Welcome to OSU’s Winter Term Innovation Days series!
Each term at OSU, we set aside two days to help research faculty learn more about the resources available to increase OSU's research impact through the broad adoption of research innovation by society.
Are you working on a research project that could have societal and economic impact? Interested in learning about resources available to help develop this research into something that might attract an industry partner or a startup?
Come to this Winter's Innovation Days Series.
OPEN TO ALL OSU FACULTY
Learn how engagement in Innovation and Entrepreneurial activities will increase your research impact, can increase industry engagement, increase your odds for competitive grants, lead to more publications and more citations of these publications.
Learn what resources are available to engage in these activities and how to engage.
Part 1: Hear from Chad Higgins on how his research is moving to market:
Part 2: Round table breakouts, meet one-on-one with researchers and resources
Reception follows from 5 - 6
OPEN TO OSU FACULTY AND STUDENT RESEARCHERS.
The session is focused on how you can leverage the Federal SBIR/STTR program and other training and funding programs
Reception follows from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
With the Innovation Day Award, one faculty member will be selected to receive an award of up to $5000 to answer a commercial question in the faculty member’s research such as “with this proof, I can confirm that I have unique innovative technology” or “I can confirm which industry will be interested in the outcome of this research.”
In order to eligible to be considered for this award, an applicant must: (1) complete the Innovation Day registration form, (b) attend both Innovation Day dates (January 16 and February 20) and (c) send an email to email@example.com by January 30, 2019 containing an “Idea Pitch” in a PDF file [1 page, 1 in margins, 11 point font, single space] explaining the innovation idea or technology and how you will use the funds.
Here are some additional guidelines for your Idea Pitch:
Each Idea Pitch should describe the following items:
The winning team can use this $5000 award for activities that will help advance the team’s conception and understanding of market opportunities for deployment of new products and services. Funds can be used for approved uses such as: product design and specification; customer discovery (such as visiting and interviewing potential customers and stakeholders); attending trade shows in relevant industries; validation of use cases; patentability research; feasibility studies; proof of principle prototyping; market research; and commercialization plan development. Funds can also pay for students to perform these activities.
All uses of funds are subject to the winner’s preparation of a final budget to be reviewed and approved by OSU Advantage and the UVDF committee. Funds may NOT be used: to support faculty or staff salaries other than graduate research assistants; to pay for publication costs; to purchase lab equipment; to fund basic research; or to pay for other costs incurred prior to approval of expenditures.
Questions and Submissions:
Please email all questions and submissions to John Sweet (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD).
Deadline for Submission: January 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM
ABOUT THE INNOVATION DAY AWARD
The Innovation Day Award is made possible by OSU’s University Venture Development Fund (UVDF). The State of Oregon, through special legislation designed to promote philanthropic donations targeted to commercialization of research at Oregon’s Universities, enabled OSU to create the UVDF to advance innovation at OSU. More details about the UVDF can be found here: http://advantage.oregonstate.edu/funding-opportunities