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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund

2014 Cycle 2 Key Dates

  • RFP Released June 18, 2014
  • Written Questions accepted through July 30, 2014
  • Technology Transfer Office Qualification Document due by 2:00 p.m. on July 30, 2014
  • Proposals due by 2:00 p.m. on August 6, 2014
  • Review and Award Approximately Fall 2014

2014 Cycle 3 Key Dates

  • RFP Released June 18, 2014
  • Written Questions accepted through November 26, 2014
  • Technology Transfer Office Qualification Document due by 2:00 p.m. on November 26, 2014
  • Proposals due by 2:00 p.m. on December 3, 2014
  • Review and Award Approximately First Quarter 2015

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The goal of the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF) is to create greater economic growth in Ohio based on start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other Ohio not-for-profit research institutions. The Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund has been designed to:

  1. Support protected technologies developed at Ohio research institutions that need known validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance both their commercial viability and ability to support a start-up company, and
  2. Support Ohio start-up and Ohio young companies that license these validated/proven technologies from these Ohio research institutions.

NOTE: Proposals for this program must be submitted via Development's online proposal submission portal. A link to the portal will be posted below by July 30. If it is past July 30 and the link is not yet available, proposals may be submitted via email to TVSF@development.ohio.gov (as per previous cycles of the program).