The purpose of the Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG) is to support research studies that explore potential commercial applications of early-stage university inventions.
A BIG award provides funding for a technical research project conducted by a faculty investigator alongside a related commercial development project undertaken by a commercial development adviser. BIG projects are intended to inform strategic decision-making regarding pursuit of intellectual property protection and/or commercial product development.
A successful BIG project can uncover technical and commercial opportunities or weaknesses; provide critical information regarding continued development of IP claims and protection; and/or position the technology for further commercial development.
Updated deadlines and guidelines will be posted around July 1, 2018.
How to Submit your Proposal:
Important First Step: The Principal Investigator for the proposal must register for an account on the new NCBiotech Funding Portal prior to submitting a proposal.
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