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Oklahoma State University
Technology Development Center

A unit in the Division of the Vice President for Research

Technology Business Development Program (TBDP)


The Technology Business Development Program was established at OSU in 2005 to identify projects with high commercial potential and to support the advancement of those projects to the point of licensing.  TBDP includes a series of internal grants that fund feasibility demonstration and prototype development (up to $50,000). Invention disclosures are required for all TBDP projects.

Gap Funding Levels:

TBDP Phase I: ($5,000-$30,000) This program is for technologies that are at least at a ;proof of concept stage, have inventions disclosed to the TDC office, and need gap funding to progress them to develop the technology from TRL 3 to TRL 7 and to strengthen patent claims.

TBDP Phase II: ($30,000 +) This program is for technologies that have previously been through TBDP Phase I and need further gap funding to progress them to systemized prototypes and/or viable customer environment prototypes that can be tested to help validate the value provided to customers and their needs or problems addressed.

Industry Sponsored Match: (Matching $ up to $50,000) This program is for technologies that are or will receive industry sponsored research funding. Applicants are required to show funding from industry sponsors to be considered for Industry Sponsored Match gap funding.