Evaluation Process

Proposals will be reviewed only after a complete disclosure has been filed with the OTC.

For each award cycle, The TIF Advisory Council will convene approximately one month following the deadline for proposal submission. Applicants that are invited to the TIF Advisory Council meeting must pitch the proposed project to the TIF Advisory Council. Each pitch session will be 10 minutes long with 5-10 minutes for questions. Strict time limits will apply and presenters should assume that the TIF Advisory Council has already read and is familiar with the proposal. The objectives of the pitch session are to provide a forum for the applicant to benefit from the expert advice of the TIF Advisory Council and to provide an opportunity for the applicant to address the questions of the TIF Advisory Council. Applicants are advised to work with the Technology Project Manager from the Office of Technology Commercialization that is managing their disclosure as they prepare for the pitch session.

Each presentation made to the TIF Advisory Council and the TIF Directors will be evaluated, at a minimum, based on the following criteria:

  1. The technology's novelty and need
  2. The market definition
  3. The maturity of the technology
  4. The impact that the requested TIF funding will have on the technology's stage of development
  5. The legal landscape for the technology (i.e., IP position and third-party obligations)
  6. The principal investigator's commitment to commercialization
  7. The experimental design of the proposed project 
  8. Please include the PRF reference number on your proposal. If you need assistance, please contact the Project Manager.

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