THE PROCESS OVERVIEW

APPLICATION

We’ll ask you to complete the application process, which includes applicant information and details about your research or venture.

Evaluation

Once we receive your application, the Spark Fund team will review and determine if your research or venture is ready for funding. 

FUNDING

Once we evaluate your application and agree to support your research or venture, we will grant you necessary funding. 

CHECKPOINTS

Funding recipients will provide timely updates and reports to help proactively identify areas of need and potentially target additional resources.

The Spark Fund seeks to invest in research and ventures with identifiable commercial potential. If you have a vision to solve a real-world problem, we invite you to apply.

Commercial outcomes can take the shape of industry licensing, spinout creation, and venture acceleration.

DETAILS:

The fund provides up to $250,000 to support early stage ventures and technologies.

TIMELINE:

There are two main investment cycles per year.
Off cycle investments will be considered.

Application open: December 1, 2020
Application deadline: January 15, 2021
End of evaluation: February 15, 2021
Funding starts: February 16, 2021

INFORMATION SESSIONS:

December 2, 2020 | 12:00PM—12:30PM
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December 17, 2020  | 12:00PM—12:30PM
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