Irish Innovation Fund

The Irish Innovation Fund (IIF) is a $3.5-million fund launched in the spring of 2013 at the University of Notre Dame.  It was established to help launch student-led ventures and further strengthen the educational component of the University's ESTEEM Program.  The fund was made in honor of Philip J. Purcell, III. 

More information about this fund and the generous donation given to start it can be found at the original press release.

The Board currently has four members and is chaired by Phil Purcell, Notre Dame graduate, benefactor, and long-time member of the University's Board of Trustees.  

Torigen Pharmaceuticals received the very first funding infusion ever offered through the Irish Innovation Fund.  Check out this video to find out more: