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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund

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: (Updated November 6, 2014): Proposals to be submitted to CY2014 TVSF Cycle 3 (due date December 3) must be submitted via the online proposal submission portal: https://development.ohio.gov/TechRfp

Registering an account with the portal in advance of the due date is highly recommended. You will need your FEIN to register.

Technology Transfer Office Qualification documents can be submitted (no later than 2:00 p.m. November 26) via email to TVSF@development.ohio.gov (as per previous cycles of the program).