UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization Round 10 Funding Opportunity - Application Deadline is February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
If you are working on the development of a technology with commercialization potential, the UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization( UCTAC) offers resources that could greatly enhance your chances of getting your technology to market. The application requirements are that you have a technology developed at the University of Cincinnati, that the technology addresses a large unmet market need and offers a commercially viable solution, and that you have full-time faculty and/or staff status with a primary employment appointment at the University of Cincinnati. While Accelerator awards are made on a competitive basis, successful applicants receive:
- Advising from Entrepreneurs in Residence to increase commercialization outcomes.
- Funding awards of $25,000 to $40,000 to advance the technical or business case.
- Connections to external resources needed to add commercial value to the opportunity.
Applications are now being accepted. An external Commercialization Advisory Committee reviews applications and makes award recommendations. Members of the Committee have been chosen for their technical/commercial expertise and connections to additional external resources. Awards are made on a competitive basis and consider: Market Attractiveness, Competitive Advantage, Strength of Implementation Team and Implementation Plan, Potential Economic Impact and Overall Quality of the Proposal.
UCTAC details and the application can be found at http://research.uc.edu/commercialization.
The deadline for applications is February 17, 2017 at 5 p.m.
With resources available through our partnership with the Third Frontier and CincyTech, the opportunity to advance the commercial potential of UC’s cutting edge technologies has never been better. Join the ranks of your colleagues who have received funding and assistance from the UCTAC.
Direct questions to: Dorothy H. Air, PhD, Associate Vice President for Technology Accelerator for Commercialization at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-558-7339