Technology Maturation Awards

The Technology Maturation Award (TMA) offers the opportunity to increase the marketability of technologies already marketed by the George Washington University (GW) Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) for their promising commercial potential and societal impact. TMA supports commercial potential demonstration projects for academic research outputs in any science and engineering discipline. This demonstration is achieved through proof-of-concept, prototyping, technology development and/or scale-up work. Successful TMA projects generate technology validation necessary to attract experienced licensees.

Type of Award: Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: up to 5 per year

TMA projects will be funded up to $50,000 for 6-12 months per award

Who May Submit Proposals? GW faculty inventors with a GW-owned invention available for licensing. If you have a new idea, disclose it to TCO before applying for this award.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 2

Deadline: Rolling submission through March 1, 2023.

 

Proposal Preparation Instructions

 

Winners of Technology Maturation Awards

2022 Winners

System to Test Treatments Against Drug Resistant Canine Hookworms

John Hawdon image

John Hawdon, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Vaccine for Stroke Prevention

Zurab Nadareishvili image Rohan Fernandes

Zurab Nadareishvili, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Rohan Fernandes, Director of Biomaterials and Nanotechnology Facility

Air-Q: Indoor Air Quality Sensing and Mitigation

Mark Reeves image Rahul Simha Chen Zeng

Mark Reeves, Professor, Department of Physics, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences; Rahul Simha, Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Science; Chen Zeng, Professor, Department of Physics, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Laser Additive Manufacturing of a Thermoelectric Energy Conversion System

Saniya LeBlanc

Saniya LeBlanc, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

2021 Winners

Photo of Professor Mona Zaghloul  Photo of Professor Jeanne A. Jordan

Professor Mona Zaghloul and Professor Jeanne A. Jordan

Mona Zaghloul, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Jeanne A. Jordan, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Photo of Assistant Professor Inhee Chung

Inhee Chung, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center

Photo of Assistant Professor Alejandro Villagra  Photo of Postdoc Researcher Satish Noonepalle

Assistant Professor Alejandro Villagra and Postdoctoral Researcher Satish Noonepalle

Alejandro Villagra, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Satish Noonepalle, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Photo of Associate Professor Wenge Zhu

Wenge Zhu, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center