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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund

CY 2015 Cycle 1 Key Dates

  • RFP Released February 6, 2015
  • Written Questions through August 27, 2015
  • Technology Transfer Office Qualification Document due by 2:00 P.M.,
    August 27, 2015
  • Proposals due by 2:00 P.M., September 3, 2015
  • Review and Award approximately December 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.

UPDATE (8/31/15): The Proposal Submission Portal is now open. Click below for access.

Submission Portal