The Accelerator Awards is a funding program based upon the idea that an initial amount of capital, strategically focused, can make a large difference in advancing a technology along the commercialization pathway. This is a great way for faculty to fund their inventions.
The Accelerator Awards program provides Ohio State researchers up to $100,000 to advance and further develop promising technologies and bring them closer to market. Researchers can use the award for concept development, prototyping, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts. Ohio State researchers who have disclosed their inventions to technology commercialization in the Corporate Engagement Office are eligible for the award.
Applications for this round of funding are due by 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 and can be accessed through Innovate or go.osu.edu/accelawards.