Innovation Partners is calling for letters of interest for the inaugural round of funding from its Translational Investment Fund, which provides investments into the development of disclosed technologies toward commercially relevant ends. Faculty and staff inventors may apply for investments of up to $75,000 to facilitate year-long projects. The number of awards will depend on funding and submission levels. Letters of Interest (LOIs) are due June 22, 2020.
The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for Texas A&M University researchers to bridge the common gaps that arise in development of early-stage technologies that have the potential to address a commercial or industrial need and ultimately impact the community, nation, and the world.
Submissions will be accepted from current TAMU inventors with a previously filed invention disclosure that has been assigned an invention number and is managed by Innovation Partners. The subject of the project must be a disclosed invention that has at least completed a proof-of-concept stage and is backed by the inventor(s) commitment to taking steps toward commercialization. Project proposals should demonstrate a market need for the technology, a reasonable development approach, commercial benefit(s), awareness of existing competition, and feasibility of project scope.
For more information or to respond to the call for LOIs, go to the Innovation Partners website.
For questions, please contact:
Program Manager, Innovation Partners