Proof of Concent Grant
SUCCESS STARTS WITH GREAT IDEAS
Virginia Tech proof-of-concept program fuels development of
early-stage technologies from research to commercialization.
Please note: Round 5 of the POC grant opens December 1, 2023. The deadline to submit is January 31, 2024 at 11:59PM.
The Proof-of-Concept (POC) Program combines early-stage commercialization grants and complementary resources to assist Virginia Tech researchers who want to increase the impact of their research and actively pursue the potential commercialization of technologies emerging from their labs. The POC Program provides competitive grants up to $50k and associated resources support these early stage activities.
The POC program is offered by LAUNCH, The Center for New Ventures with grant funding administered by Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP). Learn more about the POC program, eligibility, and how to apply below.
Invention disclosure is the starting foundation for Virginia Tech proof-of-concept activities
POC activities seek evidence of commercial potential and validation of a path to market
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