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Commercial partnerships

  1. Phase II Match Funding (Phase IIB)
    • Extends the R&D efforts beyond the current grant to further accelerate commercialization of the Phase II project
    • Max funding: $500,000 per award, 50% of investment funds not to exceed $500,000 from NSF
    • Requirements: 3rd party investment/commitment of at least $100k.
    • Deadline: Must begin process at least 30 days prior to Phase II award expiration.
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    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions
  2. Commercial / Strategic Partnerships (TECP)
    • Funding for additional research that goes beyond the Phase II project’s objectives to meet the technical specifications or additional proof-of-concept requirements. Additional research is anticipated to enhance the commercial potential and lead to partnerships with industrial partners and venture and angel investors.
    • Max funding: 20% of the Phase II award, up to $150,000
    • Deadline: Within 18 months of the effective start date of Phase II award
    • More information
    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions
  3. Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP)
    • Funding aimed at enabling the grantee to secure the services of a third-party service provider to assist in commercialization activities.
    • Max funding: $10,000 per Phase II award (one per active Phase II grant)
    • Deadline: Within 12 months of the effective start date of Phase II award (recommended)
    • More information
    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions