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MTRAC TRANSPORATION PROGRAM
The MTRAC (Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization) Transportation program provides resources to support translational projects with transportation applications that have high commercial potential. This support includes research funding for proof-of-concept and late-stage translational activities, with consultation and mentoring from an Oversight Committee with industry and investment experts. The MTRAC funding will focus on advanced materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes.
MTRAC was developed to fund translational research of novel, commercially viable technologies. Projects with limited commercial applications are outside the mission of the program and unlikely to be funded. The research must relate directly to applications in transportation (advanced materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes), and the objectives of the project should include an outcome with commercial impact.
Other eligibility criteria include the following:
âˆ™ The technology must be the subject of an invention disclosure from a Michigan based university and be under active management of your technology transfer office or equivalent.
The U-M is now acting as a hub for the MTRAC Transportation Program and all Michigan universities are eligible to apply. PLEASE NOTE: The technology must be the subject of a WSU Invention Disclosure and all applications MUST be processed through the WSU Technology Commercialization Office.
Proposals are due by 5:00PM EDT on March 10, 2017.
Those interested in the program are strongly encouraged to contact Gurhari Singh (email@example.com) to receive assistance and guidance on proposal preparation.
PROPOSAL REVIEW & EVALUATION
Proposals will be evaluated by the Oversight Committee on the basis of technical feasibility, market need and opportunity, and the potential for commercialization and obtaining additional external support. Each proposal must contain, and will also be evaluated upon, a comprehensive R&D plan towards commercialization with discrete and deliverable development milestones.