Accelerator Award pre-proposal workshops for spring 2023 cycle

Accelerator Award pre-proposal workshops for spring 2023 cycle

The Accelerator Awards program provides funding to faculty and eligible staff for technology development to accelerate the advancement of cutting-edge Ohio State innovations from the university into the marketplace, bridging the gap between academic research and market ready technologies.

Upcoming Accelerator Award pre-proposal workshops provide background information on the program and application process with a focus on the pre-proposal submission. Workshop are delivered by Caroline Crisafulli, director of entrepreneurial education in the Keenan Center. Contact accelerator_awards@osu.edu for more information on the Accelerator Awards or questions.


Introduction to Accelerator Awards
Information session on the Accelerator Awards funding opportunity key eligibility requirements. 
Jan 19, 2023 at 12 p.m.

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Understanding the role of industry experts
Introduce the role of industry experts for Accelerator Awards, who they are, why are they required and how to engage them. 
Jan 26, 2023 at 12 p.m.

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Understanding market opportunity and technology competition
Provides guidance and recommendations for the “technology competition” and “market opportunity” sections of the pre-proposal. Identifying the problem your solution solves and demonstrating there is a market need for it.
Feb 2, 2023 at 12 p.m.

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Commercialization milestones
Focuses on constructing commercialization-oriented milestones - what activities should be funded and creating milestones that are specific, measurable, with key deliverables and success criteria.
Feb 9, 2023 at 12 p.m.

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Open session for questions 
Session to revisit any topics or questions applicants may have regarding the pre-proposal submission. 
Feb 16, 2023 at 12 p.m.

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