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NEW! OSU Advantage Accelerator proposals for commercialization of applied innnovations due March 1, 2019

DoD SBIR/STTR proposals are due February 6, 2019

DOE SBIR/STTR proposals due February 26, 2019 (a submitted LOI is pre-requisite)

VentureWell E-Teams Spring Cohort applications due February 6, 2019. See short opportunity summary below.



Do you wonder about the commercial value of your research work?  Find out for yourself! COE Students and Faculty are encouraged to pursue commercialization of research products.

OSU provides resources to estimate commercial value and societal impact of your research product:



External Development Funding Sources

  • VentureWell: student teams validate technology commercial opprotunity (requires Faculty principal investigator)
  • NSF I-Corps: Faculty-Student-Mentor teams develop commercialization strategy. Proposal are accepted any time with prior invitation by NSF I-Corps Program Officer.
  • NSF Partnerships for Innovtion grants: perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit of NSF funded basic/applied research.
  • Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program: funds small business and university collaborative R&D with potential for commercialization. More information here
  • The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program: funds small business R&D with potential for commercialization. More information here.

You can talk directly with Program Managers at federal agencies about the fit the invention/research to SBIR/STTR. Here is how to prepare for the conversation.


Here are a few recent startup successes.

Contact COE Proposal Support team to discuss the requirements for any of these programs.