Technology Transfer

Funding Opportunities


American Heart Association

Innovative Project Award

To support highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.

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American-Made Solar Prize Round 6

American-Made Solar Prize Round 6

American-Made Solar Prize Round 6 is a competition designed to energize U.S. solar innovation through a series of contests that accelerate the entrepreneurial process from years to months. To date, the Solar Prize has funded 120 teams—likeAeroShield—with more than $15 million in prizes, helping spur countless connections between entrepreneurs and experts at the nation’s top test facilities, makerspaces, universities, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s national labs.

With the recent launch of Round 6, the competition is now seeking innovators, entrepreneurs, and those with an idea to revolutionize the solar industry.

Quick Facts About the Solar Prize

  • The prize offers a total of $4.1 million in cash and voucher prizes to teams of creative individuals and entrepreneurs who are ready to advance conceptual solar solutions toward product realities.
  • Through three contests, participants compete for progressively larger prizes, including an optional justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion–focused prize that rewards efforts to lower barriers to solar adoption in underserved communities.

How To Get Involved

Baylor University

Baylor New Venture Competition

The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through industry-specific mentorship, exclusive access to experts and fellow innovataors and a chance to compete for over $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources.

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BioFlorida Conference

BioFlorida Conference

  • Hear about the latest in BioPharma, MedTech and HealthIT
    • Addressing Science, Business & Public Policy
    • Progress in the fight against cancer and other diseases
    • Showcasing Florida’s achievements
  • Uniquely connect with hundreds in the life sciences industry
    • Committees, forums and one-on-one meetings
    • Meet potential investors and discuss your financial needs
    • Leverage the BioFlorida network
  • Strategize on Florida’s life sciences industry path forward
    • How our industry is evolving
    • Recognize and celebrate companies, entrepreneurs and researchers

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Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Start-Up Stadium

Start-Up Stadium was designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to access key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at the world’s largest biotechnology event.

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Annual Women's Initiative Awards

Our regional and thematic awards recognize and fund talented impact entrepreneurs from around the world who are leveraging business as a force for good.

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Medical Device Innovation Challenge

The CNYBAC Medical Device Innovation Challenge is a 6-month  mentorship / network expansion / resource rich program for early stage innovators.  MDIC accepts 5 teams to participate in the annual program.  To date, 28 teams have graduated from the program and have amassed milestone achievements during and following their participation.

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Cures Within Reach

Cure Accelerator

CureAccelerator can help you find more repurposing research that has the potential to make a difference for the patients you care about most.

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Defense TechConnect: Readiness Innovation Challenge

Readiness Innovation Challenge

Join the nation's largest Readiness Innovation Acceleration and Prize program, a continuation of TechConnect's 25 years of engaging in modeling and simulation development. We are proud to align with our academic, industry, and government partners for our 2022 Readiness Challenge. Pitch and connect your technology with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors, while competing for $50K in non-dilutive funding.

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Emery-Riddle Aeronautical University

Launch Your Venture

We’re looking for university student-led startups with revolutionary ideas that will change the future of the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries.

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Florida Blue

Health Innovation Challenge

The Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge seeks for innovations and disruptive technologies developed by students to tackle healthcare challenges in Florida. 

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Florida Health

James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program

The purpose of the Program is to support research initiatives that address the health care problems of Floridians in the areas of tobacco-related cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pulmonary disease.

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Florida Venture Forum

Emerging Tech Showcase

The ETs event will feature presentations by some of Florida’s most innovative tech startups, as well as panels, speakers and networking opportunities. Presenting companies will compete for cash awards totaling $100,000 contributed by Forum partner and member, Space Florida.

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Hillsborough (FL) Community College

VETS Symposium and Competition

Do you have a business idea or early stage business? Would you like to apply for the 9th Annual VETS Business Pitch Event and compete for $12,000 in cash and other prizes?  You must be a Veteran, service member, or spouse to be considered for the financial pitch competition.

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Do you have a great idea you want to commercialize? Then get ready for the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) free, online conference, Invention-Con 2022: Inspiring and redefining the innovative mindset, coming August 10 – 12, from noon – 5 p.m. ET daily. Invention-Con is the USPTO's annual conference for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners whose success depends on guarding their creative work. This program is presented by the USPTO's Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact

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Orbital Alchemy Challenge

Through this challenge, NASA explores whether a new industry could transform this orbital debris into an orbital opportunity by creating feedstocks from recycled spacecraft. Tell us how YOU would recycle objects in orbit!

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National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

NCATS-SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are government set-aside programs for U.S. small businesses and research organizations to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization and public benefit.

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TechConnect Ventures: Sprint Challenge

Innovations for Separation and Filtration

From pharmaceuticals to energy, aircraft to submarines - the ability to separate materials is crucial for myriad applications, products, and industries. With increasing consumer and industry demand for more sustainable and effective processes, the need for separation technology innovation has never been greater. The goal of this sprint is to facilitate the contact and interaction between our client sponsor and active researchers or technology developers. TechConnect will include all complete and eligible entries in an exclusive Innovation Opportunity Report for our client.

TechConnect will invite top rated entries to pitch to our client in a virtual environment in July. Either TechConnect or the client may contact solvers with well-matched capabilities to discuss potential partnership opportunities, including – but not limited to – demonstrations, consulting, contract research, licensing, and more.

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Tech Connect World

Medical Innovation Challenge

Pitch and connect your technology with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors. Qualified participants receive engagement and membership opportunities with partnering consortia, while competing for $50K in non-dilutive funding.

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University of Massachusettes-Lowell

M2D2 200K Challenge

The $200K Challenge is an annual start-up competition hosted by M2D2 focused on identifying and rewarding disruptive companies in the medical technology and biotechnology industries.

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University of Massachusettes-Lowell CAPCaT

UMass Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT)

The UMass Center for Advancing Point of Care in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases (CAPCaT), a member of the NIH Point-of-Care Network (POCTRN) supports the development and testing of promising “late-stage” point of care technologies that can be rapidly deployed to enhance the diagnosis, monitoring, management and/or treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

We are competing for a renewal for an additional five years of support. If we are awarded a competitive renewal, CAPCaT will offer up to four 12-month awards of up to $100,000 in direct costs per year.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 24th at 11:59pm and selected applications will require NIH approval prior to issuing any funding.

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WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)

Global Awards Program

WIPO's Global Awards program recognizes exceptional enterprises and individuals using intellectual property (IP) to make a positive impact - both at home and beyond their own borders. The Global Awards program is rooted in WIPO’s mission to ensure a world where innovation and creativity from anywhere is supported by intellectual property for the good of everyone.

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