UCSC Launchpad Grants

UCSC Launchpad — a proof-of-concept grant program

Grants are intended to assist promising UCSC technologies to become commercially viable. Many innovative ventures fail before initiation due to the lack of funding necessary to develop a proof-of-concept or a prototype needed to demonstrate market viability to potential customers, investors and partners.

The Office of Research is making available $100,000 for the Launchpad Program overall, with $50,000 being awarded in each of the Fiscal Years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Grants of $5K, $10K or $15K will be awarded to UCSC entrepreneurs who require further testing and/or demonstration of their promising innovations. 

Launchpad Grant Program Materials:

Important Dates:

Announcement release May 31, 2018
Launchpad Q&A Session Tues Jun 19, 2018 10am - 11am  Kerr Hall, Rm. 278
Application deadline  Now Closed
Grant Award Committee Review September 11-17, 2018
Notice of award  September 18, 2018 on or around
Award start date  October 1, 2018
Final report due Oct 15, 2019   

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If you have questions, email us at IATCprograms@ucsc.edu