The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking 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 fall virtual 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 Fall RFP application was open Monday August 23rd - Friday September 17th.
The process is as follows:
The next virtual Accelerate program starts Tuesday October 5th.
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 Katie Pettinger at [email protected] or Molly Arnold at [email protected].