The Innovation Partners Translational Investment Fund provides investments into the development of disclosed technologies toward commercially relevant ends. Faculty and staff inventors supported by Innovation Partners may apply for investments of $50,000 – $75,000 to facilitate year-long projects. The number of awards will depend on funding and submission levels. The current submission cycle is closed. Please check back for more information on upcoming submission opportunities.
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, and unlicensed at the time of submission. 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 complete eligibility and selection criteria, please review the program guidelines below.
Important Dates for Current Funding Cycle:
June 22, 2020 – Letters of Interest Due
August 17, 2020 – Full Proposals Due, by invitation only
September 2020 – Funding Announcements Made
October 2020 – Anticipated Project Period Start