3rd Annual Sprout Grant Awards
Preliminary Proposal due Friday February 15, 2013
Full Application due Friday March 8, 2013
Judging Event, Monday Arpil 15, 2013
- February 6 @2 p.m.
- February 8 @10 a.m.
- February 11 @ 2 p.m.
(all in Shapiro Science Center 1st floor library, Rm 1-03)
- Febuary 13 @10 a.m.
(Shapiro Science Center 1st Floor Conference Room, Rm 1-09)
Entrepreneurship at Brandeis
Announcing the Third Annual Sprout Grant Competition.
Preliminary Proposal due: February 15
Final Application due: March 8
Finalist Judging Event
University-level scientific discoveries do not automatically transition from the laboratory to industry; students and scientists do not automatically become entrepreneurs. An important part of the Brandeis educational mission is to catalyze these activities and to encourage and support Brandeis entrepreneurial students and scientists.
The primary mission of Brandeis University's Virtual Incubator is to nurture and support the entrepreneurial activities of Brandeis students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty.
The Virtual Incubator will become a community for science & business, an interdisciplinary center promoting commercial application of science and technology developed at Brandeis.
The Virtual Incubator's activities are four-fold, designed to foster entrepreneurial activities within the Brandeis community:
- educational opportunities to help develop entrepreneurship skills
- mentoring by experienced, successful, Brandeis friendly entrepreneurs
- networking events with industry and introductions into the local venture community
- Sprout Grant Seed Funds to move selected Brandeis inventions from the lab to the marketplace
Brandeis Sprout Grants
Sprout Grants are seed funding to "step-up" selected Brandeis technology and make it more attractive for licensing and commercial development.
A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded in spring 2013, to be shared among the four most promising applications.
Students, fellows and also faculty entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply.