrate tangible results and maximize return on investment.

Building a Framework: Modeling the Gap Funding Process

A well-defined operational framework is essential for the success of any gap fund or accelerator. Our report presents a comprehensive four-step process to guide your program. Learn the art of effective communication, diligent evaluation of opportunities, funding allocation with established milestones, and seamless management and oversight. With our model as your foundation, you can streamline operations and achieve optimal results.

Cultivating Support: Tech and Startup Programs

Support programs play a vital role in nurturing innovation and empowering startups. The Mind the Gap Assessment emphasizes innovative approaches that encourage asset and startup development. From advisory boards and mentorship to opportunity development and space utilization, we provide insights that engage students, faculty, mentors, and commercial and investment partners. Unlock the potential of collaboration and reap the rewards of a thriving ecosystem.

Visualizing Progress: Charts, Figures, and Diagrams

To enhance the clarity and readability of the report, we have incorporated over 50 charts, figures, and diagrams. These visual aids provide a comprehensive overview of the data presented and can be individually downloaded for your convenience. Harness the power of visual information to gain a deeper understanding of the gap fund and accelerator landscape.

Empowering Innovation and Collaboration!

In conclusion, The Mind the Gap Report 2022 is more than a document; it’s a catalyst for change. It offers a comprehensive roadmap for navigating the complex world of gap funding and accelerator programs. At Innovosource, we are committed to fostering innovation and collaboration among research institutions, industry leaders, and investors. This report is a testament to our dedication to supporting your journey.

Embrace the insights, leverage the strategies, and unlock the potential within the gaps. Together, let’s shape the future of innovation.

Remember, at Innovosource, we mind the gap, so you don’t have to.