Application Criteria:

  • 1. Technology must fit within list of GLEAMM focus areas
  • 2. Texas Tech employees must disclose idea to the Office of Research Commercialization (ORC)
    1. – External technologies must indicate the intended or actual relationship to Texas Tech (e.g., Joint or sponsored research).
  • 3. At least one team member participation in an accelerator program or lean start-up educational workshop such as:
    1. Udacity online course: How to Build a Startup
      NSF I-Corps
      Lean Startup Conference
      Accelerator program (e.g., Texas Tech Accelerator)
      – Other program that utilizes lean startup methodology that meets the approval of the review board.

    Use of Funds:

  • Demonstration of proof of concept, reduction to practice, or prototype development
    1. – Create/manufacture prototype (e.g., equipment)
      – Student/staff support (undergraduate, graduate students, post doctoral fellows, technicians or other research staff)
  • Travel – Customer discovery, customer interviews, market validation, tradeshows, and conferences
  • Business plan development (technology/market landscape studies, startup costs).
  • Indirect costs are not allowed.
  • Applications: Weston Waldo // weston.waldo@ttu.edu // (806) 834-7995