[ORA-Funding] New RFP – CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund (CTP)

The Technology Transfer Office is now accepting pre-proposals for the

2018 CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund Program (CTP)

Key Deadlines:

June 1, 2018 9:00am (CWRU Pre-Proposal due using the approved form).

Qualified proposals will be chosen to advance to the full proposal stage. The deadline for full proposals is June 20, 2018

The $500,000 grants  awarded by the Ohio Third Frontier is managed through the CWRU Technology Transfer Office to help faculty researchers advance and commercialize their innovations. The program aims to accelerate the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace by funding validation work that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company.

Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding.

All proposals must fall into one of these State of Ohio’s technology focus areas:

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy
  • Software/Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Funding: $100,000 ($50,000 from CTP + $50,000 cost match by awardees)

Funding Period: 12 months

Start Date: September 2018

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