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ITHS – PreApplication for C4C Ignition Award

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 4:37pm

Translating Idea to Impact

The University of Washington Center for Commercialization (C4C) and Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) are pleased to sponsor a new Ignition Award focused on early-phase translational research.  These funds are intended to support the development of important new medical products and enhance the opportunities for their commercialization.   These projects could either be appropriate for licensing to an existing company or could serve as the focus for a start-up within a two to four year time frame.

To increase the likelihood that the selected projects will be successful, the C4C/ITHS Ignition program will be integrated with other services and resources from the UW Center for Commercialization, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), and the ITHS. Some examples of in-kind services and resources available to grant recipients include the following:

  • ITHS Preclinical Regulatory Consulting
  • ITHS Assessment of Clinical Indication
  • An Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) or New Ventures Mentor (NVM) to provide expertise in the project domain/industry
  • A CIE second-year MBA student to conduct additional market research and commercialization assessment
  • A UW Center for Commercialization Patent Agent to conduct freedom-to-operate and other patent landscape analyses
  • Fund sourcing, either through grant programs or equity-based sources
  • Technology commercialization/entrepreneurship programs and workshops

A total of $50,000 (no indirect costs can be charged) will be awarded.  It may be awarded to one project, or split between several smaller projects each up to 12 months in duration.

Key Dates:

  • February 18th: Pre-Applications due
  • March 18th: Investigator notified of status
  • April 11th: Full Applications due
  • June 3rd: Applicants notified
  • July 1st:  Budget Initiated

All UW faculty members or those with equivalent titles are eligible to apply.

Note:  All applicants must submit an Record of Innovation to UW C4C on the subject matter of the grant application and join ITHS prior to submitting an application.  All resulting intellectual property will be managed by UW C4C.  If a UW faculty member has additional appointments to other institutions, there must be an agreement in place prior to award regarding management of intellectual property.

Please see attached Flyer for more details and  visit our website to apply at: https://www.iths.org/funding/C4C

Kathleen Long
CSR Project Manager
Institute for Translational Health Sciences
University of Washington
(206) 616-9195   Box 358051


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