Source: Vertuelabs.org January 14, 2019
The Enhanced Phase 0 Grant Program for Oregon Startups from Business Oregon offers grants of up to $100,000 to Oregon startups commercializing promising research that aligns with Oregon InC’s targeted industry sectors:
- clean tech/impact investing
- advanced manufacturing
- natural resources
- life science applications
- advanced materials
- active lifestyle
The program focuses on startups that are not yet ready for commercial or institutional investment. Funds are targeted at proof of concept for innovations – development of a commercially viable product, market validation, and other relevant expenditures.
To be eligible, companies should have existing relationships with VertueLab, university tech transfer offices, and related Business Oregon innovation partner organizations. More detailed eligibility criteria at the link below. (NOTE: this program does NOT require a startup to have SBIR/STTR funding.)
Office hours to answer questions from company applicants take place this week as follows (email Nate Wildfire to register for a 30-minute slot):
January 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
January 16, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
January 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Applications due February 1, 2019