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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF)

Key Dates

  • RFP Released March 30, 2016

Round 12

  • Written Questions accepted through June 16, 2016
  • Proposals due by 2:00 p.m., June 23, 2016
  • Awards approximately October 2016

Round 13

  • Written Questions accepted through December 8, 2016
  • Proposals due by 2:00 p.m., December 15, 2016
  • Awards approximately Spring 2017

Rounds 14, 15, and 16 will be covered under the CY 2017 RFP

The Proposal Submission Portal is now open:

Ohio Third Frontier Proposal Submission Portal

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.

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