Three times per year, the OSU Advantage Accelerator seeks technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Projects should require $15,000 or less of Accelerator Innovation and Development (AID) funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization.

Applicant teams who are selected for an AID award will receive an initial $5,000 of funding for activities that may not require access to OSU facilities. Following a team’s successful participation in the remote Accelerate program and submission and approval of a follow-on scope of work, the remaining $10,000 of funding may be released and may be used for R&D activities as outlined in the project budget, subject to OSU facility availability. AID project durations are typically six to nine months. 

The Spring RFP application closed on February 28th. We will announce this Fall RFP on this page in August.

 

The Spring AID Fund process is as follows:

  • Apply for AID Funding using the provided form when a current one is posted to this page. It will be posted when the submission period starts. (NOTE: You may want to write your answers separately and then put them in the form to avoid any content loss pre-submittal. Here is a pdf copy of the application questions to assist you with this.)
  • Once you submit an application, you'll receive an email asking you to sign up for a 1-hour Zoom interview slot to talk about your project with Accelerator staff. This interview is akin to an informal conversation and allows Accelerator staff to ask questions after reading the proposal. 
  • We’ll let you know the award decision by Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Proposal Submission Period Begins: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Proposal Submission Period Ends: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Interview Period Duration: Thursday, Friday, March 4, 2022 - Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Initial Award Decisions Communicated: No later than Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

The next remote Accelerate program starts Tuesday, April 12th.

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the OSU Advantage Accelerator office prior to submitting an application. Accelerator staff are available to provide early project concept feedback and to help with the application. If you are interested in applying, please contact Molly Arnold at [email protected]