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February 21

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BIG Cycle 2 Funding Announcement


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Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG) Cycle 2
Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (noon)


The Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG) targets university technologies entering the translational phase of development. BIG projects must include both technical and commercial development milestones. The project team is composed of a faculty PI and a commercial development adviser. Pre-submission consultations are encouraged.

Contact information is in the Guidelines.

The purpose of the BIG Grant is to support research studies that explore potential commercial applications of early-stage university inventions.

A BIG award provides funding for a technical research project conducted by a faculty investigator alongside a related commercial development project undertaken by a commercial development adviser. BIG projects are intended to inform strategic decision-making regarding the pursuit of intellectual property protection and/or commercial product development.

A successful BIG project can uncover technical and commercial opportunities or weaknesses; provide critical information regarding the continued development of IP claims and protection; and/or position the technology for further commercial development.