The Technology Commercialization Initiative

Technology Commercialization Initiative (TCI) provides funding for projects that address key engineering design challenges, show a high degree of innovation and, most importantly, identify a clear path to commercialization with the potential to significantly impact technology-related companies across the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Who is eligible for this funding option?
Startup companies, established companies, and university researchers/groups in Pennsylvania for technology commercialization projects that advance the state of the industry in advanced electronics and robotic technologies, primarily through the design and early prototyping of product concepts for these markets. Collaborative projects between these groups are strongly encouraged.

Important features of this funding option:

  • Maximum proposed project duration: 12 months
  • Maximum TCI dollars per project: $100,000
  • Funding mechanism: Convertible note

Range of funding: Maximum $100,000
Contact Name: Chuck Brandt
Contact Email: cbrandt@innovationworks.org
Contact Phone: 412-894-9507
Website URL: https://www.innovationworks.org/Our-Programs/Tech-Commercialization-Initiative/Projects