The Office of Commercialization is now accepting applications for the 2023 Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The Letter of the Intent, the first of the three submission stages, is due at 5 p.m., on Friday, July 22.
The CGF awards researchers up to $40,000 to those that demonstrate that their innovation(s) can make an economic impact on our society. It is intended to be the final funding step for near market-ready technologies in the areas of cleantech, engineering, human and animal health, and agricultural and information technologies. Funds will be distributed using a milestone-driven process with stipulated goals reached before the next funding increment is approved.
The application process consists of three submission stages: Letter of Intent, pre-proposal, and full proposal. The full proposal stage is by invite only and is only offered to applicants who have disclosed their technology by Monday, May 23, submit a letter of intent, and a pre-proposal before the respective deadlines.