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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund

2014 Cycle 1 Key Dates

  • RFP Released – February 19, 2014
  • Written Questions – accepted through April 7, 2014
  • Technology Transfer Office Qualification Document – due by April 7, 2014
  • Proposals – due by 2:00 p.m. on April 16, 2014
  • Review and Award – June 2014

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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.