Translational Investment Fund
The Texas A&M Innovation Translational Investment Fund (TIF) provides investments into the development of disclosed technologies toward commercially relevant ends. Faculty and staff inventors may apply for investments of up to $75,000 to facilitate year-long projects. The number of awards will depend on funding and submission levels. The submission cycle is currently closed. Stay tuned to this webpage for information on future funding rounds.
The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for inventors across The Texas A&M University System to bridge the common gaps that arise in development of early-stage technologies that have the potential to address a commercial or industrial need and ultimately impact the community, nation, and the world. Translational Investment Fund awards have traditionally been granted annually since Fall 2020.
Submissions are accepted from current A&M employees with a previously filed invention disclosure that has been assigned an invention number, and that is unlicensed at the time of submission. The subject of the project must be a disclosed invention that has at least completed development through proof-of-concept and is backed by the inventor(s) commitment to taking steps toward commercialization. Successful project proposals will clearly demonstrate a market need for the technology, a reasonable development approach, commercial benefit(s), awareness of existing competition, and feasibility of project scope. For complete eligibility and selection criteria, please review the program guidelines below.