An Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) to assist Virginians who are commercializing innovations in Clean Technologies or Modeling & Simulation is being offered by the Virginia Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network at George Mason University. ICAP, funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, seeks to grow Virginia companies and jobs in these emerging industry sectors.
ICAP will provide participants (Virginia businesses or entrepreneurs commercializing Clean Tech or M&S innovations) with a FREE Client Market Assessment on their innovation, developed by subject matter experts in their industry. The assessment will include:
- A SWOT analysis
- Recommended next steps
Based on the assessment, selected participants will also receive additional customized counseling and assistance to help them get their innovation to market!
An ICAP Program Description and Client Application package are available at http://bit.ly/A3DouL.
Please complete (or encourage your interested contacts to complete) the Client Application (using Adobe Reader; free from http://www.adobe.com/go/reader) and email the application to shine [at] virginiasbdc [dot] org. Registration as a client of the Virginia SBDC Network is required for participation in the Program. Applicants that are not already Virginia SBDC Network clients will be directed by the Client Application form to an online SBDC client registration site. The Virginia SBDC Network respects the confidentiality and sensitivity of client information and intellectual property.
If you have any questions, please contact shine [at] virginiasbdc [dot] org, or call Terry Woodworth at (434) 987-8066.
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