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Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF)


Key Dates

  • RFP Released: June 25, 2021

Round 26

  • Application opens 9 a.m., June 25, 2021
  • Written Questions accepted through July 9, 2021
  • Proposals due by 2:00 p.m. July 16, 2021
  • Awards approximately October 2021

Round 25

  • Written questions accepted through March 26, 2021
  • Proposals due by 2:00 p.m., April 2, 2021
  • Awards approximately June 2021

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The goal of the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF) is to create greater economic growth in Ohio based on start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other Ohio not-for-profit research institutions. The Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund has been designed to:

  1. Support protected technologies developed at Ohio research institutions that need known validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance both their commercial viability and ability to support a start-up company, and
  2. Support Ohio start-up and Ohio young companies that license validated/proven technologies from research institutions.

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