GLEAMM Spark Fund is a $1M proof of concept grant program designed to accelerate the commercialization of energy technologies through gap funding by launching startups based on GLEAMM-affiliated university intellectual property and attracting private sector sponsored research.

  • Translational research funding to facilitate future license opportunities
  • Market validation of technology via an accelerator or lean start-up program
  • Researcher/student education and mentoring on new venture creation
  • Increase public-private partnerships through sponsored research

University researchers may request up to $50,000 per proposal* to accelerate the commercial development of technology within any of the following GLEAMM focus areas:

    – Cybersecurity
    – Weather & energy forecasting
    – Wind
    – Microgrid
    – Solar
    – Phasor measurement units
    – Battery Storage

    – Silicon Carbide development

    – Distributed Generation

* Multiple proposals may be submitted by the same applicant for different technologies. Award timeline is one year.

PROPOSALS THAT SIMPLY ADVANCE RESEARCH OF AN IDEA WILL NOT BE FUNDED.

There are two ways to apply:

Program guidelines and applications:
Weston Waldo
(806) 834-7995
weston.waldo@ttu.edu

Award contracts and Reporting:
Tracie Mcclaran
(806) 834-0335
tracie.mcclaran@ttu.edu