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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF)


Key Dates

  • RFP Released - May 3, 2018

Round 17

  • Written Questions: accepted through June 15, 2018
  • Proposals: due by 2:00 PM, June 22, 2018
  • Awards: approximately September 2018

Round 18

  • Written Questions: accepted through September 17, 2018
  • Proposals: due by 2:00 PM, September 24, 2018
  • Awards: approximately December 2018

Round 19

  • Written Questions: accepted through December 14, 2018
  • Proposals: due by 2:00 PM, December 21, 2018
  • Awards: approximately March 2019

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 validated/proven technologies from research institutions.

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