From: LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) | Office of Research and Innovation

In partnership with LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) is seeking proposals from Virginia Tech researchers for Proof-of-Concept grants designed to help bridge the gap between Virginia Tech research and the commercialization of inventions from that research.

The grants will combine up to $50k of funding and LAUNCH support services to validate technology and market applications and attract future funding, e.g., federal SBIR/STTR grants, NSF I-Corps grants, seed funds, etc. Grants will be made multiple times each calendar year. The intent of this exciting program is to provide paths to market for technologies with potential for societal and economic benefit.

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Submissions of Proof of Concept proposals will be made on a rolling basis, but evaluated in quarterly batches. The quarterly batch submission deadlines are: June 15 (award date July 31), September 15 (award date October 31), January 15 (award date February 28), and April 15 (award date May 31) each calendar year.  

For additional questions, contact Mark B. Mondry, Associate Director of LAUNCH: The Center for New Ventures at: mmondry@vt.edu