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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund


Assists Ohio universities and research institutions in commercializing and transferring their technologies to Ohio start-up companies.


Grant funding supports both validation (proof) of unlicensed technologies and initial seed funding to Ohio start-ups that license a technology.

For Whom

Ohio colleges/universities or nonprofit research organizations (Phase 1); early-stage for-profit Ohio companies (Phase 2).

Program Contact

Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Jennifer Spohr, (614) 466-4184

How Much

Individual grants are $50,000 for Phase 1 awards and up to $150,000 for Phase 2

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