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Technology Commercialization Grant
PLEASE EMAIL US…let us know you are interested…we’ll keep you apprised.
May 21, 2013 ~ ‘Elevator Pitch Night’ Event at the Governor’s Club
The Technology Commercialization Grant Program benefits new and expanding businesses through financial support to help secure matching funds from other grants, bank loans and angel investments.
The Technology Commercialization Grant can be utilized for laboratory and analytical services, patent consultation and research instrumentation. The grant program also allows funding to be used for prototype development, production equipment, and test marketing.
BUSINESS AND COMMERCIALIZATION SERVICES
The Technology Commercialization Grant can also be used for unique marketing and strategic planning assistance such as accounting, licensing and legal services. Facilities within Innovation Park can also be leased based upon availability.
SELECTION AND AWARD PROCESS
The Leon County Research and Development Authority will establish a Selection Committee to review all applications. Committee members will have expertise in technology, business development, and finance.
The members will review and rank the applications for potential for commercialization and business success. The Committee will then make final recommendations for advancement to the Elevator Pitch Night Event. The Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications.
The mission of the Leon County Research and Development Authority is to work in affiliation with Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College to:
- Promote scientific research and development activities.
- Foster economic development and broaden the economic base of Leon County.
The Leon County Research and Development Authority owns and manages Innovation Park by an appointed Board of Governors, comprised of prominent business and community leaders, working together to guide the growth and development of Innovation Park.
Board of Governors
Chair: Kristin Dozier, Leon County Commissioner
Vice-Chair: Barney T. Bishop III, Barney Bishop Consulting, LLC
Treasurer: Tom Allen, Capital City Bank Group
Keith Bowers, Alternate Designee, Florida A&M University
Timothy Edmond, The Edmond Group
Dr. W. Ross Ellington, Florida State University
Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Florida A&M University
Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President, Tallahassee Community College
David Ramsay, (Retired) SunTrust Bank
Gil Ziffer, City of Tallahassee Commissioner
Innovation Park is a research and development park located in Florida’s Capital City. It is located on 208 acres of scenic woods and rolling terrain with building sites available for immediate development.
For the past 25 years, Innovation Park has been the heart of Tallahassee’s technology future. The university-related research park was established as a unique location for technology industry and government scientists to work hand-in-hand with Florida A&M University and Florida State University
Innovation Park is home to a wealth of high-tech and research-based organizations that are creating the technology of tomorrow. Community members represent the university, governmental and industrial sectors. To learn more about the community please click here.
With the technological infrastructure already in place and a positive business climate supported by state and local government, Innovation Park is a prime location for companies seeking an edge over the competition.
For additional information:
Julia P. Matson, Office Manager