Prototype Fund Applications Open Spring 2023!
The Texas Tech Innovation Hub has partnered with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance to establish the Prototype Fund in order to further the development of start-ups participating in Innovation Hub programs.
The objectives of the fund are the following:
- Accelerate the development of a prototype for technology startups
- To assist TTU faculty, community, and students in furthering IP development as a result of the NSF I-Corps recommendations
- To develop an MVP as a current or past participant in any Innovation Hub Programs
- To bridge the validation of technology in SBIR/STTR currently funded or newly submitted proposals
Awards will be given in any one of the following categories:
- $5,000 award
- $10,000 award
- $15,000 award
- $25,000 award
Budget detail should include specific milestones and timeline for grant funding in ONE of the above award increments. Applications exceeding a 1-year timeline will be ineligible.
Our application process is straighforward but thorough, as we want to ensure that we obtain all the information we need to assit you the best way possible.
Step One: Fill out the the Inquiry Form if you have not already done so previously.INQUIRY FORM
Click below for rubric with guidelines for proposal, and application portal.
Participants will need to submit the following:
- 3 Page Narrative (view rubric for content)
- Upload Budget (INDICATE IF: $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $25,000 AWARD APPLICATION)
- Specific timeline achievement for Prototype Grant deliverables
- Biosketch or Resume of PI/CEO
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PROTOTYPE FUND
Surgic, LLC: Surgic aims to develop technologies that provide transformative experiences in medical
Team – Paul Egan, Travis Reiss, Kyle Fenn & Christopher Ackerman
Envirostatus, LLC: Passive Sampling Services for Environmental Monitoring
Team – Magdalena Rakowska, Balaji Anandha Rao & Danny Reible
Advanced Codex Solutions, LLC: A non-invasive, low cost, and mobile diagnostic tool for the early detection of both
Melanoma and Buruli ulcer disease.
Team – Courtney Queen, George Zouridakis & Tarun Wadhawan
Buclid, LLC: Medical education software for longitudinal assessment of medical students.
Team – Sarah Kiani, Hassan Khalid & John Ciubuc
3 CulinaryMed Docs, LLC: An electronic repository of various culinary medicine education videos created by
registered dietitians to assist people with an acute or chronic disease to improve
their diet quality and overall health.
Team – Allison Childress, Shannon Galyean & Michelle Alcorn
ALVMAT: A portable, low energy, low cost, “Smart Breathing Window”, that can automatically
detect indoor-outdoor air conditions and can initiate air exchanges to ensure Indoor
Team – Wei Li & Shakil Shimul
SmartMate Solutions, LLC: A solution to reduce the risk of patient falls at hospitals and other healthcare
Team – Debajyoti Pati, James Yang, John Harry (TTU Faculty) & Seyedehnastaran Hashemi
HiPr Innovation, Inc: HiPR innovates devices to prevent pressure ulcers.
Team – Harikishan Sachdev
Aeonian Xai, LLC: Aeonian Xai is the alien of the cosmetic industry that creates one-of-a-kind applicators
that provide simplicity and convenience for our customers.
Team – Sylvia Kuperaza
Staycite, Inc: Marketplace for professional academic collaboration.
Team – Bogdan Olevskyi & Iryna Konopkina