Each term at OSU, we set aside time to help faculty and student researchers learn more about the resources available to increase OSU's research impact through the broad adoption of research innovation by society.
Are you working on a research project that could have societal and economic impact? Interested in learning about resources available to help develop this research into something that might attract an industry partner or a startup? Attend the next Innovation Day Session!
OSU faculty participants have the opportunity to win a $5,000 Innovation Day Award. Further details included below.
We will cover available resources and funding to help you move innovation from the lab to a license.
Join this virtual 1-hour event hosted by the OSU Advantage office for OSU faculty and graduate student researchers to learn how you can take advantage of the funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state, and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from the OSU Advantage office.
We are happy to talk to you about any innovations you are working on, further questions about commercializing technology, and funding opportunities that are specific to your invention(s).
Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 from 12-1pm
With the Innovation Day Award, one faculty member will be selected to receive an award of up to $5,000 to answer a commercial question in the faculty member’s research such as “with this proof, I can confirm that I have unique innovative technology” or “I can confirm which industry will be interested in the outcome of this research.”
In order to eligible to be considered for this award, an applicant must:
Here are some additional guidelines for your Idea Pitch:
Each Idea Pitch should describe the following items:
Participation in the OSU Advantage Accelerator Iterate program is required to receive the award. The Iterate Fall 2023 program meets Wednesdays virtually via Zoom four times: November 1, 8, 15, and 29 all from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (There will be a break over the Thanksgiving holiday week.)
The winning team can use this $5,000 award for activities that will help advance the team’s conception and understanding of market opportunities for deployment of new products and services.
Funds can be used for approved uses such as:
Funds can also pay for students to perform these activities.
All uses of funds are subject to the winner’s preparation of a final budget to be reviewed and approved by OSU Advantage and the UVDF committee.
Funds may NOT be used:
Please email all questions and submissions to John Sweet ([email protected]).
Deadline for Submission: Friday, October 20th, 2023.
The Innovation Day Award is made possible by OSU’s University Venture Development Fund (UVDF). The State of Oregon, through special legislation designed to promote philanthropic donations targeted to commercialization of research at Oregon’s Universities, enabled OSU to create the UVDF to advance innovation at OSU.
Decisions will be announced by Friday, October 27th, 2023.