Texas Tech University

Innovation Hub



Deadline to apply for 2021-2022 Prototype Fund is August 31, 2021!   

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 the following increments: 

  • $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. 

Application Process

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 to create a profile in IncuTrack.  If you have done this for a previous program and have a IncuTrack login already, you can you skip this step. If you have not done this yet, this is required before you can fully complete the application process. 


Step Two: 

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
Apply Here

Ganga Baskar
Commercialization Program Director

View Rubric/Guidelines

Application submission deadline is August 31, 2021.